Glitter is the official synonym of the holiday season. For all the women who are already excited about Christmas and New Year’s, we rounded up some gorgeous glittery makeup looks to try. You have just enough time to match your outfits with the best makeup and hairstyles. There’s quite an impressive range of shades starting with fierce purple to orange to toned-down gold shimmer.
MAC Cosmetics is a makeup brand that never ceases to amaze with their collaborations and new launches. The last few years have been huge for the cosmetics giant and it seems that 2018 is going to be big too. Just in time for spring, MAC is expanding their range of glitter pigments. The brand’s glitter collection so far involves 26 shades, and they will add additional 13 exciting hues. Amazing news for all the makeup addicts who can’t get enough of glitter.
At first, it was only a rumor, but MAC finally confirmed the great news. The brand still hasn’t released any specifics, but there is one shade that is already in use by celebrity makeup artists. We’re talking about the Iridescent White pigment that has a unique 3D effect. Its holographic nature gives the glitter the ability to shine in different shades. In one type of light, it will appear as a gorgeous golden hue, in others might look like a lavender tone or even silver. These mesmerizing unicorn-inspired sparkling particles are already the top trending topic in the beauty world.
Glittery makeup looks are trending at the moment on every single runway show. Starting with Pat McGrath’s mesmerizing holographic sparkling lips for the Maison Margiela show, to the numerous other ways you can add shine to your face, lids, lips, and cheeks, it seems that 2018 will be all about glitter.
The mysterious MAC product already made its debut on the runway. It was first spotted during London Fashion Week, at the London College of Fashion MA18 Womenswear Catwalk presentation. Makeup artist Claire Mulleady used the mesmerizing new glitter shades to create an extreme shine all over the models’ lids.
Days later, the legendary makeup pro Val Garland used the same glitter pigment to do her magic for the Preen catwalk presentation. According to Val, she dipped her makeup brushes in the new Iridescent White shade that will launch very soon. To achieve the magical look, she used the glitter pigment as dust, which she blew straight to the skin of the models. This might not be the most common way to use sparkles in your makeup looks, but keep in mind that there are plenty of other options to add that glam factor.
MAC’s new glitter pigment collection is the perfect chance to get your KiraKira app into action. The brand hasn’t confirmed an official release date yet. They did share that you can expect the sparkling new additions sometime in April. April is less than a month away, so start going through your Insta feed for some glam makeup inspiration.
In a time when we have to face so many political and cultural challenges, Eric Steginsky invented glitter eyeglasses and launched the distinctive eyewear brand Planet i. These are nothing like the eyeglasses with glitter frames you often see on festivals. Eric Steginsky infused glitter in the actual glass, so you can have a glitter rain everytime you put on your eyeglasses. They look whimsical and surreal. You’d get a feeling that you are in your own real-life fairy tale.
“It’s such a depressing time and there’s so much going on in the world. I want people to take a little vacation every time they put these on,’ the mastermind behind the glitter eyeglasses told Vogue.
So far, the brand offers a few different styles, from bold ones to relaxed 70s aviators. The names are innovative and compliment the glasses’ aesthetic. Lightrider, Space Cowboy, Extraterrestrial, and Moonwalker are just a few of the names of the glitter-infused styles. Since these are not your ordinary eyeglasses you would be able to find them in an array of fun colors from purple and red to tangerine. Eric Steginsky has worked on this unique idea for a while until he found the right amount of glitter that won’t distract the way you see through these eyeglasses. He went from party store to party store and became a glitter pro. When he finally found the right sparkles and glitter to glass ratio he launched Planet i.
The glitter effect on the glasses is best experienced on a sunny day. The sun will enhance the sparkly effect and instantly elevate your mood. No need to mention that you’ll get all the attention with these and upgrade your style just by putting them on.
“It’s never been done. They’re like a Snapchat filter for your face,’ Steginsky claims.
In a time when everybody is obsessed with Snapchat and Instagram filters, it seems that real-life glitter filter is just what the world needs now. If anything, these eyeglasses will for sure make their way all over your Instagram feed. Just imagine what the Infamous Kira Kira app that makes your world sparky could do with these sunglasses.
The idea for the eyeglasses with glitter lenses was a result of Steginsky’s interest for cosmology. His “science nerd’ dad skipped the classic fairy tales for a good night. Instead, he was talking to him about big cosmic questions. Later in life, Eric got interested in fashion too, so the glitter eyeglasses are a fusion of his passions.
