Get out the glitter – it’s party time!

Some beauty snobs reckon that you can’t wear glittery make-up after the age of 30. I disagree, however, there are ways to wear it. Here are my tips:

Stick to just one area of the face or body, for example, a shimmer powder or lotion over the arms, chest and neck can look lovely but then leave the legs and face out of it!

If you don’t want to go over the top keep your make-up simple and try a glittery lip glosses. They look really glamorous and make your lips look plumper.

Or use a fine glitter on the cheeks, along the top of the cheekbones, but keep the rest of your make-up plain and use a blusher first.

Tips for eyes:

Use a light base colour all over the eye lid, such as a beige or shimmery grey then cover the whole lid with either a matching coloured glitter (gold and beige looks great, or grey and silver), or use a totally contrasting colour, such as glittery red, purple or hot pink.

Perk up any colour eye shadow with a glittery eye liner. You can choose a matching coloured glitter or a contrasting colour, and you can line both lash lines or just the upper lash line.

If you find the glitter goes everywhere hold a tissue against your skin, just under wherever you’re applying it, the excess glitter will fall onto the tissue and you can wipe away any spills.

Check out these brilliant glitter buys:

Barry M is probably the best for a whole load of glitter make-up from blushers and lip glosses to pencils and eye shadows

Superdrug have got some great glittery bargains