How to Easily Remove Glitter Makeup

You may have watched Zendaya's HBO series Euphoria for all the twisted drama, but there's a very good chance you partially stuck with it for beauty inspiration.

The characters on the HBO series love glitter, so much so that it's their go-to look for seemingly every party. While the show certainly didn't invent the sparkly look, it certainly helped give it new life. This year, the TikTok trend where people transition from a regular day look into their neon and glitter form was likely all over your FYP.

While there are a ton of glitter makeup tips and tricks out there, one thing you may not have considered is the best way to remove your sparkles. Scrubbing your face to get rid of those small flecks may seem like the most efficient method, but trus—it'll only do more damage.

Instead, read up on these tried-and-true glitter makeup removal hacks. Your skin will thank you!


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1. Don't Let Your Cleanser Do All The Work

If you washed your face with your favorite cleanser and expected to be glitter-free, well, sorry! Double cleansing is the way to go when you're wearing heavy-duty makeup like glitter. If you aren't already using one, start with an oil-based cleanser or cleansing balm to weaken the bond between your skin and the glitter particles, then move on to your typical skincare routine.

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2. Hit The Kitchen If Necessary

If you don't have an oil-based cleanser on hand, you can use coconut or olive oil to remove glitter. While some dermatologists suggest avoiding putting coconut oil on your skin as a moisturizer if you are acne-prone, it can work to remove glitter before your cleansing routine. You can dab some on a cotton ball and swipe along the skin. Just be extra careful and avoid your eyes.


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3. Grab A Roll Of Tape

Exfoliating your skin until it's raw is not the best way to get rid of unwanted glitter, even if you're no longer feeling the vibe. For stubborn sparkles, Scotch Tape can work wonders. Simply loop the tape around your finger and press against your skin to nab pesky glitter pieces.


4. Try A Creamier Cleanser

You may need to switch your cleanser up in order to gently remove glitter. A cream cleanser, such as CeraVe's Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser, or Glossier's popular product Milky Jelly, are good options that will break down any remaining residue on your skin while keeping it fresh and hydrated.


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