Love it or hate it, glitter always manages to creep its way into our beauty closet season after season. Makeup artist Pat McGrath gave models red glittery eyes for Prada's fall 2009 show, and beauty brands often bedazzle their products for the holiday shopping bonanza. Here, six takes on sparkle ranging from subtle shimmer to full-on disco drama.
The Planet Cat Couture palette is part of Tsumori Chisato's limited-edition collection for Shu Uemura. Sparkle comes in the form of three eye shadows, a cream liner, blush, and highlighter ($65 at Barneys, 660 Madison Ave., at 61st St.; 212-826-8900).
Chanel's Gondola polish is a perfect holiday red with a subtle shimmer for the less daring ($23 at Bloomingdale's, 1000 Third Ave., at 59th St.; 212-705-2000).
The glitter is dense, but this manicure only required two coats of TiNS polish ($13 at Sakura Nail Spa, 1709 Second Ave., nr. 88th St.; 212-722-1334).
Laura Geller's Lash Varnish gives just a hint of shine and sparkle, while the comb applicator separates each lash ($20 at Laura Geller Makeup Studios, 1044 Lexington Ave., nr. 74th St.; 212-570-5477).
If you dare, sprinkle Make Up For Ever's all-purpose glitter in any cream base and apply to the face, hair, and body. Need we say not everywhere all at once? ($13 at Sephora, 555 Broadway, nr. Spring St.; 212-625-1309).
Bond No. 9's Swarovski solid perfume token compact comes tricked out with 750 crystals and can be filled with any of your favorite Bond scents ($300, 9 Bond St., nr. Lafayette St.; 212-228-1732).
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