New Year’s Eve Sparkle and Shine

By Louise Emma Clarke
Founding Editor of



I’m usually quite conservative with glittery beauty products, but as New Year’s Eve dawns, I’m ready to pile it on. The usual rule is to stick to wearing just one glittery product at a time, but that rule just doesn’t apply on 31st December, when my mantra is “the more sparkle, the better”.

So throw on that party dress, step into those stiletto shoes, and get ready to highlight complexion, body and hair with my favourite sparkly body and hair products…

1 – Too Faced Metal Eyed Liner, £14.
Scared of sparkle? A glittery eyeliner is the perfect way to wear shimmer without drawing too much attention. This liquid liner is available in glimmering black, navy blue, forest green, vibrant purple, and bronze. Trace across your upper lash line for a fabulously festive look!

2 – Too Faced Glamour Dust Glitter Pigment, £14.
Available in pale blue, pale pink, shimmering nude, or soft brown, this ultra-sparkly glitter dust is designed to be applied to eyelids for a high-impact look. Prep eyelids with a rich balm or eye makeup glue to ensure that it stays in place all night. You only need a tiny bit to make a big statement with your flutter!

3 – Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid, £14.
With mirco-fine pearl extracts, this lightweight facial fluid can be mixed with your usual foundation to give your complexion a luminous shimmer. It can also be applied directly to cheekbones, brow bones, the bridge of your nose, or the décolletage to add eye-catching radiance.

4 – Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Or Golden Dry Oil Splash, from £23.
This iconic product can be used on face, body, or hair. The dry oil is infused with tiny flecks of gold glitter, which subtly cling to skin and hair for a stylish shimmer. It smells stunning and richly hydrates, but doesn’t leave an oily residue.

5 – Nail Girls Gold 2 Colour, £7.35.
Nail Girl polishes are high quality, offering smooth application and long-lasting results. Their Gold 2 polish is packed full of sparkly gold flecks for a high-shimmer finish – perfect for adding glamour and glitz to your New Year’s Eve look!

6 – Guerlain Vol de Nuit Perfumed Shimmer Powder, £44.55.
What isn’t to like about this luxurious pale pink shimmer powder? Spritz it over your body to lace skin in a subtle metallic shimmer and beautiful fragrance. Adding a stylish touch to both your body and dressing table, it should be the last step in your pre-party routine.

Have a great New Year’s Eve – and I look forward to passing on lots more tips and tricks in 2012!

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