The Holiday Party Look: Sophisticated Glitter
“Some girls are just born with glitter in their veins.” Or so said the early aughts’ queen of all things shiny and over the top, Paris Hilton. Perhaps she was referring solely to those who, like her, were wearing the crown of fashion at the time—the bedazzled Von Dutch hat. But we'd prefer to think it applies to all of us now that The Simple Life hasn’t been on television for a decade. Needless to say, times have changed, and glitter is having a new moment that's a bit more grown up and a little less trucker.
Lucky for the modern era, makeup artist Violette's work with glitter lives up to and beyond the bar set by the Riccis and Hiltons of the past. Her take manages to capture something subtle and glamorous—like Jane Birkin or Francoise Hardy in their party best. "Glitter can be a very cliché thing, but my thing is to use it as an optical illusion," she says. "Glitter is a light-catcher, so you can play with it and trick the eyes." She’s not a minute too soon. Don’t you have a party to get to? Here’s what to do: