Summer is the season of bronzed skin and dewy complexions. Add extra sparkle for the sunny weather with a dusting of these 18 glitter products

Words Sabrina Nunez

Updating our looks at the first sign of warm weather usually means making sure our skin is super radiant by arming our make-up bags with all things dewy and glowy. Elevated by runway shows and music festival trends, glittery looks are also having a moment, becoming more wearable and acceptable thanks to the arsenal of products available to us.

By sticking to golds, silvers and bronzes, sparkly products can be made more wearable. Silver around the eyes adds interest when contrasted against black liners and lashings of mascara. Bronze and gold are more versatile and offer sun-kissed effects regardless of where they’re placed.

While jewel tones may not be for the faint of heart, they definitely add an element of glamour. Blues, reds, greens and purples are resplendent, their vibrancy opening the opportunity to go for a full face of glitter. Jewel tones can also be toned down, with accents on the eyes or cheeks. For a modern take on a classic, take a red liquid lipstick and pack on glitter in the same shade.

Regardless of your taste, summer is the time to shine and our list of must-have shimmery beauty products will turn you into a gilded goddess.

Charlotte Tilbury


Eyes To Mesmerise – Jean, £22;

Urban Decay


Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner – Spandex, £15;



Lip Gloss – White Rabbit, £20;



JINSOON Nail Polish – Verismo, £15;

Jouer Cosmetics

JOUER COSMETICS Long-Wear Lip Topper, £13.50;

MAC Cosmetics

Glitter – Red, £16;

Michael Kors

Liquid Shimmer Dry Oil Spray, £41;


Eye Paint – Baalbek, £19;


Shimmering Dry Oil Huile Prodigieuse® Or, £20;

NYX Cosmetics

Face & body Glitter Brilliants, £5.50;

NYX Professional

Makeup Glitter Primer, £8;

Topshop Beauty

The Lip Kit, £18;

RMS Beauty

Buriti Bronzer, £25;

Smith & Cult

Teen Cage Riot, £19;


Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow, £23;