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Okay, ladies is officially that time of the year when you can add glitter to everything without being judged. We know that there are gals that would have glitter from breakfast to dinner. Anyway, adding glitter to your makeup look might be a bit challenging. First, the fact that you don’t have many red-carpet-like events on your schedule might get in the way.
Second, glitter makeup looks are outstandingly gorgeous, but glitter can be messy at times. We all have to admit that glitter gets all over the place when we do our makeup. Plus you have to wake up at least an hour earlier in the morning to do a full face glam. And you can do this only if your workplace allows you to wear much makeup. So, it seems that sometimes you need to wait for a special occasion to wear glitter makeup.
Having all this in mind, we feel free to say that glitter nails are the best deal for all the glitter-obsessed gals out there. First of all, because you don’t have to deal with the mess if you get your nails done at the salon. Even if you do them by yourself, you’ll have to deal with the mess only once. And for a while, you will have cute nail design.
One of the chicest ways to flaunt a glitter mani is the nails-dip-in-glitter technique. This technique means that you have to add glitter only on the top part of your nails. It is a great way to tell the world that you get your fingers involved in everything glitter! If you want a more toned down glitter nail design opt for semi-clear, semi-glitter nail design. For a bolder effect chose contrasting colors. And finally, for the most dramatic results glitterize your nails from the first finger to the last. Choose your favorite color (not trying to influence your decision but royal blue, turquoise and millennial pink look insanely gorgeous in glitter version) and get glitter mani. This nail design is pretty simple. Try it at home if you don’t want to pay for a pro mani.
For extra glam mix glitter, rhinestones and other decorative elements for nails into one nail design. These over-the-top nail designs are only for the ones who don’t mind to have all the attention on their nails.
Take a look at these pretty glitter nail designs and pin the ones you want to copy.
Nothing looks more glamorous than a glitter makeup look. Even designers are affected by the glitter obsession. We had a chance to see many dazzling pieces on the runway shows lately. Some brands took the glitter obsession on another level. Too Faced and GlamGlow recently announced that they are working on glitter masks. So, the beauty world is going crazy over glitter.
There is something special about the glitter. These tiny sparkly particles can change your entire makeup look. The most common way to use glitter in makeup is on your eyes, but glitter looks mesmerizing on the lips as well. As you probably guess, wearing glitter on your lips is not the most comfortable thing in the world, but is worth trying. In case your makeup game isn’t strong a glitter lip will do the job. Precise glitter makeup looks are a bit hard to create if you aren’t good in doing your makeup. If you can’t get over the mess that the loose glitter creates opt for pressed glitter. This glitter comes in eyeshadow pans and you don’t need glitter clue to keep it in place.
The dramatic glitter makeup looks are perfect for glamorous occasions such as prom, parties, weddings and so on. You can also flaunt a glamorous makeup look that includes glitter during the holiday season. The options to spice up your makeup look with glitter are endless. You could create a cut crease makeup look or highlight the inner corners of your eyes with glitter. Applying glitter all over your eyelids is another option. If you want to elevate your look in just seconds, apply glitter only on your lower lash line.
Feast your eyes on the most dramatic glitter makeup looks and get ready to be the most glamorous person at your next big event.
Glitter is going to become a part of your everyday life soon. Forget the times when glitter was used only for Halloween and festivals. The 90s’ trends that had a huge comeback this year brought back the glitter in our makeup routine. There is nothing weird in using glitter to get a glamorous look for a night out. But apparently, you’ll be able to nurture your skin with glitter soon. Two major brands Too faced and GlamGlow took the glitter obsession on a higher level.
Too Faced’s co-founder Jerrod Blandino teased his followers with a video of a glitter face mask. In the video, you can see a woman applying the glorious mixture all over her face. At the end, she peels off the wondrous mask with ease and no residue whatsoever. The glitter face mask will be Too Faced’s first skincare product. With no doubt, the cruelty-free brand will enter the world of skincare with style.
