These shimmery picks prove there’s a sophisticated way to sparkle.

By Lisa DeSantis
Updated December 03, 2019
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Who says glitter isn’t meant for grown-ups? Whether you’re looking to amp up your beauty routine for this year’s office holiday party, or you simply want to add a bit of shine to somebody’s stocking, these six grown-up glitter beauty buys are the definition of festive. From a champagne-inspired hair highlighter to an iridescent lip gloss you’ll want to reapply over and over again, our beauty team reviewed over 35 of the best shimmery beauty products to prove there’s a sophisticated way to sparkle.

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Best Nail Polish: Essie Nail Polish in Let It Bow, Making Spirits Bright, and Caught on Tape

For an easy way to feel festive and dress up any outfit, swipe on one of these glittery shades. You can also brush one on top of chipped polish to fake a fresh manicure in a pinch—no one will know. One coat delivers a sheer sheen, while three result in an opaque finish.

To buy: $8 each;

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Best Body Oil: Patrick Ta Major Glow Body Oil in A Vision

You won’t look like a disco ball, but your skin will take on a rosy glisten in the light. Vitamin E keeps décolletage, arms, and legs smooth.

To buy: $52;

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Best Highlighter: Rituel de Fille Metamorphic Highlighter in The Siren

Dot it on your cheekbones and the inner corners of your eyes for an ethereal glow.

To buy: $32;

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Best Hair Styler: Unwined by Hask Champagne Inspired Hair Highlighter Finishing Cream

Tamp down flyaways and boost shine with this antioxidant-rich cream. Use on wet or dry hair.

To buy: $9;

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Best Eye Shadow: Victoria Beckham Beauty Lid Lustre in Mink

The finely milled powder contains flecks of glitter that create a foil effect on the lids. Swipe and go.

To buy: $36;

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Best Lip Gloss: Maybelline New York Electric Shine Lip Gloss in Magnetic Ice

This iridescent formula adds dimension for fuller-looking lips. Try layering it over lipstick.

To buy: $8;