Tacky is back. From giant hoop earrings to puffer coats some of fashion’s most tasteless trends are being given a chance to redeem themselves and it looks like the beauty world is following suit. No longer the reserve of children or fancy dress, glitter has seen a coming of age, blossoming into an expert-approved make-up trend.
After being shunned post 1980s, it’s steadily been making its way back into the mainstream – think glitter roots, glitter brows and even glittery armpits – but now it’s everywhere, both on the runway and in real life.
Perhaps it was a reaction to losing our beloved Bowie that instigated this modern take on Glam Rock get-up.
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Designer’s used it every which way in their autumn winter collections from glitter lips at Charlotte Olympia to foiled eyes at Markus Lupfer.
But, perhaps the most unexpected of appearances was at Burberry where glitter tears diffused from the outer corners of the eyes and across the cheekbones; you can now buy these exact Shimmer Dust pots to recreate the look.
For Giambattista Valli, messy lids were all too obvious. Instead, glitter-lined brows were the look du jour adding a touch of sparkle to the furrows of models like Gigi Hadid. This is a great way to subtly try out the trend; the ultimate in shimmering highlight.
As with most beauty trends, how you translate this look into real world wear is completely personal so make sure you style it and make it your own. If your looking to recreate the brow look opt for a glittery liquid liner in the colour of your choice; Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Eyeliner comes in an amazing array of shades.
For all over sparkle it’s important to remember that less is always more. Grown-up glitter has come a long way so ditch the tackiness and keep things classy; to do this make sure you opt for finely milled glitter.