How to wear glitter without feeling like a disco ball

Glitter is part and parcel of the upcoming festive season. Here are our top tips on how to wear glitter in a sophisticated way.

Glitter is a makeup product that many of us will be digging out soon, (possibly for the first time since Electric Picnic). After all, it's basically a prerequisite for party season, isn't it? Almost as much as a dodgy jumper.

Most people either love or loathe glitter. It's shiny, shimmery and everything in between. But on the other hand, it can also look a little... kids party when it goes wrong. Whatever your feelings on it, there's no denying it has an impact. And also, it is incredibly festive. How much impact the glitter you're wearing is up to you, though.

Today, we're looking at some of the more sophisticated ways to wear glitter, for when you want to feel more glitzy than glitter ball.


Glitter eyeliner might frighten you a little. And, yes, it sounds like something the contestants on Drag Race bathe in, but when done in a simple way it can be really beautiful and effective. If you can't bear to part with your normal black liner, though, don't worry. You can always add a touch of the glitter liner over it in a thin line, or on top of it to add a hint of sparkle.


Glitter Gloss

One of the quickest ways to inject a little glam into your look is by wearing a glitter lipgloss. These create an iridescent finish that not only catches the light but also makes lips look bigger too. And who wouldn't want that? Clear glosses work well on their own during the day, while coloured versions can help to add drama when popped on top of a lipstick.

Glitter Nails


There are plenty of ways to wear glitter on your nails. From dramatic jewel encrusted talons to a subtle manicure with an accent nail. This one caught out eye though as it's perfect for both day and night. The muted, soft brown/gold glitter gives a nod to the festive season without it being too much.

Will you be wearing glitter soon? Or is it still too early?

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