If you think adding a touch of twinkle-dust is best left to 13-year-olds then think again. Glitter is very much BACK on the beauty radar, so we've curated our five favourite ways to put a chic, sophisticated spin on sparkle.

{Enhance your eyes}

A dab of glitter in the centre of the lid will provide the perfect finishing touch to your show-stopping eye make up. Charlotte Tilbury's {Luxury Palette} eyeshadow quads are eye-deal for this – each of the four shades is designed for use in a specific order, with a sparkly ‘Pop’ shade providing the grand finale. We adore the {Dolce Vita} quad, which contains a stunning burnt-copper hue that blends like a dream and will make your eyes look like a million dollars.

Or lace your lids with one of Hourglass's stunning {Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadows} - magical, twinkling crème-mousse for eyelids, these stay-fast (and NO fall-out!) formulas grant a foil finish, enhanced with the teeniest sequins to ensure arresting eye make up effects. We WORSHIP 'Foil' - a sumptuous, copper gold glimmer.

{Focus on a single area}

If you’re going to go big and bold with craft-style glitter, make it look deliberate and focused (as opposed to dousing yourself in full-on fairy dust (unless that’s the look you’re after, in which case – go forth and glisten!!)). NYX Professional Makeup's {Face & Body Glitter} is pure glitter dust – perfect for applying over liner to elevate your eye make up and make a mesmerising impact.

Or, minimise the faff and reach for Too Faced's {Glitter Pop Eyeliner} - glistening liquid that glides seamlessly to enhance your lashline with gold, bronze of hot pink 'razzle dazzle'. Ideal for precision, you can use to draw designs - hello glitter stars! - or to create a graphic look that's guaranteed to get you noticed (for the right reasons).

{Opt for a subtle sparkle}

Okay, so not exactly subtle but, Lemonhead.LA's {Spacepaste} in shade 'Houdini Highlite' is attention-grabbing in a 'blink and miss it' kind of way. A favourite of Beyoncé, this Pimpernel-esque shimmer only shines in certain lights - creating an exciting 'flash' of colour that will vanish just as quickly as you've witnessed it. Trust us, it's magical...

And if you want to highlight areas like your décolletage, cheekbones or bare limbs, opt for products with delicate sparkles rather than OTT glitter, which can run the risk of looking more 'fancy dress', less 'femme fatale'. {Nuxe Huile Prodigeuse Or} enhances skin and hair with beautiful sunkissed shimmer particles, delivering an intense shot of moisture to leave skin soft, supple and bewitchingly beautiful. It’s the perfect product to pair with an elegant evening dress.

{Iridescence all the way}

A beautiful pearlescent gleam looks incredibly luxe and is a far cry from the type of glitter you used to glue all over your craft Christmas cards. Case in point is {Jouer’s} ingenious {Lip Topper}. This non-sticky lip lustre can be worn alone to adorn lips with a pretty suggestion of sparkle, or it can take your normal lip colour to the next level. It can even make lips look fuller – no fillers needed! 

Or opt for Buxom's beautiful {Full-On Plumping Lip Polish Top Coat}, with glimmering pearl particles to cloak your pout with a sophisticated shimmer. Choose from four hypnotic hues - we're smitten with 'Selena' - then go forth and flaunt your star-spangled kisser!

{If in doubt, stick to your nails}

For those who want to acknowledge the trend without fulling embracing the glitz, nails are probably the safest place to get creative without feeling too self-conscious. {Smith & Cult’s Shattered Souls} takes talons to the next level, with dazzling discs of gold suspended in a see-through base, to create the most spell-binding manicure we’ve ever beheld.

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