Too Faced is not the only brand that wants to add glitter to your skin care routine. Just 24 hours after Too Faced’s glitter mask teaser, the Instagram-famous brand GlamGlow announced the launch of the Glittermask. The Glittermask is expected to arrive during the holidays. GlamGlow’s Glittermask will offer a peel-off firming treatment with its star-shaped iridescent glitter. The glitter is mixed with the charcoal-colored base. According to GlamGlow, the glitter face mask won’t cause messy situations. Every glitter addict knows the clean-up struggle after using glitter, but this face mask performs with no leave behind. The Glittermask reminds of the brand’s Gravitymud metallic silver peel-off mask. The mask became an internet obsession when it first launched because of its vibrant metallic finish. The new Glittermask might be Gravitymud’s glittery twin. As you can see the Glittermask is very Instagrammable and ready to take over your Instagram feed.
There are no official release dates for the glitter face masks yet. Glamglow’s Glittermask is expected to launch first, sometime during the holiday season. The brand confirmed that the Glittermask will be available at Sephora. Too Faced didn’t reveal any information about the launch date. Although there aren’t specific dates for you to mark your calendar, we are sure that you won’t miss their launch. The beauty influencers will probably receive the products before the official launching and you’ll see these glamorous masks all over your Instagram feed.
Highlighters have become an essential part of almost every girl’s makeup routine. They are a wonderful way to bring a special glow to your face or even parts of your body. They are one of those products that can be used in many different ways for many different capacities, which is probably where all their popularity comes from.
The makeup brand Glitter Injections once again stunned all makeup and glitter lovers by introducing their latest products. This time it is a set of five brand new highlighters that can be used both for face and body. These cream highlighters are a dream come true for all of the girls out there that have dreamed of becoming mermaids. The mermaid trend has been one of the most popular trends lately, starting with mermaid hair, makeup, drinks, clothes extending to even absurd things such as a mermaid toast.
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The set consists of five packs and the highlighters come in five different shades: iridescent gold, purple, red and green. The gold shade is named “Fame” and it gives a very rich golden color. The second one is the purple shade with the name “Autograph”. The red shade (with pink undertone) is called “Own the Stage”. The last two are based on a green shade and are named “Fan Mail” and “She’s Jelly”. Glitter Injections are calling their line “Blinding Glow’.
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According to the note on their site, Glitter Injections claimed that the swatches of the highlighters are amazing. “Go slowly because a little goes a long way!’ One of the most important things about this line is that the highlighters are water resistant. That means that you will get a special glow once you are underwater and you will feel like an IRL mermaid. They are probably a bit hard to remove because of the resistance, but they are most definitely worth a try. The dewy effect and the iridescent shine bring a whole new dimension to the highlighting trend.
The highlighters are available on the official site of Glitter Injections. A single pack costs $20 but if you buy all five you will get them with a discount for only $88. The Glitter Injection’s Instagram page offers videos and pictures of the Blinding Glow products, where fans are going crazy over them.
Coachella is clearly becoming the perfect scene to try out a look that you always thought would work on you. It is the place to be as adventurous with your look as you want. Even trends that have already become mainstream get an updated twist. The recent update to undercut hairstyles is a perfect example.
What is the best way to update an edgy and interesting haircut? Color, of course, and as with nearly everything else, a dose of sparkle is easy to add and looks impressive from all angles. That being said, it is no surprise that glitter undercut hairstyles are the new thing for Coachella. The only real question is why haven’t we done this before? After all, undercut hairstyles have been an incredible trend for a while now.
Undercut hairstyles are going to continue to be a trend because they are edgy and surprising, they are not permanent and you can change them as soon as your hair grows out a bit ” for some people every week or two if they really want to. Glitter hair gel has always been around, but recently it has had a serious resurgence and the inclusion into making an undercut ‘pop’ perfectly for a festival party, or anytime and any place really, just seems like the natural progression for the trend.
People have gotten creative with the glitter undercut hair trend on Instagram already using multiple colors to elaborate on the perfection of their geometric undercut and everyone is here for it. Want to change colors? Wash it out and redo ” it does not get better than that. The process is uncomplicated; the most complex part is choosing the type of glitter you want to use ” you could even make your own glitter gel as unique as your undercut.
The glitter undercut hair trend also shows off a lot of the dexterity of glitter, though this is not something easily forgotten. Large pieces sized glitter versus very small fine glitter types create a different effect so you can customize your look even further. A cute updo with an exposed, glittered undercut is a trend that is going to last a lot longer than Coachella this year for certain, it is just too cute and easy a trend not to, but the trend will be explosive at the event.
