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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:

BOBBI BROWN Lip Color – Shimmer Finish

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.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Diamond Powder

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.

limited-edition TARTE™ PRO glitter liner

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.

STILA Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

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.

MARC JACOBS Beauty Lamé Noir Ultra-Glittering Mascara

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?


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