New Year's Day is not just another government holiday when you get the day off and know the mail won't arrive. This is a day that symbolizes new beginnings, second chances, better health, and new looks. Celebrating the ringing in of a new year gives you the perfect excuse to wear cosmetic glitter in a way that looks appropriate and festive. Wearing glitter while celebrating on December 31 tells the world, "I am going to sparkle this year!" Only use appropriate cosmetic glitter. When applying glitter as makeup, always keep in mind that you should only use cosmetic glitter or body glitter that is safe to use around the eyes. While some glitters are great for crafts, they may be created out of glass, which could scratch the lens of your eyes and possibly lead to an infection. Polyester and polymer glitters are good options for body glitter.
Use a cream base for loose glitter. Loose glitter for the eyes is typically a fine, powdery substance that you apply with a cosmetic brush. There are a couple of ways to apply loose cosmetic glitter to your eyes. You can apply the glitter straight onto your eyes with the brush, like you would eye shadow. Or, for a more dramatic, shimmering effect, you can apply a base layer so the glitter has a place to stick. A good base to use is cream-based eyeliner in a dark or light color that you would apply with a makeup brush. After applying the eyeliner, dip a different, dry makeup brush into the glitter and pat it over the base. Then, use a thick makeup brush to lightly brush off the excess glitter.