Beauty Trends

#CultBeautyTrendWatch: 3 Understated Ways To Embrace Glitter

If you’re intrigued by trends but like a subtle nod rather than full scale ‘look at me’ aesthetic, we’ve rounded up three understated ways to show you’re in the know, with looks that whisper ‘trend-setter’ (but never steal the show…)

For chic, sophisticated sparkle, steer clear of glitter on the lids and apply an ultra-thin line at the roots of your lower lashes. Violet Voss’s appropriately named {Sophisticated Sparkles} are teeny tiny – think, ‘cocktails in Capri’ rather than ‘Red Stripes in a mud bath’ – and choose from burnished gold (we love ‘Sandy’), or ‘Venus Glitter’ (it’s hypnotically holographic).

Or widen eyes by applying a light sprinkling of ‘chunky’ glitter to the inner corners. It’s a cute-but-classy way to glisten up (and keep intrepid sequins relatively contained). Prep the area with a light lick of glitter glue (making sure you don’t stray too near to the tear duct or actual eye) – then use a brush to position your glitter of choice. We love Beauty Bakerie’s {Sprinkles}, which come in a spectrum of wearable colours. Or try NYX Professional Makeup’s {Face & Body Glitter} in ‘Ice’ – a frosty, opalescent hue that’s sure to mesmerise.

Want the fun without the faff? A glitter top coat looks pretty on naked nails, or adds an ‘edge’ to everyday nail shades. Choose something with a hint of twinkle – try Smith & Cult’s glimmering {Vegas Post Apocalyptic} – and apply several coats for added ‘Rainbow Bright’ vibes. And may we also draw attention to {Gay Ponies Dancing In The Snow} – worth it for the name itself…


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…