The 90s makes a comeback in force for SS18 and it's telling us that glitter is most certainly for grownups.
As we know, fashion is cyclical, and '90s glitter is back in the spotlight this season. From the runways of Giambattista Valli and Topshop to the main stage at music festivals, it's all about that shimmer and shine.
The good news about glitter is that you don't really have to be an expert to wear it. The light reflective particles do most of the heavy lifting so really, it's just a case of choosing where you want to wear it.
One of the easiest ways is to add a light dusting over your eyelids. To help the glitter adhere, you can buff a gel eyeliner over lids as a base and then press the glitter on top. Alternatively, a specialist glue such as Cailyn Stik It Glue (€14) works really well. Once applied, it dries to a clear finish. Below you can see that particular technique in action in a video I made for my Instagram.
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You can also tap glitter into your hairline for a subtle glistening effect. Finer glitters such as the NYX Glitter Brilliants are ideal for this as they really catch the light to give a twinkling effect.
Another way to wear glitter is by using a touch of it mixed into your body moisturiser. Yes, body glitter is also back (anyone who grew up in the 90s will know how much we loved it then!). For a grown-up feel, try the NUXE Huile Prodigeuse shimmering dry oil (€33 via Cloud10Beauty.com) which compliments a tan beautifully.
Will you be giving this throwback trend a try this summer?