When in doubt, throw some glitter on it
Find yourself stuck on beauty inspiration, or in a rush to get out the door? When in doubt, just throw some glitter on it—whether on the cheeks, lash line, or lips. However, we’re not talking about your typical sparkle. “Take the expected use of glitter to a different feel by keeping it to a more neutral palette,” says Tulve. This way, it won’t be, you know, too extra. “And, of course, keep a roll of scotch tape handy to clean up any unwanted fallout—but the more glitter, the better.”
Danielle’s look: Sweep cream blush on the outer corner of the eyes and bring it down to the apple of the cheeks. Tap loose glitter on the brow bone and cheekbone.
Use: Glossier, Cloud Paint in ‘Puff,’ $18, available at Glossier; Danessa Myricks, Constellation glitter in ‘North Star,’ $15, available at Danessa Myricks.
Sofia’s look: Sweep cream pigment over the lid up to the brow bone. Tap loose glitter across the lid, finishing with mascara.
Use: Rituel De Fille, Inner Glow Crème Pigment in ‘Eclipse,’ $29, available at Rituel De Fille; M.A.C, Glitter in ‘Reflects Bronze,’ $22, available at M.A.C.
Amelia’s look: Prep the lip with lipstick, then use your ringer finger to press a matching loose glitter onto the surface of the lip.
Use: M.A.C, Lipstick in ‘Peachstock,’ $17.50, available at M.A.C; Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Cosmetic Glitters in ‘Beige,’ $11.25, available at Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics.
Ocean’s look: Buff liner into the lash line and waterline for a strong undersmoke. Using a smaller brush, press loose glitter over the liner, starting from the center of the lash line and moving outward. Tap eye gloss over the lids.
Use: M.A.C, Eye Kohl in ‘Teddy,’ $17, available at M.A.C; Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Cosmetic Glitters in ‘Coffee,’ $11.25, available at Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics; Milk Makeup, Eye Vinyl in ‘Light Rail,’ $20, available at Milk Makeup.
Wyatt’s look: Prep the brows with a clear brow gel. Working one brow at a time, prep brows with a clear brow gel, then comb loose glitter into the brow using a disposable spoolie brush. This will give brows a bleached, but sparkling, effect.
Use: M.A.C, Glitter in ‘Gold,’ $22, available at M.A.C; Glossier, Boy Brow in ‘Clear,’ $16, available at Glossier.
Wyatt is wearing a Guess jacket and H&M jeans. Amelia is wearing a Simone Rocha dress and top, ASOS shoes, and a Zana Bayne choker. Sofia is wearing a Christian Cowan blouse, a Sandy Liang skirt, and Vaga shoes, stylist’s own tights. Ocean is wearing a Calvin Klein shirt and Levi’s jeans. Danielle is wearing a Christian Cowan jacket, an Out From Under top, a Cooperative bustier, Urban Outfitters pants, Balenciaga shoes, and a Zana Bayne choker, stylist’s own tights.