Instead of rocking the usual red lip for your upcoming New Year’s Eve party, why not go for glitter? The glitter trend is making a huge statement this Spring Summer 2017, with lots of twinkling and sparkling going on all over the catwalks. Yes ladies, this shiny confetti is no longer just for the kids! From Rodarte’s glitter-rimmed cuticles to Fendi’s festive glitter-packed lips, there’s no limit to what you can create.
But how do we incorporate glitter without appearing ridiculously over-the-top? “The aim is to make it not look overly done.” said Pat McGrath. By focusing only on one particular feature and paring back the rest of your makeup, you’ll keep the overall look modern, wearable and fun!
As 2017 draws to a close, let’s celebrate the New Year with all things glitter! Here are 5 easy ways that you can incorporate this trend into your look:
1. GLITTER FRECKLES
To create the appearance of freckles, use a rose gold shade of glitter and dot it randomly on top of your cheekbones and over the bridge of your nose using a small flat-tipped brush dipped in Vaseline. Keep the rest of the makeup simple with natural brows, a thin coat of black mascara on the lashes, and a rosy nude stain on the lips.
2. CHAMPAGNE LIDS
Want glitter on your eyes but don’t want it to be too obvious? Try a shimmery champagne shade on your lids instead, focusing the shimmer onto the centre of your eyelids. To add further depth to the eyes, apply a warm brown shade right onto the crease and blend it out with a fluffy eyeshadow brush.
3. CUPID’S BOW
To bring attention to a bold dark lip, Add a touch of that same rose gold glitter onto the top of your cupid’s bow.
For a gorgeous ethereal glow, apply a thin layer of liquid highlighter onto the high points of your face. Focus on areas like the top of your cheekbones, the sides of your temples, the inner corners of your eyes, your brow bone, and along the bridge of your nose. You can then add a light dusting of glitter for a little dramatic effect.
5. IRIDESCENT EARS
To recreate Giamba’s glitter-rimmed ears, apply the rose gold glitter onto the high points of the ears for a touch of sparkle. To ensure that the glitter stays put, try lining your ears with a layer of cream or Vaseline.
We hope you liked the looks as much as we enjoyed creating them! Here’s wishing all our readers a spectacularly sparkly year ahead!