Glitter Armpits: Proof That Our Love of Sparkle Has Gone Too Far
Come on, guys. We're all about glitter (have you seen our glitter gift guide?). We embrace growing out your underarm hair and even dyeing it rainbow colors. We really didn't see the need to combine the two — but the unicorns of the Internet have made it happen. #GlitterArmpits are now a thing.
We were pretty sure the cleanup of sparkly roots would be the most daunting beauty task out there, but dealing with twinkling pits presents a bigger challenge. If you're not willing to shave off your hard-earned underarm tresses, you'll need to aggressively scrub to get all the sparkles out — not to mention it will be all over your clothes, on your purse, and anywhere you dared to raise your arms. Let's not forget, glitter is the beauty equivalent of sand — it gets everywhere — and consider what will happen when you start to sweat. Aggressive perspirers will see trails of sparkle snake down their bodies and into their bras. Somehow we doubt that deodorant will keep glimmer in place.
That said, if you're an intrepid beauty trend tester and can't live without rocking blinged-out pits, we recommend combing a sparkly mascara like Kiko Milano's Glitter Topcoat Mascara ($10) through your underarm hair. Unlike a spangly gel product, this will dry quickly and shouldn't smudge as much. And while we wouldn't advise trying this look out to visit your great-grandma Agnes for the holidays, it's an ideal style for your next music festival! Read on for glitter armpit inspiration.