Go glitzy on the make-up and you’ve made any outfit party-appropriate – no one will even notice if you wear trainers. Full-on glittery eyes look especially impressive and work well when everything else is pared down. Topshop’s glitter (1) gives a silver foil-like effect and the big pieces mean they don’t go all down your face like a disco panda. To keep it on all night use liquid latex or Ben Nye’s Glitter Glue (also useful when applying powdery shadow).
For something subtler, but still shiny, take inspiration from the era of disco. Sweep Max Factor’s Excess Shimmer up above the socket for a full-on Seventies vibe and pat on glitter, or take inspiration from Alexander McQueen and use dark gold under the eyes and light gold on the inner corners.
Moving on up to the brows (yes, glittery eyebrows are a thing), look to Benefit – if you head to one of their counters, you can get crystals applied like a No Doubt-era Gwen Stefani or buy the Brow Bling kit and do it at home. Or, take it even further and apply a glitzy liquid liner all over like a brow gel. This gold Kiko one is subtle enough to look more ‘fashion’ than ‘applied in the dark’.
A look for the dedicated glitterphile, a glittery lip is one for drinks parties with straws only. Apply a high-pigmented lippie to start, then slick on gloss (Mac’s Dazzleglass is good and shimmery too) and top off with matching glitter one for full effect. Then air kiss the night away.
For the crowning glory, do dazzling hair. This Fudge hairspray is not like those glitter sprays you got from down the poundshop and loved when you were 14 (pause for nostalgia here). This spray is intense. The gold comes out in a dense layer rather than a thin mist, so you can do streaks or a glitter ombre if you so desire.