Dealing with the everyday grown-up life can be overwhelming (yes, even after 4 glasses of wine). We all wish we could go back to our childhood, where there was no one saying ‘no you can’t where a full-sequins jack for a breakfast meeting’ or ‘that’s a bit too much glitter on your eyes, honey.’
Though we may be scarred by our past experiences with glitter, playing around with body glitter before middle-school dances or birthday dinners are integral parts (good and bad) of my childhood. Does anyone else remember that gross, glue-y stuff that we all were obsessed with? Over the past 8 years, I have managed to avoid glitter 100% until I was assigned this story. With the market research, my opinion on glitter has taken a 93% u-turn.
Because, B* gals, glitter is awesome. From eyeliners to nails to more, the sparkly stuff has made a chic comeback. Even if you want to add an oomph to your daily life or are ready to make a bold(er) statement, a bit of sparkly can transform your look.
Time to shimmy, baby. Here are some of our favorite picks to get glitter the adult way:
If you’re the makeup-no-makeup look kinda gal (think a smooth completion, defined brows and lots of mascara, that’s it!), glittery lipstick is not that hard to pull off. If you are ready to make a loud impact, try the Raspberry Shimmer, a deep red. I might play it safe here with Berry Shimmer.
Though intimidating, finely milled loose glitter is exactly what you need to embrace glitter while avoiding rave-party connotations Pat it over your eyeshadow for a safer shine. You could even go for it and dust some of the pink Rose Petal shade on your cheekbones to take highlighting to the next level.
I fell so deep in love with this product while writing this article, I actually bought the other Silver shade. Enough said. Swipe your lash lines with this one-two punch of metallic and glitter eyeliners (in two shades) for a sparkly stare and finish with black mascara for added drama. That’s how I plan on rocking it.
If you know me, you know cat-eye is my signature but it can often get boring. When I need to add a little bit more oomph to my eyes (trust me, people do a double take… in a good way), Stila is my go-to. The eyeliner is infused with twinkling multi-pearl micro-glitter that is great for weddings AND Wednesdays.
Taking the eye power to the next level, Marc Jacobs adds shimmer glam to our lashes. Inspired by lamé fabric, this inky-black mascara is infused with gold glitter particles for extra-glam lashes. How epic that?
Adulting is a bit more bearable with some sparkle, don’t you agree?