If you're a woman who wears makeup, you probably already know that the holidays and glitter go hand in hand. And with glitter popping up everywhere lately, from roots to eyelids, lips and nails, adopting the sparkly embellishment has never been so easy! Unfortunately, glitter isn't always a very clean addition to your makeup bag, and can often make a huge mess on your floor – and your face.
To help you out with glitter this holiday season, Get The Look is showing you how to apply glitter nail polish the right way, how to keep your glitter lipstick put all night long, and how to add a little glittery glimmer to your hair!
MAKEUP TIPS: GLITTER HACKS
NIX THE BRUSH WHEN APPLYING GLITTER POLISH
When performing your own DIY glitter manicure this holiday season, avoid using the brush that's included with your nail polish. Instead, use a makeup sponge to absorb the excess liquid by applying the polish onto the sponge. Then, apply the polish onto each nail using the sponge. This will soak up any excess polish and allow your manicure to last much longer than usual!
USE TAPE TO CLEAN UP FALLOUT
Glitter lips are an easy and gorgeous way to get festive with your makeup this holiday season. But unfortunately, loose glitter tends to drip onto our faces, ruining our flawless foundation application! To avoid this, apply your lipstick as you would, then apply a gloss or a primer onto your lips. Next, use a brush to apply loose glitter onto your lips, and use tape to pick up excess glitter fallout around your mouth!
CREATE GLITTER HIGHLIGHTS WITH CREAM EYE SHADOW
Glitter roots may seem a little excessive for everyday wear, but they're perfect for your next holiday party! If you'd rather not go for a full-on glitter hairstyle, opt for the next best thing: Glitter highlights. Glitter highlights are a lot more subtle, and are applied to the hair around your face for a subtle shimmer. Use a brush and a shimmer cream shadow, then run the brush through small pieces of your hair from root to tip to create a slight glow!
WET GLITTER SHADOW TO CREATE GLITTER LINER
To turn your glitter shadow into a slightly more subtle, glitter liner that can be applied onto your lids, start off by misting water onto your glitter shadow to allow it to spread. Use an angled brush to pick up the new formula, then run it across your upper lid for instant glitter liner!