Here Are The Prettiest “Grownup” Glittery Makeup Trends That Don’t Look Totally Nuts

From Harry Potter-inspired beauty products to unicorn lipstick, beauty trends in 2016 have taken a turn toward the ~magical~. Obviously, that means that glitter is bigger than ever. So much so that there are a gazillion nonsense glitter-based trends that no one would ever attempt, because they are just plain crazy-looking or a total mess. That includes this trending glitter-covered face look, which I guess is cool if you are employed by Cirque du Soleil, but otherwise, no.

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Thankfully, there are ways to incorporate glitter into your look—especially around the holidays. Here, 10 cool, shimmery trends you can get away with even if you’re not running off to become a headlining act in Vegas.

1. Glitter braids

The secret to getting this look: Major Moonshine Glitter Gel. Here’s a Beauty Coach TV video in which Daniel Moon demonstrates how to use it:

Get it HERE

2. Glitter lipstick

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This is a classic burgundy lip with a bit of Violet Voss Hella Amazing gold glitter on top. Hot.

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3. Ombre glitter nails

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Also referred to as “gradient” glitter, this look is so gorgeous with a neutral or bold polish.

4. Glitter tears

This trend blew up ahead of Coachella this past spring, and it’s an easy, unexpected way to incorporate glitter into your eye makeup. If you don’t want to go full-fledged tears, you can just do a little bit in the corner of your eye. This can make your eyes look a lot bigger and brighter, not to mention ~sparkly AF~.

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5. Glitter highlighter

A quick comparison of @elfcosmetics Enchanted eyeshadow (top) and @beccacosmetics Champagne Pop highlighter (bottom). *THIS IS DONE ON BARE SKIN* While both are gold toned, #elfcosmetics enchanted is a much more concentrated yellow. Because of the way the Enchanted pigment is packaged, the product transfer on to a brush is difficult. The shadow glides on the face, but needs to be buffed with care as to not look splotchy. #Beccacosmetics Champagne Pop applies and blends much easier. It's packaged in compact form and the softness of the pigment makes product transfer into a brush well. Champagne Pop blends into a more natural highlight The prices are incomparable. @Elfcosmetics retails for $3 on its website while @beccacosmetics retails for $39 on most beauty supply sites/stores. BUT… Under natural light (pictures are taken under flash) these golden highlights are almost indecipherable! 👯 So if you can splurge, I highly recommend buying @beccacosmetics (bottom) but if you're balling on a budget, 10/10 would say that @elfcosmetics enchanted shadow is for you 💫 #makeup #highlight #elfcosmetics #beccacosmetics #comparison #GLOup #golden #angelic #dupeTHAT #itslit #kparamoreMUA

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More shimmer than glitter, swiping on a gold highlighter or shadow is a cool way to add ethereal light to your cheekbones.

6. Glitter crease

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The glitter crease but OMG sexy. Check out this tutorial to get the look:

7. Glitter roots

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OK, glitter roots are a little bit wilder than say, throwing a little glitter in your eye makeup, but what better time to try out the look than at a holiday party? You can even go with a more subtle glitter that more closely matches your hair color (below), so it’s just a bit of ’90s-ish shimmer.

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8. Glitter lashes and brows

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Throw some glitter into your lashes and brows with a sparkly mascara. One to try: Hard Candy Lash Tinsel.

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9. Glitter eyeliner

Super-subtle way to add glitter to your shadow look. You can also put it ontop of regular black liquid liner for a sparkly “pop.” Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in “Distortion” is a fave for unicorn lovers.

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10. Glitter lip gloss

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If you love glitter but want just a hint of it in your look, wearing a glittery gloss is the way to go. Try Diamond Cluster Lip Gloss by Fierce Magenta.

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