8 ways to wear grown-up glitter

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 if off this New Year's Eve...

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1. Liquid Eyeshadow

Stila Glitter & Glow eyeshadow set


The Stila Glitter & Glow eyeshadows pack in pigment, last all night and can be applied in seconds. From deep cranberry to rose gold, this set includes a different shade for every occasion.


Stila Glitter & Glow Eyeshadow Set, £49


2. Lipgloss

Urban Decay Hi-fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lipgloss


While glitter lips might not be the most wearable of trends, this gloss gives a beautiful metallic sheen. For those that like to make a statement, ditch the red and opt for this gold finish.


Urban Decay Hi-fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lipgloss in Goldmine, £16


3. Mascara

Clarins Christmas Edition Gold Top Coat


Lightly feather this gold top coat through the ends of your lashes for the perfect party finish. A metallic touch looks great with any beauty look.


Clarins Christmas Edition Gold Top Coat mascara, £22


4. Pure Pigment

MAC Shiny Pretty Things Glitter & Pigments


If you're after something a little more versatile then look no further. This Christmas, MAC's renowned glitter and pigment pots come packaged as a pink and gold foursome. Apply wherever you please.


MAC Shiny Pretty Things Glitter & Pigments, £22


5. Nail Varnish

Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture


The ultimate classy nail varnish for Christmas has to be YSL La Laque Couture in black. A touch of sparkle on your nails can ease any glitter-phobe into the festive spirit.


YSL La Laque Couture in Holographic Black


6. Powder Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadow


This shadow formula instantly lights up your eyes. Apply lightly for a little shimmer or go heavy-handed for intense glitter. Once limited-edition, the popular shadows now have a permenant place in the Bobbi collection.


Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadow, £25


7. 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, £20


8. The Palette

NARS Provocateur Eyeshadow Palette


For glitter that packs a punch, try this limited-edition NARS palette from the new Christmas collection. Inspired by '70s punk rock, you can't go wrong with these bold colours during party season.


NARS Provocateur Eyeshadow Palette, £35