#BirthdayLook: 7 Products to own to get on the glitter trend
For the glitterati
Glitter is seeing a comeback like never before, from sparkly face accessories to glittery roots that will save you some time at the hair salon. But instead of looking like a 12-year old playing dress up for the first time, here's how you can ace a runway-worthy beauty look like a professional:
If you're worried about how messy a complete glittery lip can get, try a topcoat such as Urban Decay's Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water-Resistant Lip Topcoat over your existing lip colour for an otherworldly effect. Available in shimmer, glitter and metallic finishes, this gel-cream formula has moisturising properties that will lock in the colour on your lips.
In case glitter freaks you out for its fallout, try this shimmery eyeshadow for its unique, wet formula that blends seamlessly into your eyelids. 3CE Pot Eyeshadow's range of pink-gold to gold hues are scoring extra points in our books, thanks to its superfine texture that adds dimension to your eyes depending on how much you layer on and blend.
But if you're feeling ambitious and ready to let your party animal out loose, try this special-edition glitter in a vivid turquoise shade to amp your all-black getup. M.A.C Cosmetics Glitter/Chromat is usable on all areas of your face, skin and hair for a futuristic, glamourous look.
Glitter eyeshadow isn't the only thing you need to make your peepers pop. Add on a layer of Marc Jacobs Lamé Noir Ultra-Glittering Mascara that will give you look-at-me lashes. Its brush is coated with an ultra-reflective micro-glitter in gold and noir for a lamé-like effect. Definitely a must-have for your evening look.
This double-ended glitter liner from Tarte will elevate your look easy breezily. Tarteist Pro Eye Jewels Glitter Liner in a limited edition Rose Gold hue is what you need for a high-octane beauty look. Define your eyes with one end that's a metallic, quick dry liquid liner for the daytime, and amp it up for the evening with the no-budge glitter liner for extra pizzazz.
Don't forget about your nails post makeup application. We love this dazzling Ruby Glitter metallic nail polish by Burberry for its fine glitter flecks reminiscent of bold sequins. Wear it both ways: Paint over your natural nails for a subtle effect, or layer over an onyx black nail polish for a dramatic aesthetic.