When it comes to natural, fresh, pretty spring and summer makeup looks, you’d probably assume that glitter has no business creepin’ on the beauty scene. After all, it depends on how you use it, but typically you break out the glitter when you’re ready to incorporate a little Ke$ha flavor — it’s bold, it’s edgy, and definitely a little more on the “glam” side than “natural.” However, this season’s subtle glittery products (yes, there is such a thing!) are all about highlighting your features in a way that’s pretty, fun, and festive without going overboard for a daytime look. By sticking to strategic placement and glitzing one micro-feature at a time (brow bones, inner corners of the eye, or just the tops of cheek bones, for example), you can incorporate glitter in a way that simply accentuates features in a way that’s just a step up from subtle, and utilizes the spring sunshine to add a dash of dazzle to your barely-there day makeup!
Pictured above: Lancome Ombre Magnetique Eyeshadow in Disco Gold, Urban Decay Stardust Eyeshadow in Bobby Dazzle, NARS Glitter Pencil in Danceteria, Lorac 3D Liquid Lustre, and Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Midnight Cowboy.
– Alex Gambardella