3 edgy ways to rock glitter makeup

3 edgy ways to rock glitter makeup

No glitter, no glory

Text: Angelyn Kwek

All the glitz and glam — now more wearable than ever — as served up by the Insta-verse

Glitter has come a long way from chunky and gritty since its '70s disco heyday, and improved formulations mean all that sparkles are stepping up in a big way. Beyond a simple flick of glitter liner and the usual bling-y manicures, everything from eyeshadows to highlighters are bringing the glitz with modern iterations that are as wearable as they're Instagramable. And what with social media (in all its forms) as your beauty enabler, here are three fresh ways you can pop a bit of shimmer and shine into your everyday look:

1. Metallic glitter brows
What's better than a pair of full, on-fleek eyebrows? When you add glitter into the equation. But rather than tiny, flakey spheres that will drop into your eyes and irritate you something fierce, the glitter brows of 2017 take on a more metallic — and subtler — edge by using brow highlighting gels. No fuss, no muss and all the gleam you could want.



2. Ombré glitter lippie
Take the ombré lip trend up a notch and give it the tinsel treatment by lining the edges of your pout with a liquid glitter liner. Not only does it get more mileage out of said oft-neglected liner, the look puts a fun twist on gradient lips that are also totally on-point for parties and summer (summer parties?). Just be sure to eat and drink with care.



3. Mermaid glitter peepers
Suffice to say, all the cool glitzy eyeshadow looks on Insta you could ever want to emulate can be had with Too Faced's new Glitter Bomb palette. Featuring eight insanely pigmented shades with an almost liquid-like texture — the new way to wear glitter with no more annoying fall out — the colours include unique intensifying and brightening bases that can be layered with each shade for different finishes. And if you can't quite take our word for it, check out this handy tutorial by the brand's Global Pro Artist on how to nail a mermaid-inspired look:



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