Scrunchies and bejeweled hair clips are officially cool, Steve Madden platforms are the shoe of the summer, and rave girl glitter has made a triumphant comeback. Ladies and gentlemen, we have officially reverted back to the eccentric lifestyle of the early 2000’s — well, at least with our ensembles.
With the rise of Y2K nostalgia (plus the hype surrounding Euphoria), glitter, rhinestones, and foil tones have completely surpassed summer’s usual “no makeup”-makeup uniform. But, not all that glitters is gold: some of these products can fade in a blink of an eye, or feel like a weighed, goopy mess in a mere minute after applying them. So, treat yourself to only the best with our favorite glitzy picks to manifest your glitziest self this summer:
LEMONHEAD.LA MELROSE SPACEJAM
If you want to go full Euphoria, then go ahead an grab the one glittery substance beloved by the show’s Head of Makeup, Doniella Davy. Davy told Cools that this was her go-to glitter on set, so why not make it yours?
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour
So, you want a subtle shimmer? Then these eyeshadow sticks will do just the trick: they’re highly pigmented, but have a light touch of shimmer to give your eyes an intense finish.
Glossier Holographic Lip Gloss
Who said all the glimmer has to stay on your lids? This lip gloss will give your pout a glistening touch without a sticky or weighed-down feel.
Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette
Sure, the average champagne-hued highlighter is always nice for day-to-day antics, but sometimes we want something more. Enter: this psychedelic highlighter palette, which includes four intense shades that shine from a mile away. It’s not exactly glitter, but it will give you the high-shine intensity you’ve been craving.
Sol De Janeiro Copacabana Bronze Glow Oil
The glitter doesn’t have to end at your face: radiate from head to toe with this glow oil to achieve your shiniest, luminous life. This glowtion will leave you with a sunkissed look, without any sticky or tacky feel throughout the day.
ColourPop Jelly Much Eyeshadow
If you’re in need of high-shine on a budget, then look no further. This budget-friendly glitter jelly is under $10, but has just as much pigment and glow as the other guys (if not better, TBH).
Too Faced Glitter POP! Peel-Off Eyeliner
What’s more exhausting than trying to create a precisely-lined wing of glitter eyeliner? Trying to remove said liner at the end of the day. Thankfully, Too Faced has answered our prayers and brought us this nifty savior: a glitter-filled eyeliner that easily peels off. All the shimmer, without the mess? I’ll sign up for that.