If you’re anything like us, you’ve had the same beauty regimen since the day you bought your first Urban Decay Naked palette. It pretty much consists of all things nude — be it lipstick, eye shadow, or bronzer. After all, you can’t show up to work wearing bright blue eyeliner and sparkly lip-gloss right?

But the truth is, makeup doesn’t have to be so boring, and glitter doesn’t have to be so scary. There are plenty of ways to incorporate some shimmer into your makeup routine that won’t make you look like you’re wearing a Halloween costume.

Whether you’re getting all dolled up for a special occasion or simply preparing for a night out on the town with your friends, a touch of sparkle adds instant glam. We’re showing you easy ways to integrate sparkly makeup into your everyday routine.

EyeshadowLaura Mercier Eye Palette In Chrome Extravagance $48

Adding a bit of colorful shimmer to your lids is a surefire way to jazz up any plain ol’ makeup look. Try pearly silver for a more subdued daytime look, or opt for a bold cobalt blue if you’re feeling a bit more daring.


Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner $20

If you’re not ready for full-on sparkle, why not try a glittery liner? This one from Urban Decay comes in seven versatile colors and will surely add some subtle shine to your look.


MAC Cosmetics Dazzleglass Lip gloss In Date Night $20

Go for a soft shimmery lip with a glitter gloss in a bold color. Perfectly layered atop a lipstick in a matching shade to get a subtle shine effect that won’t be over the top.


Hard Candy Lash Tinsel Mascara In Disco Ball $6

Layer plain ol’ black mascara with a fun shimmery topcoat like this dazzling one from Hard Candy. A hint of silver glitter will make eyes twinkle all night long.


Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder $30

All-over facial glitter? It can be done! This shimmery highlighter from Urban Decay will give you a gorgeous all-around luminous glow. Sweep some across your cheeks for a more intense look, or just above your lids for subtle sparkle.

xx, The FabFitFun Team