Glow Up! 14 Beauty Gifts That Will Make You Sparkle This Season
Glitter and beauty products are a beautiful match, especially for the festivities of the holiday season. We've tapped into our resources to uncover the best sparkly finds — from eye shadow to hair spray — that deserve a permanent spot in your makeup bag. They all make a bold statement, but unlike the tacky glitter of your high school days (hide those yearbook pics stat!), these beauty goodies give off an undeniable air of sophistication. Put them to work at a holiday cocktail party, or keep them in your rotation a bit longer for that special New Year's Eve bash. Either way, you'll want to grab your wallet. Let the shopping begin!
Deborah Lippmann Ice Princess Duet
Why you need it: Your next manicure will be so much more glam using either polish in this set, which is tucked inside a package that evokes a Winter wonderland. The light rose color and full-on glittery shade will make the perfect statement for your holiday looks.
Shop it: Deborah Lippmann Ice Princess Duet ($17)
Sephora Leave a Little Sparkle Wherever You Go Clutch
Why you need it: Retire the drab, stained makeup bag you've been using every day and step it up for the holidays with this sparkly clutch Sephora dreamed up with Breakups to Makeup. Every time you reach for a lipstick, you'll smile at the charming message.
Shop it: Sephora Leave a Little Sparkle Wherever You Go Clutch ($26)
Inglot Nail and Body Art Spangles
Why you need it: Nail art enthusiasts will appreciate this fun way to add bling to a manicure (or even your body, if that's your jam). The bold glitter is available in 10 festive colors, so you're never out of options.
Shop it: Inglot Nail and Body Art Spangles ($9)
GlamGlow Sexy PoutMud Set
Why you need it: Beauty-lovers have raved about GlamGlow's hydrating lip balm treatment, and now the popular formula is available in three shimmery shades for the holiday season: clear, glimmering beige Birthday Suit and soft pink Love Scene. They're light, moisturizing, and perfect for gift-giving . . . or your own lip balm collection.
Shop it: GlamGlow Sexy Pout Mud Set ($29)
Bath & Body Works Gingerbread Latte Shea & Sparkle Scrub
Why you need it: A moisturizing scrub infused with rich shea and cocoa butters is a must have for cold weather. The shimmer in this formula is perfect for the holiday season, and the yummy gingerbread scent is a sweet reminder of your last baking session.
Shop it: Bath & Body Works Gingerbread Latte Shea & Sparkle Scrub ($15)
It Cosmetics For Ulta All That Glitters Brush Set
Why you need it: Create a full face with these five brushes, which are complete with gorgeous, shimmery handles. They are pillow soft and blend product like a dream. Plus, the glittery pouch they come in is chic enough to carry for date night.
Shop it: It Brushes for Ulta All That Glitters Brush Set ($58)
Jane Iredale 24-Karat Gold Dust in Gold
Why you need it: One swipe of this flattering gold dust across your eyelids, lips, or cheeks will brighten up your face in a flash. You can even mix it with your favorite styling product to give your hair a holiday-ready sheen.
Shop it: Jane Iredale 24-Karat Gold Dust in Gold ($14)
Laura Mercier Kiss of Shine Lip Glacé Collection
Why you need it: Laura Mercier's glosses have long been a hit with beauty-lovers for their sparkly effect. Sport them alone or layer the nonsticky formula with any lip color for a more glam look.
Shop it: Laura Mercier Kiss of Shine Lip Glacé Collection ($52)
Jimmy Choo Blossom
Why you need it: When dreary weather has you down, perk up with this fragrance, which boasts a combo of berries and citrus. Hints of sweet pea, rose, white musk, and sandalwood round out the scent, and its hot-pink glitter packaging would make any gift recipient ecstatic.
Shop it: Jimmy Choo Blossom ($50, originally $80)
Yonka Intense Hydration Gift Box
Why you need it: Yonka's special Intense Hydration gift box, featuring a pretty glitter interior, is the answer for parched skin. The set contains Lait Nettoyant (a gentle cleanser) and the brand's Hydra No1 Crème, which is formulated with moisturizing hyaluronic acid along with vitamins A, C, and E.
Shop it: Yonka Intense Hydration Gift Box ($69)
Tatcha Gold Camellia Nourishing Lip Balm
Why you need it: This is more than just your average lip balm. You'll indulge in 24-karat gold leaf with every application, and the formula is infused with squalane, Japanese camellia oil, and rice oil so your pout stays hydrated all day long.
Shop it: Tatcha Gold Camellia Nourishing Lip Balm ($36)
Make Up For Ever Star Lit Liquid
Why you need it: Show off your creativity with this reflective liquid, which works beautifully as a highlighter. It's available in five shades (meaning it's easy to find the best match for your skin tone), and it's buildable, so you won't overdo it.
Shop it: Make Up For Ever Star Lit Liquid ($24)
Osmosis Colour Mineral Cosmetics Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadows
Why you need it: We love these glitter pigments for creating evening eye looks. The crease-free shadows are packed with vitamins and come in seven vibrant colors, from Pink Champagne to Onyx.
Amika Show Off Gold Dust
Why you need it: Sweep hair into an elegant updo, then spray on this shimmery product for some drama. Its versatility means you can use it solo or combine it with any styling aid in your cabinet. (You can even apply it to your skin for a dramatic glow.)
Shop it: Amika Show Off Gold Dust ($24)