Wait. Is glitter in or is it out? As makeup artist Bryan Cantor told The List, glitter has migrated from the lips to other parts of the face, including the eyes, cheeks, temples, and more. Nevertheless, many “colorful glitter” trends of the past have died out, Rick DiCecca, creative director of makeup design for Artistry by Amway, confirmed. “We’ll see more subtle shine and luminosity to represent a healthy glow,” he continued. As Marie Claire revealed, the reinvented glitter makeup trend is all about looking “chic” — not like “a human disco ball.”
Contrary to popular belief, there is a way to use glitter subtly — even glitter eyeshadow. The secret is both in the application and the shade you select. “Choose a shade that’s lighter than your skin tone to mimic the look of a pearl highlighter,” makeup artist Rommy Najor told Cosmopolitan. You’ll want to apply a small amount to the inner corners of your eyes. This technique is called eye strobing, according to Najor. When choosing a color, you’ll want to remember that silver and pale gold compliments light to medium skin tones whereas bronzes and deep golds are a great fit for deeper skin tones.