Glitter: Fun or Finished?

 

Chanel Haute Couture SS14

Chanel Haute Couture SS14

This glitter-fest of a post may send a shudder down the spines of women who normally wear minimal (or no) makeup. But, backstage at SS14 runway shows makeup artists were busy face-planting super models into barrels of glitter. Well, maybe not literally – but what a fun mental image.

As little girls, brightly coloured pallets of glittery makeup fascinated us – Usually given from a distant Aunt as a girly yet ‘grown up’ gift. During our pre-adolescent first meet with tinsel tat makeup, we fell in love with the fun of putting glitter on our faces. But, over time the glitter faded from our makeup bags, giving way to subtle matte shades of serious eye shadows and perfectionist foundations. Let’s face it; most of us are probably starting to feel by now we’ve reached a kind of makeup maturity. With the exception of the odd Christmas do, how often do we reach for a sparkly shadow or glitter eyeliner? It’s time to let glitter make us smile again, ladies! I say bravo to Peter Phillips (who showed he’s got some big glitter balls) when he slathered models under-eyes with full on silver glitter at the Chanel Haute Couture show. Dior, Jason Wu and Emilio Pucci too showed us how to work glitter back into our lives with a modern mantra. As festival season approaches, we predict glitter will be a main course on the makeup menu.

Dior SS14

Dior SS14

Jason Wu SS14

Jason Wu SS14

Emilio Pucci AW14

Emilio Pucci AW14

Tempted to join the glitterati? Try my fave products for stand out eyes…

FluidLine

MAC Blacktrack Fluidline Mascara £15

EyeofHorus

Eye Of Horus Goddess Mascara £17

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Eye Kandy Glitter in Jawbreaker £6.50

Lauramercier
Laura Mercier Sequin Eye Colour, available at John Lewis £18.50

next

NYX Eye Pencils Kit available at Next £20

urbandecay
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Eye Liner, available at House of Fraser £14

elf
e.l.f Glitter Eyeshadow Applicator £3.95

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NARS Glitter Pencil £18.50

What do you think of the glitter makeup trend??

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