New Year's Eve Looks: How To Wear Glitter Makeup

Glitter Products For A Sparkling New Year's Eve

We know how tempting it is to want to bathe in glitter (à la Ke$ha) for New Year's Eve. But the trick to looking chic while ringing in 2011 is to not go overboard with the sparkle. Using the tips below, choose one feature (or two, max!) to highlight with shimmer. Then, sit back and relax in knowing that you're the sparkling belle of the ball drop.

+ NAIL POLISH: Go glam with a gradation manicure. Simply swipe the lacquer on thicker toward the tip of each nail. Try: Only Gold For Me Top Coat by Sephora for OPI ($9,

+ BODY SPRAY: A little goes a long way—spritz your shoulders and decollete with a little glitter spray for an instant glow. Try: B Wild Hair and Body Glitter Spray by Jerome Russell ($5.99,

+ BRONZER: Apply a very light dusting on your cheekbones. Try: Glitters by Makeup Forever ($13,

+ BLUSH: Dab a little on the apples of your cheeks for skin that glows at every angle. Try: Sparklicity Pure by Tarina Tarantino ($19,

+ HIGHLIGHTER: Transform your everyday makeup into glitter makeup by mixing a dot of highlighter into it with a makeup brush. Try: Glitter by M.A.C Cosmetics ($19.50,

+ EYE SHADOW: Sweep shadow from the lid crease to your lash line. If you want a bolder look, do it twice. Try: Sparkle Eye Shadow by Bobbi Brown ($24,

+ LIP GLOSS: Either on bare lips or over lipstick, dot the middle of your pout with shimmering gloss. Try: Glitter Lip Gloss Compact by Bobbi Brown ($19,

+ EYE LINER: If you're going to line your eyes with glitter, keep your eye shadow matte. Try: Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner by Urban Decay ($18,

+ LASHES: For a killer NYE look, team studded faux-lashes with matte everything else (foundation, eyeshadow, etc.). Try: Glitter Eyeline False Eyelashes ($12,

+ PALETTE: For touch-ups throughout the night, carry a compact filled with creamy glitters that you can easily apply to your lids and lips throughout the night. Try: Glitter Cream Palette by Nyx ($5.99,

+ Do you plan to sparkle and shine in glitter on New Year's Eve?