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Glitter Glamour: 10 Beauty Glitter Gifts To Ring In The Holiday Season

Maximalist beauty is having a moment, just in time for some end-of-decade celebrations
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The holiday season is officially in full swing, and you know what that means? There's family and friends, but also gifts. Glitter gifts. With the Euphoria makeup trend having dominated 2019, Glossier having launched their maximalist Play line earlier this year, and brands like Pat McGrath, Fenty Beauty, and Marc Jacobs ruling the scene, sparkly beauty products may just be the best way to go, both to prep for your own party looks and to give your friend something that touches upon the times in the shiniest way possible.

We've been marveling at all the Instagram-ready glitter gifts crossing our timelines (hello, Gucci's new lipstick), so naturally, we are here to help you pick out the best of the best for all your holiday needs. From eyeshadows to face masks to glitter paste, our top ten glitter gifts will help you (or your friend) to catch the light perfectly, even when you're standing in a room full of glowing decorations.

Gucci Beauty

Earlier this year, Gucci made a grand (and very Alessandro Michele) return to the makeup world with a line of over 50 fun lipsticks. Six months later, the brand is celebrating the holiday season with a sparkly new duo. As eye-catching as the brand's Spring 2020 show, the new lipstick formula features three types of glitter, so whether you pick red or blue, you'll be sure to turn heads at any holiday party.

Rouge à Lèvres Lunaison Glitter Lipstick

Fenty Beauty

What could be a better way to celebrate the holiday season than dousing a hefty dose of glitter all over your body? Nothing, that's what. Rihanna, queen of beauty (and lingerie, luxury fashion, and maybe furniture) is here for you with Fairy Bomb, which is packed with 3D shimmer ready to make your entire being sparkle the night away. This glitter gift will help you to stand out in a cocktail bar on New Year's Eve, or just to remind your over-talkative family member to give you a moment to shine for once.

Fairy Bomb Glittering Pom-Pom

Glossier

Glossier was always the ruling brand of Instagram-ready "no-makeup makeup," that is until they had some fun by dropping a Play line that made the internet freak out. If you and your friends haven't yet tried it out, the good news is these glitter tubs make a great stocking stuffer. You can apply it anywhere, whether you want a next-level highlight or a bold eye look like Gigi Hadid wore to the CMAs.

Glitter Gelée

Pat McGrath Labs

Long before Euphoria was a thing, Pat McGrath was crafting an entire oeuvre of beauty maximalism. Half her site could be on this list, but we've singled out these individual eyeshadows, which allow you to dip your toes (or, more accurately, makeup brushes) into her bold aesthetic by going all-in on a favourite shade. Of course, if you can't decide what colour makes the perfect glitter gift, there are plenty of Mothership palettes to choose from.

EYEdols Eyeshadow in Gold

Marc Jacobs Beauty

Is your new Gucci glitter lipstick not enough, or would you be best off adding a little sparkle to your favourite shade? Marc Jacobs is a master of maximalism in both the fashion and beauty spheres, and the brand's mint-scented lip glosses offer four glittery options (plus plenty of others, if you're looking for a more subtle shimmer). Each is sure to provide that finishing touch you've been waiting for.

Enamored Lip Hi-Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer

Tom Ford

Sometimes, you want all eyes to be on... well... your eyes. And while Pantone's colour of the year for 2020 is Classic Blue, something still feels fresh about this highly pigmented shade of lavender. Laid on thick, the sparkly statement appears to truly come from the future, helping to carry the resurgence of maximalist makeup into the new decade.

Shadow Extreme in Lavender

Glam Glow

Who says glitter beauty has to only be for makeup products? Even if you're enjoying a cosy night in watching some holiday movies, embrace a bit of sparkle with your skincare. This holographic face mask makes the self-care process that much more fun, all with the added benefit of firming and toning your skin. Make sure to take some fun selfies before peeling this fun glitter gift off.

#GLITTERMASK GRAVITYMUD Firming Treatment Mask

Carolina Herrera

While this glitter gift is all about the packaging, the fragrance inside is still sure to make you shine at any holiday party. Featuring notes of tuberose, jasmine, and tonka bean, it emanates a feminine power made all the more effective by the fact you're applying it out of a literally stiletto-shaped bottle.

Good Girl Eau de Parfum Glorious Gold Collector

Stila

This range of liquid eyeshadows has a lot of pigment, so make sure to use sparingly if you're going for something more subtle. Applied more lightly, this shadow works well with other eye makeup, or with a thicker coating. Pair it with some mascara and you're good to go. Each glittery shade mixes a few base colours for an iridescent finish, which is all the better for Instagram.

Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow

Lemonhead LA

One of the "Haus Guests" to Lady Gaga's new Haus Laboratories empire, Lemonhead LA has created some maximalist magic for the holidays and beyond. Smear this glitter concentrate wherever you need a little extra sparkle - imagine what a cool New Year's Eve look you could create - and enjoy an effect that lasts all night while easily washing off when it's time to settle in. With the '70s motifs that were all over the Spring 2020 runways, we bet this product will come in handy well into the new decade, as well.

Spacepaste, Haus Laboratories

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