The grown-up way to do glitter makeup 

Think glitter makeup isn't for grown-ups? Think again. Thanks to some of the biggest names in beauty, it's now seriously wearable. Here are eight easy ways to pull off glitter makeup this party season, thanks to the likes of Charlotte Tilbury, Stila and YSL. Magpies, rejoice. 

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1. The palette

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette

No one does eyeshadow quite like Charlotte Tilbury. The new Luxury Palette from her Christmas collection includes four super blendable shimmering shades that will add instant glamour to any outfit. Plus, it's the perfect size to take with you in your handbag.

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette of Pops in Celestial Eyes, £42

 


2. The liquid eyeshadow

Stila

Stila's liquid eyeshadows pack in pigment and last all night without feeling heavy or sticky. Using the doe foot applicator means they can be applied in seconds - perfect if you're getting ready in a rush or touching up on the go. 

Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow, £16

 


3. The lipstick

Guerlain Glitter Lipstick

While glitter lips may not seem like the most wearable of trends, this liquid lipstick from Guerlain's new collection gives a beautiful metallic sheen. For those that like to make a statement, ditch the nude and opt for this festive finish instead. 

Guerlain KissKiss Liquid Glitter Lipstick, £29.50

 


4. The pure pigment

MAC pigment

If you're after something a little more intense then look no further. This Christmas, MAC's fail-safe glitter and pigment pots come packaged as a gold quartet. Apply wherever you please.

MAC Shiny Pretty Things Glitter & Pigment, £25

 


5. The nail varnish

YSL nail varnish

The ultimate go-with-everything nail varnish for Christmas is YSL's Holographic Black. A classy touch of sparkle on your nails can ease any glitter-phobe into the festive spirit.

YSL Couture Nail Lacquer in Holographic Black, £21.50

 


6. The highlighter

Shiseido Aura Dew

Shiseido's iridescent highlighter uses Japanese pearls to create a glowy finish that just verges on glittery. It's impossible not to feel party-ready with a sweep of this across your cheekbones.

Shiseido Aura Dew, £28

 


7. The powder eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow

This best-selling formula from Bobbi Brown will instantly light up your eyes. Try pairing the shade Melting Point with a red lip, and for an even more intense metallic look, apply using a damp brush.

Bobbi Brown Luxe Eye Shadow, £27

 


8. The eyeliner

Urban Decay Heavy Metal

For glitter that really packs a punch, go glam-rock and try Urban Decay's eyeliner. It contains peach and cucumber extracts, so it will last the whole night on even the most sensitive skin.

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner, £17