What’s the Best Glittery Product You’ve Ever Used?

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How do you feel about glitter? Do you wear it much? I don’t rock it 24/7, but I will reach for a glittery nail polish, lipgloss or eyeliner when I’m feeling spunky (happens from time to time). 🙂


Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Liner in Midnight Cowboy kinda changed my outlook on glitter. It turned glitter from something I liked into something I love.

By adding just the faintest sparkle, it became one of my staples for fun nights out. I’ll wear it as a shimmery golden liner along my upper lash line (where it stays like a mo’ fo’). The fine particles give it a sophisticated golden sparkle that lights up my face, but not in a cheesy, you’re-trying-too-hard way.

Some women look at glitter like they look at mini skirts — after a certain age, you just don’t go there anymore.

I don’t think so. Women of any age can sparkle. 🙂

What’s the best glittery product you’ve ever used, and what makes it great?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Alli says:

    I have a few of those Urban Decay glitter liners and they are my all time favorite glitter products. Second place would be the Manic Panic glitter I wore full time in 7th grade. 🙂
    .-= Alli’s last blog post… 8 minutes of my life that I will not get back =-.

  2. Ruth says:

    I’m 41 and love to rock a glittery lip gloss. I love the “Fame” glosses from Sephora, super glittery, long lasting and gorgeous colors !

  3. Vonvon says:

    Glitter eyeliners?? Because of the bling-bling…. Generally, not really glitter kind of person….me rather old-fashioned 😛
    .-= Vonvon’s last blog post… Monday Morning Grays…….. =-.

  4. shontay says:

    Makeup Forever’s glitter is awesome. I’ve used it over shadow and for halloween, I put it on both sides of my friend’s eyes for a funky look. The stuff lasts all day and it’s a hot glittery dream. lol

  5. Sheila says:

    I’m not a fan of glittery makeup, because its impossible to remove! But my favourite is MAC glitter liner in Spunsilver, its so shiny!
    .-= Sheila’s last blog post… Tousle me softly ❤ Review of Shiseido Tsubaki Golden Repair =-.

  6. Sarah says:

    I really like the Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush glitter eye liner, I say there a dupe for the UD ones. I like the purple and brown!

    But, my favorite is the Urban Decay Body Glitter In Marshmallow. I use it over bare lids for a really cute look. Or, over shadow, on top of gloss (yummy!) and when I go out just on my cheek bones. (Not at once haha) I even put a little on my shoulders or chest sometimes. It’s so versatile and lasts forever! Try it!

  7. Citrine says:

    I kind of like DiorKiss Granny Smith 308 , it was a limited edition green gloss from spring 2008 (right before they changed the packaging to that hard to squeeze tube) and I kind of like that the glitter doesn’t look obnoxious while still make a presence.

    Other than that. I probably only like to look at glittery stuff instead of wearing them…They are such a pain once they get inside the eyeball…(And I doubt I would want to wear them anywhere near my eyes when those fine lines start to creep out.)

  8. Steph B says:

    I’m more of a shimmer than a glitter girl. I just find the big chunks distracting.

  9. Rae says:

    MAC 3D Silver glitter =D If I do something, I don’t stop halfway!! The glitter is huge (as in, to the point of not being eye-safe) and absolutely gorgeous. I’m not so keen on the “wearing it out of the house on a normal day” idea, but I adore it for adding that extra oomph to fantasy FOTDs… or just staring at for hours, lol!
    .-= Rae’s last blog post… This bird is REALLY EFFING SCARY. =-.

  10. Kypris says:

    I usually like shimmer, but for events like dance competitions, I go for glitter beneath the eyes and at the outer edges! I love makeup forever’s white/multi-colour glitter – it’s not too chunky and sparkles beautifully. I also like the MAC glitter (the multi-coloured one, don’t remember the name). Sorry I don’t know the names of them, but they’re my friend’s and not mine!

  11. Annie024 says:

    Remember Tony & Tina?
    Their glitter eyeliners were awesome, I’m still sad they discontinued their cosmetics line. But I was recently in CVS and Milani has a quad of glittery creme that I use as eyeliner. It’s really a great deal and the colors are awesome and it was inexpensive.
    Styli-Style also has awesome glitter eyeliners.
    China Glaze has great glittery nail polishes; including a green and red one for the holidays!

  12. Hyzenthlay says:

    I love my Air Guitar UD glitter liner (the only glitter I currently own) . . . I wear it for our school spirit days. I wish that UD carried a deeper blue colored glitter liner. I know that Two Faced had one in their Smurf line, but it sold out on Sephora before I ordered it (granted, I waited probably 2 weeks after I saw it to try and order it). I did order another glitter liner from the UD F&F sale (the green color with a Covet liner, I think) . . . and I think I’d love the Midnight Cowboy liner.

  13. Rachel says:

    Reflects glitters! <3
    (Ohh. I love the picture!)

  14. Bonnie says:

    I have these two glitter nail polishes from an Asian line called Oops!Jealous, and I love them to death. They’re super bright and sparkly, with both large and small pieces of glitter. You have to get the polish mixed up really well before applying, though, because all the large glitter settles at the bottom.

  15. Christy says:

    Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eye Liner. It’s precise and layers easily. I only have Air Guitar, but it really adds punch. Second choice is the glitter eye liners from MAC Hello Kitty, specifically Girl Groove. It’s so gorgeous on the inner third of the lower lash line. I also have to mention MAC glitters. A little goes a long way. Add it to nail polish, dab a bit on your lips, sprinkle it in your hair. It’s a party in teeny tiny pot 😉
    .-= Christy’s last blog post… Sephora VIB Sale Haul =-.

