6 Tips to Flawlessly Flaunting Glitter Face Makeup

Glitter is one of the quickest ways to elevate a makeup look from drab to ultra fab, but it's also one of the easiest opportunities to make a huge mess.

Keep scrolling for the best glitter makeup hacks for a flawless face!

1. Choose Cosmetic Grade Glitter

When shopping for glittery makeup, always pick up products specifically designed to be worn on the face. Glitter from a craft store may irritate your skin or cause breakouts.

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2. Use Glitter Eyeliner

Glitter eyeliners will be your secret weapon when it comes to sparkly eye looks. One sweep across the lid will give you a perfect glimmering cat eye, or you can use it as a glitter glue base on your lid with loose glitter on top.

3. Use Petroleum Jelly

Petroleum jelly or vaseline is sticky enough to hold onto loose glitter, and it won't dry out your skin. Pat on a thin coat with a clean finger wherever you'd like to apply glitter and it will stay put.

4. Use a Base

Glitter by nature doesn't apply very thickly. Have you ever tried to use a glitter nail polish, but 15 layers later you can still see through to your nail beds? Us, too. Apply an eyeshadow base in a similar color to your glitter to make it appear more even.

5. Apply Glitter as a First Step

The hardest part of applying glitter is avoiding fallout. When you're working with tiny shimmery pieces, some is going to end up dusting your cheeks or smudged on your forehead. Apply your glittery products first so you can wipe away any rogue sparkles without messing up makeup you've already done.

6. Set Your Makeup

Once every sparkle is in place, coat your face with your go-to setting spray and let it completely dry. This will act as a top coat so any loose glitter that's not stuck to your base layer will stay put all day.


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