The grown-up version of glitter.

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

$8 each, amazon.clm

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.

Best Glitter Makeup: Patrick Ta Major Glow Body Oil in A Vision
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2 Best Body Oil: Patrick Ta Major Glow Body Oil in A Vision

$52, sephora.com

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.

Best Glitter Makeup: Rituel de Fille Metamorphic Highlighter in The Siren
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3 Best Highlighter: Rituel de Fille Metamorphic Highlighter in The Siren

$32, ritueldefille.com

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

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4 Best Hair Styler: Verb Ghost Dry Oil Disco Edition

$9, sephora.com

Tamp down flyaways and boost shine with this antioxidant-rich dry oil. Use on wet or dry hair to quell frizz and refresh hair with an all over sparkle.

Best Glitter Makeup: Victoria Beckham Beauty Lid Lustre in Mink
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5 Best Eye Shadow: Victoria Beckham Beauty Lid Lustre in Mink

$36, victoriabeckhambeauty.com

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

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

$8, amazon.com

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