17 ways to rock glitter like a grown-up


Everything else sparkles this season, so why shouldn’t you? Whether you’re looking for a playfully chic metallic, an understated shimmer or a sheer wash of shine, we’ve got you covered from your head to your toes. Check out our round-up of our favorite glittering picks for your eyes, face and nails this New Year's Eve.

If you’re a minimalist at heart, kick up your look a notch and apply this versatile shade on the inner corners of your lids for a glistening boost to your peepers.


NARS Walk on the Wild Side Silver Factory Illuminator

The key to choosing age-appropriate glitter is to remember that shimmer screams. Before calling attention to unwanted parts of your face, focus on highlighting your most defined areas like your cheek bones and brows with this glistening illuminator. Bonus: This gift set also includes a violet polish and a lip gloss in Orgasm.

$39 for the three-piece kit,

Glittering eyes are easy as one, two, three with this trio of shimmering shadows. If you’re looking for a burst of metallic color, these pearly shades can be blended together to create a smoldering smoky eye or used alone for stand-out peepers.


Whether you’re looking for a metallic, sparkle or gilded-matte shade, you’re in luck with this trio of limited edition polishes. Add the rich gleam of rose gold to your mani with one of these eye-catching finishes by using separately or combining to create your own unique design.


 YSL Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils

Gold-lined lids will make your eyes pop this holiday season. This silky eyeliner will not only brighten-up your eyes, but give them a sparkling, festive feel!


 Ciaté Sequined Manicure

Looking to take your manicure to the next level this New Year's? This two-step nail art kit delivers a raw textured finish that will leave your friends jealously dazzled.


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 Laura Mercier Petite Baked Eye Colour Trio in Golden Metallics

Take your holiday look from day to night with this varied trio. For a vibrant shimmer, dampen brush and apply powder on lids to get a creamy, crease-free finish.


 Deborah Lippmann’s Sugar Plum Fantasy Holiday Trio

Help ring in the New Year with these three sparkling chrome hues. With sweet names like Sugar and Spice, Sugar Plum Cherry and Sugar Shack, sprinkle a little glitz on your digits in 2013.


Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue Eye Shadow Primer

Think of eye shadow creasing and crumbling as a thing of the past. Instantly lock down glitter, loose powder and shimmering products with this cream formula, which acts as an instant adhesive on your lids.


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Diorific Vernis in Diva #901

Spice up your winter manicure with this deep raven hue laced with multi-colored flecks of fuchsia, gold and bronze.


Instantly update your holiday makeup with gilded winged peepers, guaranteed to last way after the ball drops. The fine tip applicator allows for a precise application, perfect for a twinkling cat eye.


Even if confetti eyes aren’t your thing, you can still add a little sparkle to your holiday routine! With this eye duo, glittering peepers are still achievable without going overboard by lightly washing the sheer, shimmering shadows over lids, being careful not to extend powder past outer corners. Bonus: Add length and fullness to lashes with the included falsies!


RGB Flint

When cozying up next to the fireplace is not an option, let your mani smolder with this golden-ember lacquer that locks in an iridescent glow.


Sephora Mini Glitter Liner Set

Sparkle all night long with this five-piece set of glittering liquid liner collection. Wear this liner alone for a glitzy, party-ready cat's eye or over your favorite shadow to create twinkling eyes.


Dior Grand Bal Lashes

Add a little glitz to your wink! These glam lashes, adorned with silver pearl drops, are sparkly couture for your eyes.


Twinkle brighter than the winter sky with this multi-dimensional black lacquer laced with blue, pink and gold microparticles. For a sophisticated and brilliant finish, layer a clear gloss over two coats of the matte shade.


Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge Lip Color in Reckless

If you're looking for a sheer shine without layering on loads of lip gloss, this strawberry hue not only adds a hint of color, but a shimmery gleam to your pout.


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