Glitter is the new black

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By Kerry Ingram, Assistant Arts & Life Editor
Featured image courtesy of Stephanie Lange

Fall 2017 has been extremely exciting for those highly invested in the beauty industry – all things glitz and glam have replaced the minimalistic looks of seasons past. This season is all about having fun and being bold, and when it comes to being “EXTRA,” this particular columnist knows a thing or two. I automatically love anything that sparkles (because I’m still a child, at heart and height) so you can only imagine my pure excitement about the plethora of glitter products that have emerged in the ever-developing beauty market.

To put it simply, I’m thrilled.

To honor such a fantastic trend, I have compiled a list of the top three new products that are not only fabulous, but also wallet-friendly. College students deserve to shine, too.

GLITTER EYES: STILA GLITTER & GLOW LIQUID EYE SHADOW

These eyeshadows are without a doubt my favorite when it comes to putting glitter on the eyes. Because they come in a liquid form, the application process is easy and MESS-FREE. The glitter shadows come in a range of shades, give an opaque layer of glitter and have an intense staying power. Each glitter normally retails for $24 at Sephora; however, the mass beauty retailer recently released a holiday set that includes three of the shades, all for $25.

You’re welcome.

GLITTER LIPS: CIATÉ LONDON GLITTER FLIP

This is by far the coolest lip product I have ever tried. The product, retailing for $19 at Sephora, comes in the form of a liquid lipstick with shades ranging from a sweet pink to an intense red. When you first apply the product to your lips, it looks like a regular matte lipstick, but don’t let it fool you. Once the products dries completely, the wearer can press their lips together to unleash a TON of intense glitter to amp up the look. I still have not figured out the science to this product, but if there’s one thing I’m certain of, it is that this lip product is a must-have for fall.

GLITTER EYES/LIPS/FACE/WHEREVER: FENTY BEAUTY KILLAWATT HIGHLIGHTER IN “TROPHY WIFE”

If you haven’t heard of this product yet, please take a moment to Google it and observe its beauty. This highlighter is a standout product in Rihanna’s new Fenty Beauty line, largely due to its uniqueness in color and payoff. The highlighter, described by Sephora as a “3D hyper-metallic gold,” comes in a true yellow shade that can be lightly applied for a subtle amount of glitter or packed on for a blinding finish. Because of its colorful hue, it can also be used as an eyeshadow or as an added glitter effect to other lip colors. At $34, this particular product falls under the prestige category, but its various uses makes it worth the cost.

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