Ultimate Glitter Makeup and Face Gems Guide

With our glitter & gems guide, you can find out everything you need to know before buying or using the product including how do you apply glitter to your face and what are some easy face glitter ideas. If you're ready to buy or want to see our selection, visit our glitter makeup and face gems page.

Top Glitter Makeup and Face Gems Brands

  • NYX Professional Makeup
  • Barry M
  • MAC
  • The Gypsy Shrine
  • So??
  • Revolution

Glitter Makeup and Face Gems FAQs

How do you apply glitter to your face?

It's super easy to apply glitter to your face. First make sure the area is dry and clean. Then apply a thin layer of face glitter glue to the area you want to add some sparkle. Use an eyeshadow brush to gently pat the product onto your face, making sure not to drag the glitter. Mix and match your favourite colours and have fun playing with your look.

Glitter, as we all know, takes your makeup from zero to hero in an instant and we just love the effect it can have. It's perfect for festival season or even just jazzing up your everyday makeup routine.

What are some easy face glitter ideas?

Glitter is a simple way to dial up the glam and create major results with minimum effort. All you need is some glitter glue and a little creativity. Easy face glitter designs include applying your chosen shimmering shade across all the areas you would usually highlight. Think on the cheekbones, around the eyes and across your brows. Other fun ideas include glitter lips, glitter eyebrows or even combining stick on face gems with chunky glitter.

For more makeup ideas and guides take a look at Beauty Hub, with top picks such as our festival makeup looks for summer.

How do you get glitter off your face?

Put down the scratchy wet wipes. Yes, taking glitter off is a hassle, but you can make it much easier with an oil cleanser. Simply find your favourite oil based cleanser and rub gently across the glitter areas and then remove with lukewarm water. You can also apply the cleanser to a cotton pad and swipe over your face for a cleaner makeup removal.

Follow with your usual facial cleanser and normal skincare routine. if you suffer with extra sensitive skin, search for dermatologically tested skin care products, as these are less likely to cause irritations on your precious complexion.

How do you use body gems?

Just as you would with the face glitter, you can use body art gems to add an extra special touch to your overall look. Most body gems come with a simple stick on adhesive where you peel and stick to your body. If not, we suggest using body glitter glue as it's suitable for use on your skin. Then simply place the gems along your neck, décolletage and collarbones.

For the ultimate party look, why not add your favourite shimmering body moisturiser and enchanting body glitter? Or, up the ante this festival season with your favourite sparking body gems? However you choose to wear them, they are a fabulous addition to any outfit.