Unlike specks of glitter suspended in clear polish, which can appear sophomoric—or, worse, like dirt—tone-on-tone glitter (think gold glitter in gold polish) looks sophisticated, says Joanna Schlip, a celebrity makeup artist for Physicians Formula, in Los Angeles.
To buy: Janie Bryant for Nailtini Lacquer in French 75, $14, amazon.com (pictured near right).
For more flash, go for densely packed multi-pigmented flecks.
To buy: OPI Nail Lacquer in Simmer & Shimmer, $9, amazon.com.
On the Collarbone
If you plan to wear an outfit with a revealing neckline, “dust your neck and shoulders with a glitter-infused powder puff,” says Tina Turnbow, a New York City makeup artist. Remove any rogue glitter from your clothing with a piece of rolled-up tape.
To buy: Urban Decay Vintage Flavored Body Powder in Honey, $18, urbandecay.com.