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How to Wear Glitter Like a Grown-Up at Your Bachelorette Party

Avoid looking like a junior bridesmaid with these runway-inspired tips.

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Wearing glitter might bring back unwanted flashbacks from your pre-teen days, but sparkly eyeshadows have come a long way since your middle school dances. Before you write it off as being completely juvenile, allow us to change your mind. After all, there's no better occasion to get your glitter on than your bachelorette party!

Whether you desire a pop of glitter on your pout or want to add a twinkle to your eyes, here are five ways to wear glitter like a grown-up, courtesy of the chicest runways from New York to Paris. Go ahead, it's your bachelorette party! Don't let anyone dull your sparkle.

Go for Glitter in Neutral Shades

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Model Hailey Baldwin poses backstage at the Tommy Hilfiger Women's Fall 2016 show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Park Avenue Armory on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images for Tommy Hilfiger)
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Take it slow. If this is your first foray into glitter in years, choose a shade of sparke that’s neutral. It’ll get you noticed, but only in the best way possible. A hint of gold on your lids—like this one from Tommy Hilfiger—looks festive yet chic.

Pair Glitter with a Clean Face

MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 24: A Model is seen ahead of the Stella Jean show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on September 24, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Rosdiana Ciaravolo/Getty Images)
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When it comes to wearing a high-shine makeup look, there are rules that can keep you from looking completely overdone (Stella Jean got it right). Pick an area you want to highlight and stick with it. For just the right amount of balance, pair your shiny shadow with minimal makeup and a bare lip.

Use It as a Topper

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 28: A Model poses prior the Christian Dior show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on February 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
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Glitter doesn’t have to dictate your entire look. Pick a style you’re comfortable with and use some shimmer to give it a little something extra.

Update a Classic Look

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 03: Taylor Marie Hill poses Backstage prior the Atelier Versace Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 3, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois G. Durand/WireImage)
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You’ve tried the classic red lip before, but you need something a bit more special on your big night out. Our favorite way to wear a bright pop of colorful glitter is a ruby red pout á la Versace.

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Swap Your Eyeliner for a Dark Glitter

Let your eyes do all the talking with a smoldering smokey eye of shiny proportions. First, line the entire eye with a black kohl pencil, and then kick things up a notch by applying a dark-hued glitter along the lower lash line. Somehow, the final look is almost understated.

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