The Trend I May Try for the Holidays

Posted 11/23/10 at 02:45PM by Audrey Fine

Now, don't hold me to it, but I may just be tempted to break one of my cardinal beauty rules next month. I'm talking grown-up glitter here, people.

Usually I'm the first to shudder at the thought of anyone over the age of, say nine, even saying the word glitter, but the more I see of this new trend, the more I find myself tempted.

I don't know whether it's because I'm fascinated by Natalie Portman's eye makeup in "The Swan" (or by the circus that "Burlesque" appears to be) or because I'm having a mid-life crisis. For whatever reason, I can't wait to swipe some of this cool Nouba Rainbow Eyeliner, $18 across my lids come December 11th eve -- the night of my very first fete of the season.

The sparkling shade I plant to wear is a nice sedate color -- unlike some of the other brands whose shades of purple and green really do scream way too young for me. And, of course, I'm not going to glop the stuff on, I'm just going to draw a thin line very close to my upper lash line and sparkle the night away.

Do you think I'm nuts? Would you wear glitter or is it best reserved for the Tooth Fairy crowd?

Not game for the glitter? How about trying a winged eyeliner look a la Christina Hendricks?
And the survey says...
1-6 of 7 Comments

  • Posted by EricaF123 on 04/13/13 at 02:20pm

    eh, so so

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  • Posted by LipglossandSpandex on 07/20/11 at 01:56am

    Glitter can work for adults too! For example, Urban Decay's 24/7 eyeliner pencil in Oil Slick is black with silver microglitter--not enough glitter to make you look like a disco ball, maybe not even enough to be obvious, but it does give your eyes just the right amount of glam! I also love Urban Decay's glitter liners--these are definitely over the top, best for costume looks--but I love having them!

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  • Posted by Bon_Bon on 02/21/11 at 01:20pm

    I like this, I'm big into glitter!

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  • Posted by pynkNymphette on 12/21/10 at 08:09pm

    Glitter is POWER!

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  • Posted by sweetvolt1 on 12/03/10 at 05:12pm

    A really cool product I've recently found is L'oreal double wear with shimmer coat, it gives you just a hint of glitter in your lashes and its great mascara!

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  • Posted by kenya on 11/25/10 at 08:05am

    i think you can rock shimmery eye shadow at any age. and anything is good in moderation

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