How To Rock The Fairy Dust Glitter Beauty Trend In Real Life
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October 30, 2019
Glitter has always been a mainstay in beauty trends, especially during the fall/winter seasons. But this season saw the sparkle in various renditions befitting of every beauty magpie, from the tastefully minimal to the glamorous maximalist.
For a minimal take on the trend, consider “fairy dust.” Coined by Brooklyn-based makeup artist and Estée Lauder global beauty director Violette, “fairy dust” is a soft, delicate version of thin glitter, making it all the more wearable. To achieve the look, as per Violette’s method, layer a glittery lip gloss over your usual matte eyeshadow, and use a glitter eyeshadow to line your bottom waterline and upper eyelid.
As glitter has a tendency to get messy, make sure you do your eye makeup first, followed by your foundation, contouring and the rest of your face, leaving mascara last, so as to make sure the glitter doesn’t stick on it. And if any glitter falls on your face during application, just use a fan brush to lightly flick away the glitter.
Click through the gallery below for the best glittery makeup products to help you achieve that glitter beauty trend and to add some much needed shimmer and shine in your life.
This superfine, all over highlighting powder is perfect for getting that delicate, all over sparkle. It is made with a bejewelled finish that catches light with every movement.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Glitter, $30
This non-irritating, ultra-reflective metallic glitter is best paired with a glitter adhesive base and can be used anywhere from the face, body, and hair.
Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow, $49
This eyeshadow cream by Hourglass is made with light reflecting pearls that capture and reflect light for high impact sparkles. Plus, it is easily buildable from a sheer crystal-like to a more opaque finish.
MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Shimmer, $37
For that radiant glow you’ve always wanted, this MAC fixing spray contains pearlescent particles to add some drama or subtle dewiness to your look. On top of that, it gives off a hydrating and soothing finish that will have makeup lasting for up to 12 hours.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Glam Glitter Gel Eye Crayon, $38
This Gel pencil liner has a creamy formula that glides on easy and lasts for up to 12 hours. Plus, it comes in seven vibrant, glitter packed hues that can be lined, layered or smudged for a smokey eye.
NARS Multi-use Gloss, $38
The lightweight and creamy formula from NARS allows this gloss to be worn alone or layered to create endless combinations, for an overall shimmery impact.
Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow, $35
This Stila liquid glitter eyeshadow comes highly pigmented and contains a mix of pearl and glitter for extra lustre and shimmer. Plus, it’s lightweight, water-infused texture allows it to glide on easily while drying smoothly with minimal fallout.
Too Faced Pretty Rich Diamond Light Eye Shadow Palette, $72
This Too Faced eyeshadow palette features a collection of 16 shades, from glitter, matte, and shimmers, which are all inspired by diamonds. The shades are long lasting and highly pigmented, and also contains four self adhesive glitters in the palette.