Being a polished adult is cool and all, but seizing any opportunity to wear a bit of glitter on your face is way cooler. The holidays are the perfect time to ditch understated, sensible shades in favor of looks that are generally only acceptable when you’re being “festive.” Christmas parties, New Year’s Eve—now’s the time to get in the spirit, and what better way to do so than by leaving no fleck of glitter behind?
The good thing is that recent runways have taken shimmer to the next level, schooling us once and for all on how to wear it like it’s a cool-girl accessory rather than a one-note look more fit for a club girl or a Disney princess.
We’ve culled these 15 ideas straight off the runway for some major inspiration. With so many ways to wear glitter, how could we possibly go wrong? Spilling the jar. That’s how.
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