So, it seems like glitter makeup isn’t going anywhere anytime soon; not that we want it to. It is one of the most dazzling beauty trends to have ever surfaced. But wait a second. Those sparkly specks of glitter are very easy to go wrong with. One slip-up and you can end up looking like a Christmas tree.

Yes, in a perfect world, we would be able to ace the glitter trend like it’s NBD. But hey, you’re not perfect and neither are we. That’s why we rounded up our favourite makeup tips to make pulling off the glitter trend a whole lot easier. Just keep these five things in mind while working with glitter makeup the next time around.

Apply a base
 

Apply a base

Whether you are going to sport a glittery eyeshadow or a shimmery lip, always use an adhesive or Vaseline to make it easy for the glitter particles to stick properly and come off in one swipe.

Work with glitter first
 

Work with glitter first

The glitter will be all over the place once you start working with it. Just like you do your eye makeup before your base makeup so that the residue fallout can be cleaned off, do the glittery bit first and buff away the stray sparkles with a fluffy brush.

Balance it out
 

Balance it out

OD-ing on glitter and looking like a life-size disco ball is the last thing you’ll want to do. Don’t wear glitter on more than one part of your face and if you do, keep it subtle and skip the highlighter. A glitter lip, shimmery lids and OTT highlighter is a recipe for a makeup disaster.

Don’t mix it up
 

Don’t mix it up

No matter how tempting it is, resist playing with different types and colours of glitter. It can look overdone and tacky. Pick one glitter accent and stick to a similar base colour for an even and smooth finish.

Dab it on
 

Dab it on

Instead of swiping the glitter across your lips or lids, the better way to apply glitter is to pat and press gently with a brush. It helps stick quicker, hold better and give you a neater and more defined look.

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