Coachella hair looks are as important as the clothes, so the ingenuity that will go into everyone’s looks is to be expected ” it is Coachella after all. A sparkly glitter undercut hairstyle is definitely going to be on quite a few people’s checklists, and Instagram will be alive with the fashion and fun-taking place, so expect to see plenty of glitter undercut hairstyles online as well.
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Is there anything better than a secret project that involves glitter and an A-list army composed of some of the world’s leading musicians, makeup artists and fashion houses? Pat McGrath, Selena Gomez and Coach are answering this question, working on a secret glittery project that will surely become an instant success.
Whenever Selena Gomez and makeup legend Pat McGrath collaborate on new projects, the results are always mesmerizing, as seen, for example, in Selena Gomez’s previous partnership with MAC Cosmetics. Pat McGrath, who not only has a successful namesake label, but is also extremely busy creating makeup masterpieces during the various Fashion Weeks, has been venturing into new projects for a few years now, with this specific one, although still appearing rather enigmatic, already looking like one of her most imposing ones.
The Pat McGrath x Selena Gomez x Coach collaboration is still sort of a secret, as Pat McGrath, Selena Gomez and Coach have not revealed any details yet. The trio is, however, definitely having fun, teasing us with a glittery Instagram post that gives us an inkling that the collaboration is dropping soon and grandiosely, indeed.
The glittery magic is predominantly happening on McGrath’s Instagram account, as the talented entrepreneur and makeup artist has been busy posting pictures of Selena Gomez surrounded by cascades of glitter. “I had the most MAJOR time yesterday with the most gorgeous and DIVINE @selenagomez,” one of the pictures was captioned. “Working on a special project with @coach! #lust004 sequin madness !!! #patmcgrathlabs #makeupbypatmcgrath #SelenaGomez.’
Those who love McGrath’s makeup products have surely instantly noticed the #lust004 hashtag, which directly links the project to Pat McGrath’s famed Lust 004 glitter lip kit, which was one of Pat McGrath’s biggest successes. We bet the trio’s project will thus combine McGrath’s glitters, Selena Gomez’s care for edgy silhouettes and Coach’s tailored fashions in one collection, and we honestly cannot wait to finally get more information regarding their project.
As for Coach, the American label seems to be particularly happy with its choice of tapping Selena Gomez as its brand ambassador for 2017 (and we couldn’t blame it, as Gomez is not only talented, but also has 113 million Instagram followers), and the fact that the duo is jumping together into new projects is even more thrilling.
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The holiday season is a time when everything seems to shine a little brighter. There are shimmery holiday lights everywhere you look, and because of all of the holiday parties, everyone seems more polished. We wear shimmery highlighters, sparkly jewels, and maybe even sequined dresses or shiny shoes‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë¬¨‚àÇ so we definitely can’t neglect glitter nails.
To get your lovely digits prepared for the holiday season, we’ve searched high and low for the best glitter nail polishes on the market ” the ones that will not chip easily, and will have you getting noticed at all of the holiday parties. Regardless of whether you like an all over solid shine, a glittery accent nail, or maybe just glittery French tips, get ready to glow trying any of these 15 sparkling glitter nail polish colors!
1. Deborah Lippmann Glitter Nail Color in Mermaid’s Dream
Amp up the fun, and give a sassy nod to summer (or maybe a much needed wintertime Caribbean vacation), with this beachy glitter nail polish. This glitter polish primarily consists of silver and pale blue flecks, with just a hint of teal and dark blue, to really remind us of mermaid tail scales gleaming in the sun. Get this gorgeous glitter nail color at Nordstrom!
2. Ciate London Glitter Nail Polish in Razzmatazz
The combination of smaller and larger pieces of golden glitter in this nail polish reflects light in such a way so that it looks brighter on the nail than it does in the bottle. A larger brush makes this glitter nail polish easy to apply, and the warm shade of gold makes it stand out as a little more unique. This retails at Sephora for $8.00.
3. Julep Glitter Nail Color in Estelle
You don’t have to be overly demure this holiday season, even if you opt for the glitter nail polish trend. Simply choose a color like Estelle, comprised of black and silver bits of glitter, for a punk rock shine. This holiday Goth shade of glitter nail polish is available at Nordstrom.
