How to Wear Glitter Like a Grown-Up

Scattered glitter

Posted by Sarah Carr December 11, 2016 | 2 min read

From glitter-doused eyebrows and cheeks to flecks of shimmer across the eyes and lips, some of the most captivating looks on the AW16/17 catwalks featured some serious sparkle. Luckily, the looks were more classy than childish, and with Christmas just around the corner, there’s never been a better time to get your fix of grown-up glitz! Whether you’re daring enough to go for glitter roots or simply want to add a twinkle to your eye, here’s how to make your signature look shine.

A dash of dazzle

For a low-maintenance style that still looks glorious on social media snaps, forgo your usual black liquid liner for glitter or metallic liner. Opt for a shade that will contrast with your eyes so that they really pop – we love emeralds, rose golds and cobalt blues. The best part about this look is that you don’t have to worry about exaggerated wings or feline flicks, as the glittering colours will make the statement rather than the shape. Starting at the tear duct, simply drag the liner along your upper lash line so that you finish at the outer corner of the eye. Repeat to achieve your desired thickness – we love it when the line looks bold and bright. Finish with lashings of mascara and clear, glossy lip.

Lip luster

A glittery lip may sound a bit too out there, but you can rock it so that it looks cool and classy rather than arts and crafty. A great look for those who prefer a glossy lip, simply paint over your lip shade of choice with our Sheer Lip Gloss in Water Lily.  A clear gloss that’s lightly flecked with gold, it’s the perfect topcoat to make your pout pop.

Twinkling tresses and fingertips

Your face isn’t the only part of your body that you can adorn with a hint of glitter. A fancy updo can look festive in seconds with a sprinkle of shimmer. They key to getting the look right is not to cover the whole head. If you’re sporting a trendy topknot or classic chignon, then a light dusting across the twisted part of your hair will work beautifully.

Finally, a wash of glittery varnish across your fingertips is easy to achieve for those on the go. Just pick a shade you love and get painting!

Feeling inspired by our festive post? We’d love to see your beauty looks! Simply tag us on instagram@lizearlebeautyco

Sarah x