3 Ways to Wear Glitter (and not look like a middle schooler)

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By Hamza Argoub

When I was a kid, I was pretty obsessed with shimmer. I used to have this rollerball glitter perfume that smelled like strawberries and cream (that has since been discontinued, because life is just not fair) and I would smear it onto my eyelids. (Mind you, this was against the warnings on the packaging about how you shouldn’t use the stuff near your eyes, but hey, a girl’s gotta have her sparkle…)

Getting inspiration from the past is a really fun way to spice up your makeup if you’re getting a little bored. So go on ahead and channel your inner 90’s kid: here are 3 fun ways to pull off glitter as an adult.

Hard Candy makes a really fun line of glitter eye gels– swipe some on, wait a few seconds for it to dry, and get out into the world and live your life. I like this product on bare lids with just a touch of liner and mascara; it looks effortlessly cool and fun.

You know you have a glitter lip gloss hiding somewhere in your purse– now’s the time to break it out! Glitter gloss looks awesome by itself, or lately I have been loving to use sparkle to top off a nude lip. Don’t be scared to pair glittery eyes and lips together– each look is subtle enough that it won’t be overpowering.

Victoria’s Secret makes a gold glitter body gel that is perfect for adding a little extra sparkle. Rub it onto your shoulders and collarbones for an unexpected and sexy pop of shimmer.

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