is one of those polarizing aesthetic choices that are like a bat signal for finding your tribe. Those who love it will immediately gravitate towards it (on you or in general) and those who find it “a bit much” may raise a brow (to which, we raise you a very reflective wink). Either way, it’s most definitely a conversation piece. It doesn’t just steal the thunder in the room, it is
the thunder — or more accurately, the lighting. Even better, glitter technology has really come up these days; there are super-saturated glitter gels
that rinse away with water, sparkly eye shadows
so chunky they could moonlight as actual glitter (and do a pretty convincing job), even biodegradable glitter
. As much as its popularity in beauty has grown, glitter never seems to have shed its elementary school arts-and-crafts supply reputation because many people still have this idea that glitter is for the youths. It’s party makeup that’s reserved for special occasions and costumes. Categorically untrue. As you’ll see in this enlightening beauty shoot, we’ve sprinkled the stuff all over women of all ages, from 11 to 66, to discover that — brace yourself — glitter looks great on everyone. Just seeing it on your own reflection or on someone else inspires an immediate smile (some constructive advice, cat-callers: just be glitter). It’s like an instant mood-lifter, a spark of joy on an otherwise dull landscape. Glitter is happy makeup, and happiness is ageless.
— Sable Yong