“Shimmer” Is “Glitter” All Grown Up

In middle school, when my friends and I first started wearing makeup, glitter was all the rage. We wore glitter eyeshadow, glitter bronzer, glitter lip gloss, glitter nail polish, and glitter anything else we could find.

Now that I’m older, I think glitter makeup makes me look like a grown-up who’s trying really, really hard not to age a day over 14. But I don’t need to be without sparkles — shimmer is totally allowed. Polishes like Dior’s new color Black Sequins look sophisticated, not sophomoric because the little bits of shine are teeny-tiny, whereas with glitter, they’re chunky. See, size really does matter. Check out more, after the jump…1. OPI Designer Series in DS Extravagance, $12.50, TheSalonLink.com
2. Dior Vernis in Black Sequins, $19, Sephora.com
3. Revlon Glimmer Gloss in Grape Shimmer, $4.99, Drugstore.com
4. Sephora by OPI Nail Colour in Run With It!, $9, Sephora.com
5. OPI Nail Polish in My Private Jet, $6, Amazon.com

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