If there’s one time of year to wear some glitter, it’s the holidays. The pinnacle being New Year’s Eve. If you’re looking for the best products to add a little glitz to your look this NYE, these are the top things I would recommend. Something about wearing glitter makes me feel extra festive. You can wear it on your eyes, lips, face, chest, hair, nails, legs, and more. Just have fun with it!
Long gone are the chunky roll on glitter days of the ’90s. Here are the best sparkly shimmering makeup products I recommend. All of these brands are cruelty free as well.
Best Glitter To Wear This NYE
Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights
Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights have to be the easiest way to pack on a lot of sparkle in just one swipe. These liquid eyeshadows have both a shimmery base color and tons of glimmering glitter particles. Bare Brilliance and Rose Gold are my two favorite shades. Pixi Beauty just really gets glow!
Kaja Beauty Bento Bouncy Eyeshadow Trio
For some of the most concentrated sparkle, I have to recommend the Kaja Bentos! With just one tap of your finger in this concentrated pressed eyeshadow formula, you’ll have the most intense glitter payoff. The individual glitter flakes are super fine and reflect so much light. I love the Rosewater and Orange Blossom trios, but they now also sell more color options including mattes.
Pixi Glowy Gossamer Duos
Pixi Glowy Gossamer Duos pack an amazing punch when it comes to highlighting the face. It’s a bolder style finish, so it’s not something I reach for every day. But when I do wear it, I feel like a glowing goddess. It gives that nearly wet reflective impact. Making this the perfect highlight choice for New Years Eve! Delicate Dew is my favorite duo. I’m not sure if these are being discontinued soon, but you can currently only purchase these on the Pixi site.
Smashbox x BECCA Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector
Since BECCA closed earlier this year, Smashbox has taken the cult favorite Shimmering Skin Perfector into their product family. This pressed powder highlight is intensely shimmery packing a ton of glow without much effort at all. Champagne Pop is the perfect champagne gold shade. It’s been a longtime favorite of mine, and also an item in my current Project Pan series.
Winky Lux Coffee Kitten Palette
If it’s a neutral smokey eye you’re looking to amp up this NYE, I would point you to the Winky Lux Coffee Kitten Palette. It’s an everyday 9-pan neutral palette complete with mattes, satins, and shimmers. If you like a little bit of glitter, the shimmer shades Light & Sweet (champagne gold) and Frappé (rose gold) are two of my most used eyeshadows. They make perfect inner corner and lid colors! Did I mention this palette smells like coffee? Buy it now and use it all year long!
Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks
This one is for all of us staying at home this NYE! I will likely be found wearing slippers, pjs, and some of the gold or rose gold Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks. These under eye masks are so refreshing to use before any special event or any time you want to feel extra special. These are also carrageenan-free!
And most importantly, Happy New Year! See you in 2022.