The Best Glitter Makeup for Grownups

In the days of school dances and weekend slumber parties, we couldn’t get enough glitter makeup. We’d slather sparkles on every inch of exposed skin. And the chunkier, gooier the glitter, the more we loved it. As our makeup routines matured, many of us left OTT sparkle behind in favor of subtler shimmer products. If you haven’t gone back to glitter yet, it’s time to get reacquainted, because the newest glitter beauty products have a decidedly grown-up feel.

The glitter of today isn’t the sparkly stuff we loved as tweens. Modern formulas are smooth and silky and offer a multifaceted glow, courtesy of duochrome finishes or cutting-edge pearl technology. The result is shimmer worthy of a red carpet. What’s more, the latest glitter products aren’t suspended in sticky substances. They’re available in powders and liquids that are genuinely comfortable to wear.

Glitter makeup is a natural fit for your holiday party look but it can also easily be incorporated into a sexy smoky eye for date night. When used sparingly, glitter can even be used to add some added dimension to soft daytime looks.

Get ready to embrace the new, more mature version of sparkle with these grown-up glitter beauty products that are the right blend of sophisticated and shimmery.

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