4. WHIM Bold Glitters Nail Lacquer in Catching Confetti
This glitter nail polish will get you party ready with its large chunks of ultra glittery purple. It’s harder to get an opaque finish with such large pieces, but I think it’s totally worth it because the effect would be high drama. If you don’t want to go through all that work, maybe stick to a shimmery purple accent nail. This glitter nail lacquer is sold at Ulta.
5. Burberry Glitter Nail Polish in Silver
The sleek touch of a shimmering silver nail is undeniable. This frosty glitter nail polish is perfect for a more glamorous holiday party. Personally, I like these kinds of solid silvers applied over a French manicure tip, for just a hint of glimmer. This perfect glittering silver nail polish is available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
6. Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Glitter Nail Polish in Glinda
This dense silver glitter nail polish is for the good witches among us. This color goes on opaque fairly quickly, to bring your nails to a blinding shine ” perfect for defeating both the winter cold and the bad witches. This long-lasting glitter nail polish will not cheap easily, so don’t be concerned while you gift wrap. It’s sold at Sephora.
7. JINsoon Gala Glitter Nail Lacquer
This is another gorgeous glitter nail polish that is free of the harmful 5 ingredients. True to its name, this high-shine polish is perfect for balls and galas, thanks to a perfect shade of rose gold glitter. This glitter nail lacquer goes on smoothly and evenly, with just one sweep of the brush, and the differently sized flecks ensure maximum shine and dimension. This glitter polish is available at Nordstrom.
8. NCLA x CutePolish in I’ll See Ya Next Time
This dark blue and teal glitter nail polish is on the darker side, but the shimmer in it is so radiant that the effect is nighttime romance. It’d be the perfect pop of color, especially for those of you sick of traditional Christmas colors. Alternatively, it’d be perfectly on theme for you Hanukkah celebration! It’s available from Target.
9. Nails INC Luxe Boho Glitter Nail Polish in Notting Hill Lane
This groovy glitter nail polish channels a girlish take on the ’70s. This mixture of magenta, purple, and nude glitter pieces brightens any look in a playful way. Reserve this polish shade for the wild and fun holiday parties with friends! You can buy it from Net-a-Porter.
10. Sugarloom Cosmetics Snowflake Scandal Glitter Nail Polish
This cool glitter nail polish is a dose of wintery depth and dimension. It shines bright with lighter and darker flecks in different shades of blue and silver, the perfect color palette for a fierce snow queen. What’s more, you’ll feel good knowing Sugarloom doesn’t test on animals, and they avoid the 5 harmful nail polish ingredients. You can find it at Runway2Street.
11. Smith & Cult Glitter Nail Polish in Vegas Post Apocalyptic
This delicate glitter nail polish stands out thanks to the extremely finely milled glitter pieces used in it. The glitter itself is a uniform shade of warm and feminine rose gold, and it’d be perfectly paired with a flowy and light cocktail dress. It’s available at Net-a-Porter.
12. butter LONDON Glitter Nail Lacquer in Lovely Jubbly
This glitter nail polish screams teenage punk princess chic, thanks to a combination of tiny cool purple and silver glitter chunks. Unless you are an aforementioned punk princess, this pigmented purple with an edge polish is probably best used on an accent nail, or for cute designs. Get it at Ulta!
13. Leighton Denny Temptress Glitter Nail Varnish
Channel a starry sky with this mesmerizing glitter nail polish. Tiny and shimmering glitter pieces are suspended in black polish, and the effect is classy, glamorous, and mysterious. Make full use of this color (and its excellent brush) by applying it over all ten nails, in two opaque coats. It’s available at The Hut.
14. By Terry Terrybly Nail Lacquer 700 in Glitter Glow Top Coat
Another sparkly blue number for all o’ ya’ll celebrating the Festival of Lights. This is technically a glitter top coat, so it’s meant to be worn over a solid polish (I think it’d be paired best with a pale blue, black, or white). You can get this gorgeous glitter nail polish at Barneys.
15. NARS Glitter Nail Polish in Arabesque
Inject a touch of warmth into your holiday look, with this lovely peach glitter nail polish. These finely ground glitter pieces are suspended in a sheer pink polish, so you can either apply a few coats for opacity, or apply over a more opaque pink. This color is perfect to end our list, because it can work for any holiday celebration! You can get it at Sephora.
Which of these shimmering glitter nail polishes is your favorite? Do you rock the full-force glitter nails, or opt for a design or accent nails? Comment and let me know!
Photos courtesy of Net-a-Porter, Ulta, Sephora