Want to know how to wear glitter make-up and still look classy? We’ve got everything you need to know to avoid the glitter ball effect.

Back in the day, we certainly lived by “more is more” when it came to approaching glitter in all forms – but especially in make-up.

These days, though, while we may still be kids at heart, we’ve come to accept the fact that there really is such a thing as too much glitter and this is no more evident than when it’s in our make-up.

Glitter make-up is still trending up a storm, so fear not – we’ve got the lowdown on how to wear glitter make-up without looking like you got into a fight with a disco ball.

Keep it neutral

Pick a sparkly hue or a glitter shadow that is a similar shade to your skin tone: that way the effects will be incredibly subtle, but oh-so chic. Apply the glitter all over your eyelid as well as your lower lash line, then apply two coats of mascara to make those eyes really pop. The perfect look to rock from day to night.

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Line it up

Vamp up your make-up with a shimmery liquid liner, adding just a touch of glitter but creating a huge effect.

Keep your eyeshadow simple and neutral and then add your liquid liner to your upper lid for a subtle but stunning effect. If you’re wanting to make a bigger impact on a night out, give yourself a sultry smokey eye and then use your liner to create a cat eye.

Maximum effect, minimum glitter.

Simply smoking

Give your smokey eye a touch of shimmer to really get noticed on a night on the town. Whether it’s a black or brown smokey eye you use as your base is up to you, but finish the look with a generous touch of gold glitter shadow to the inner corners of your eyes and blend it in to your lid. No glitter ball effect here, just pure glamour.

Let your lips do the talking

Wondering how to wear glitter make-up elsewhere on your face? Your lips are a fabulous place to start! Just about every brand of make-up have lip glosses that are all kinds of shimmery, taking that glittery sparkle to a new place.

Pick a shade that really pops or opt for a clear one that lets the glitter do the talking.

Just remember, if you’re rocking a really bold shade, you may want to keep the rest of your make-up on the subtle side.

Nail it

If you can’t bring yourself to add a bit of glitter to your face, add some sparkle to your nails. You can instantly ramp up your mani with a bit of glitter in your nail polish, and whether you opt to add it on one or on all of your fingers, it’s a pretty simple way to add that sparkle to your life.

Plus it’s a clever trick to cover up any chips on a week-old manicure.