  16. amy says:

    I have this pot of loose glitter by Red Earth, which I bought at my very first job. I still have it, since I rarely use it and when I do I don’t need a lot. I can use the product anywhere. I love it because the colour looks like ground up opals. Red Earth is a rare find these days. MAC Dazzleglass lipglosses are also my favourite.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… Aquolina Pink Sugar Eau de Toilette Natural Spray & My Quest for Aquolina Pink Sugar Sensual =-.

  17. Sonja says:

    I’m such a sucker for glitter and use it whenever I have the chance. I love all the glittery Urban Decay eye shadows and Heavy Metal Liners. Urban Decay is my go-to glitter brand. They know how to rock it! 🙂

  18. Catherine says:

    MAC Reflects Gold glitter TODAY actually! I just picked up the 5 Haute High Jinks set last night and couldn’t wait to try them this morning. I was just blown away by how pretty the reflects glitters are when I swatched them and on my eyes, TOTAL LOVE!! I really want 5 Cool Capers just for the Reflects Teal now too LOL!
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… Sephora VIB + a Friend Event =-.

  19. Tammy says:

    Any and all glitter nail polish! The new specialty polishes from China Glaze are awesome.
    .-= Tammy’s last blog post… Share The Love: Sunday Reads =-.

  20. mill says:

    does dazzleglass count? =P
    and of COURSE chanel’s gondola nail polih. its a dark reddish= pink with gold glitters and so gorgeous.

  21. Marina says:

    I have 2 MAC glitter liners: Her Glitz & Girl Groove. They look amazing but i have to say i really dislike how they feel on the lid, they’re a bit gluey and itchy… On the whole, i prefer shimmer.

  22. Tiffany says:

    I really like the BE buxom diamond lipglosses! they have tons of sparkle and come in really pretty colors.

  23. Suji says:

    I loooove glitter! I have a ton of glittery nail polishes that make me happy when I look at them on my tips 🙂 Right now I’m rockin Nail Junkie from Sinful Cosmetics.

    I also love shimmery eye shadows and blush, and a dash of shimmer on a bare chest or bare legs is a good way to get a beautiful glow.

  24. Madeleine says:

    Urban Decay rocks, but I love topping my cream liner with a product called Eye Candy, it’s subtle but really catches the light. People always ask what it is! A girl can never be too sparkly!
    .-= Madeleine’s last blog post… Make-Up Must Have Monday =-.

  25. gio says:

    I’m not really a fan of glitter, I prefer shimmers. But I like glitter nail polishes.
    .-= gio’s last blog post… QOTW: What is the boldest lipstick you have? =-.

  26. Kristen says:

    For eyes, it’s Too Faced Metal Eyed liquid liner in Shotgun – it’s such a pretty, rich color with shimmer that gives it a lot of depth.

    I can’t get enough of MAC Dazzleglass glosses – the glitter in them makes lips sparkle in a non-stripper way!

    Does anyone remember back in the day (late 90s) when Hard Candy released their Glitter eyeliner pencil? That stuff was the bomb…I always got the black, which was was packed with silver glitter. Man, I loved that liner.
    .-= Kristen’s last blog post… Pretty Minis in BeneFit’s Celebutante Set =-.

  27. My fave are the Dazzleglasses. I also like the look of Her Glitz glitter liner….its sparkly but not in an over the top way like the UD glitter liners.
    .-= Kajal Couture’s last blog post… Benefit BOI-ING and Eye Bright Review =-.

  28. Anna Phylactyc says:

    I love UD’s Heavy Metal Liners for maximum sparkle impact, but I use Sephora’s Long-Lasting Liquid Liner in glittering black on a daily basis. It’s relatively cheap ($10), has a very smooth black base and the silver micro-glitter in it adds just enouph subtle sparkle to make my eyes look like they’re twinkling. Now I need to find a mascara that has the same effect!

  29. melanie says:

    Hmmm, I am a HUGE glitter fan, my Twitter/Facebook name is “Glitterlips” (I do theatrical makeup so I get to use it a lot) and here are my faves:

    MAC 3D Gold and Silver

    Medusa’s Makeup glitters – ALL of them. My favorite is a beautiful pink/purple/silver combo called “Cosmopolitan”. Looks absolutely stunning on lips alone or on top of red/pink lipstick!

    Urban Decay’s glitter liners, ALL of them!

    Too Faced “Girls Dig Pearls” lip gloss in “Mermaid” (wearing right now!)

  30. Rachael says:

    I love Russian model Doe Deere’s Lime Crime makeup line. The eye shadows are so shinny and glittery makes me want to squeal. If you haven’t had a chance to try her Magic Dust eye shadows try them!!! They aren’t for the faint of heart since they’re highly pigmented and look amazing on all skin tones, they really pop on my pale skin and look fab on darker skin tones too! I love to rock Duchess when going out, because its dramatic enough to do full eyes when going to a rock show and yet it can be worn as a liner for day.

  31. DonnaN says:

    Right now, my fav is Lippmann’s HAPPY BIRTHDAY polish….it’s a PARTY in a Bottle!!!

  32. Meghan says:

    All the China Glaze glitter polishes are pretty fab … but I gotta say I LOVE DAZZLEGLASS!!!! It’s my new favorite make-up product, period.

    Also a side note about Lime Crime cosmetics: a number of blogs have posted recently about the creator of the line actually just re-packaging mineral make-up made by a separate company and passing it off as her own. This is just her eyeshadows/glitter, I’m assuming her new lipstick line is legit.
    .-= Meghan’s last blog post… Urban Decay 24/7 Swatches =-.

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