Look, I get that not everyone loves glitter as much as Lady Gaga, mermaids and I do (our office is pretty divided on the issue). So I set out to come up with seven wearable glitter makeup looks even glitter-phobes would wear (and then, when no one batted an eye at my tamer looks, I had to amp things up a little). Did I pull it off? See for yourself.
Glitter Makeup Challenge: Day 1
Mom Says: "How is this different from your regular makeup?"
Office Reactions: "You look like an angel," exclaimed one coworker after getting a close-up. I'll take it.
My Comfort Level: You know when you're in a relationship long enough that you can wear your grossest sweats and not care what the other person thinks? Yeah, I was that comfortable.
Glitter Makeup Challenge: Day 2
Mom Says: "It's very subtle, it could work for daytime."
Office Reaction: Mostly, people were impressed at how pigmented and easy-to-apply the glitter liner was.
My Comfort Level: This is my optimal level of glitter. I also love wearing tons of glitter (as you'll see later), but this is my favorite, low-maintenance way to wear glitter makeup -- plus, it's incredibly easy.
Glitter Makeup Challenge: Day 3
Boyfriend's Take: Honestly, he was more startled by the fact that I was wearing a color (I have a real penchant for neutrals) than the glitter.
Office Reactions: There was a lot of studying my eye makeup, with no real comment on it. I like to think they were admiring my cat eye skills.
My Comfort Level: Like I ate a little too much fro-yo -- I was mildly uncomfortable, but still pleased with myself for pulling it off.
Glitter Makeup Challenge: Day 4
Friend's Opinion: The first thing she said to me when we met up for dinner was, "I love your eyeliner." (Also, our waiter poured me a little bit extra dessert wine, so I'm thinking I should always wear glitter makeup when I go out.)
Office Reactions: I was told that I looked like a mermaid, which is pretty much the only compliment I ever want to hear.
Comfort Level: I forgot my lunch at home, so I was a little nervous to walk to the salad bar down the street. No one gave me any weird looks, though, so after lunch I was feeling pretty secure.