How to wear glitter like a grown up

Every year when Fashion Week rolls around, you can bet that our editors here at Team LC are taking frivolous notes. Not only are we keeping track of clothing and accessories, but we also love to see which makeup trends are on point for the upcoming months. If I’ve learned anything from scouring the Spring 2017 runways it’s that glitter is totally in. I’m not talking about the roll on glitter sticks of the past though. Some of my favorite glittery trends include shimmery cheeks, glitzy lips, and eyes that sparkle from across the room. Like most things, I prefer my beauty regimen to stay subtle yet sophisticated—because sometimes less really is more. Since I’ve been inspired to add a little shimmer to my own makeup routine, I thought I’d do a roundup of products that will leave you sparkling in all the right places too. From the prettiest pearlescent highlighters to eyeliner that shines like diamonds, the glitter gang is really all here. Keep scrolling to get the look…


If you’re looking for a way to add glitter to your makeup that makes more of a statement, your eyes are the best place to experiment. Apply loose glitter to your lids with a bonding eye shadow primer for extreme shine or opt for a shimmery eye shadow if you want to keep it subtle. Another fun way to make your eyes pop is by using a glitter eyeliner. Layer it on top of your favorite black eyeliner or let it stand alone. Either way your eyes will be sparkling! Below are some of my favorite loose glitters, shimmery shadows, and glitter eyeliners…

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If you haven’t caught on by now, glitter lips are definitely a thing this season. They’ve been gracing the runway, music videos and now into the cool girl’s makeup routine. While applying loose glitter to your lipstick isn’t an everyday occasion type of look, there are watered down ways that still make a sparkly impact. Metallic liquid lipsticks have been taking beauty department stores by storm as well as glittery lip glosses. Don’t think this trend is for you? I dare you to give it a try—you’ll be hooked!

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My favorite way to achieve a dewy yet shimmery look has to be highlighters. Ever since strobing came on the scene, highlighters and illuminators have been at the forefront of the beauty world. If you’re as hooked on YouTube makeup tutorials as I am, the words Champagne Pop have revolutionized your highlighting routine. If you’re looking for some perfectly pigmented shine that will give your skin a healthy glow, take a peek at the highlighters and skin illuminizers that I’ve added below…

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Last but not least, glitter nails will always be a favorite for this beauty lover. You can never go wrong with a colorful glitter nail polish in my book! Whether you’re painting every nail or keeping it simple by painting an accent nail like your ring finger, glitter nail polish is always a good idea. If you prefer a more sophisticated manicure with subtle sparkle, this tutorial is for you. Either way you can’t go wrong!

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What’s your favorite way to add a little sparkle to your makeup routine? 

Let me know in the comments!

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  • Lisa Autumn

    I love a good highlighter! ALWAYS

    xx Lisa

  • I’m obviously a glitter magnet hehe and have recently discovered Stila’s new liquid shadows and I’m in total heaven. I only have one color but dying for more. They’re amazing! And of course I have a pretty sweetn highlighter collection.

  • Kari Guastella

    So much pretty glitter!

  • Leah Kauffman

    Going to have to try these products!

  • My favorite way is a bit of lipgloss (IMO shiny lips always look better) and eyeshadows with a tiny bit of glitter. I don’t like too my sparkle either 🙂

  • Glitter will always be a fun way to add a little sparkle to your looks! Loving all of these great picks, especially the glitter nail polish! Who can resist, right? 🙂 <3

    XO, Elizabeth