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Time to sparkle: Glittery makeup looks to follow for the year-end parties

It feels almost customary to be wearing glittery makeup during the holiday season. Of course, one can always choose not to, but what’s a festive season without the shimmer and glitter? If you’ve been shying away from glitter thinking it’s over the top or too troublesome to put on, trust us when we say that glitter makeup products are now easier to use compared to the early 2000s. Gone are the days of chunky, sticky glitter that gets into every nook and cranny except the places you want them to.

Now, which one to get? Too Faced’s Glitter Bomb Palette is exactly what it sounds like. Two base shades and eight multidimensional prismatic shades in pinks, violets, and greens that can create the ultimate holiday look. Top off the shimmer with Stila’s Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow that glides on with a high shine finish and doesn’t budge once the texture dries down. Another option is Marc Jacobs Beauty’s See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow, which comes in a pot. It goes through a demi-pressed process that allows the pigments to go on more vividly with maximum sparkle.

Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow
Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow
Too Faced Glitter Bomb Palette
Too Faced Glitter Bomb Palette

With all products in hand, you’re almost set. Now to pick a makeup look. The beauty of makeup is that you can go all out and be creative. Do a glitter cut-crease style just on the inner corners or go all out and apply on the entire lid. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also pack on the glitter on your lips — nobody’s going to judge, because ’tis the season to go all out. We’ve compiled a gallery of our favourites below so you can get some inspiration for your next holiday look.


Jolin Lee


Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.

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