Best 6 Ways To Use Glitter Around Your Face

If glitter and sparkles are something you crave, this tutorial is sure to please. Glitter can add drama to any look – be it around the eyes or lips.

Glitter can be tricky to use; most forms aren’t very user-friendly. Anyone familiar with loose glitter will know just how messy its use can become.

There are so many creative ways you can use glitter on your face, and this tutorial will show seven! Want to incorporate small bits of sparkle into your everyday makeup regimen? Check it out now.

Continue reading this article and we’ll present seven simple techniques for using both loose and pressed glitters on your face!

Use Glitter Around Your Face

1) Glitter Around Your Eyes

Glitter under your eyes can be tricky because it can be hard to control how it’s applied. If using loose glitter, be especially wary as its application may become unruly over time.

Your hands and face may end up covered in glitter! If using pressed glitter, use very light strokes when applying it directly under each eye with a blunt tip eyeliner brush.

Add some glittery flair to your eye makeup by applying shimmery eyeshadow all over your eyelid, then adding loose glitter in the center just above your crease as an eye makeup accent.

As soon as light hits your eyelid, it will reflect off of the glitter and create an eye-catching shimmery effect directly above your eyes.

Apply pressed glitter directly to the center of your eyelid, then blend out with eyeshadow for an easier application and less obvious look.

One of our favorite techniques to add glittery shimmer under your eyes is using glittery highlighter as an ethereal, shimmering look.

Glitter Around Your Eyes
Glitter Around Your Eyes

2) Glitter On Your Lips

Your Lips One easy way to add glitter to your lips is through applying glitter lip gloss; there are plenty of affordable and high end glitter gloss options on the market.

Glitter lips can add some shimmer and shine to any makeup routine, from special occasions like prom night to casual attire like brunch with the girls. When using loose glitter on lips, use caution!

Before applying glitter makeup, use a glitter adhesive. Glitter adhesives will secure it to your lips so it doesn’t fall off during wear and tear.

We suggest the It Cosmetics Confidence in a Lip(tm) glitter lip gloss as it comes equipped with an adhesive to secure its glitter particles in place. For creating gradient lips, apply glitter just in the center of lips before spreading across both halves as desired.

Lip gloss or lipstick will then be applied over it, creating an even surface. Or, you could apply glitter with a lip brush and blend it out using either your finger or Q-tip, for an eye-catching glittery lip that won’t overwhelm. This creates a striking, glittery lip sure to draw stares from others!

3) Glitter For Highlight

Whan you want to add extra shimmer and shimmery highlighter, you could try using shimmery highlighter or loose glitter over the regular highlight.

This trick works especially well on cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, cupid’s bows, and brow bones.

Apply glitter over your regular highlight using either your fingertips or a clean, dry brush. Pat it onto the skin so it doesn’t come off, or create a gradient effect by applying just to the tops of your cheekbones with a dry brush.

Blend it out with your existing highlight. If you prefer glitter highlights for your brow bone or cupid’s bow, a clean spoolie may help apply it evenly across the skin surface.

If you want a full glitter face look, you can apply loose glitter on high points and anywhere you desire for extra shine.

 Glitter for Highlight
Glitter for Highlight

4) Glitter On Your Face With Glow Kit

Glow kits can add a subtle glow to your skin. For added shimmer, use glittery highlighter or blush in addition to glow kits.

Look for glitter products with subtle pink or berry tones so they match your blush and highlighter shades. Our favorite way to use glitter on our faces is with glitter blush!

Milani Baked Blush in Glitzy Glow and Rose Gold are packed with glitter! We love their glamorous makeup designs!

These blushes are perfect for long-wearing wear thanks to their baked formula, meaning they won’t slip off your face during wear. For an added glitter touch, apply glitter highlighter or eyeshadow along your cheekbones for added shine and brilliance.

Put on glitter eyeshadow to the center of your cheeks and blend out using a fluffy blush brush; or apply glitter highlighter on the tops of cheekbones and cupid’s bow for an eye-catching finish.

5) Glitter On Your Face With Metallic Paint

Metallic paint offers an effective solution for adding glitter without worrying that it will come loose and fall off over time.

Metallic paint comes in an assortment of colors and finishes to allow you to achieve different looks every time you use it. We suggest the Morphe 35B Paint Pot since it’s specially formulated to avoid facial irritation.

If you want to add glitter to the apples of your cheeks and cupid’s bow, simply dab a bit of glitter over your metallic paint and pat down to ensure it remains in place.

To use glittery paint on your cheeks, first apply metallic paint over your cheekbones with a clean flat brush, followed by applying glitter using another clean flat brush over the surface of the paint. Finally, pat any excess glitter onto it using another clean flat brush – all this should help give a sparkly effect on the face!

 Glitter on Your Face With Metallic Paint
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6) Glitter On Your Face With Champagne

Champagne Can Be Used to Add Glitter Gleam Your Face

If you want to add some sparkle without making too much of an impression, try using champagne spray.

Champagne sprays are fantastic because they come in all sorts of finishes without being as intense as glitter or metallic paints.

Apply a champagne spray to the tops of your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, and the center of your lips for instantaneous transformation.

Champagne sprays dry without creating much texture, so that your makeup doesn’t appear like it was hit with an explosion of glitter.


Glitter can add drama and texture to your makeup look, providing an exciting way to spice things up a bit! Just be sure to wash your face after every use and focus on applying it on areas that are easily washable – glitter can become quite messy quickly!

This article has shown you seven effective techniques for using glitter on your face. If you want to add some shimmer and shine to your makeup application, use glitter around the eye area.

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