13 Glitter Beauty Products That Aren’t Tacky
In case you haven’t noticed, glittery hair and makeup have been making a major comeback in the beauty world as of late. Even Sofia Vergara wore body glitter at the Oscars this year. We’re not talking about the sparkly stuff of decades past, which could sometimes leave wearers looking like a disco ball. No, today’s glitter trend is more sophisticated, adding a more subtle radiance to your beauty routine. From bedazzled makeup to body lotions with a bit of a twinkle, these products will give you a healthy glow without going full Twilight. Brush up on the glitter makeup 101 basics, and scroll on for 13 products that will add some shine to your routine in the most modern way possible.
1. NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna ($39): Achieving a sun-kissed glow has never been easier than with this cult-favorite powder bronzer. The universally flattering shade is accented with a golden shimmer, giving your skin some major summer vibes.
2. Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter ($56): Whether you’re looking to strobe or just want a touch of highlight, this creamy formula has got you covered. Flecks of pearlescent glitter catch the light for face-flattering accents wherever you want them.
3. Axiology Lipstick in The Goodness ($28): Hellooo, ’90s! This frosty blush pink hue looks like it’s straight out of a Britney Spears music video, but the color is very much back in style. The shade adds a bit of pigment to your pout, but it’s the added silvery glitter that gives your lips that sought-after luminosity.
4. May Lindstrom The Good Stuff ($110): This hydrating oil can be used for both your body and hair, offering a luxurious burst of moisture while also giving you that hot-right-now shine, thanks to the golden flecks used in the formula. The gorgeous packaging doesn’t hurt either.
5. L’Oréal Infallible Eyeshadow in Iced Latte ($8): For those days when you’re not looking to wear a particularly bold eye, try this sparkly shade of Champagne. The pink-ish hue is a minimalist’s dream, and the added shimmer adds that coveted definition to your eyes.
6. Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Polish in Glinda ($18): Okay, so technically, sparkly nail polish has never gone out of style. But we’re particularly in love with this silver polish, which will become your new go-to for adding a chic edge to any ensemble.
7. Captain Blankenship Golden Waves Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray ($28): We hear you — the idea of sparkly hair brings back some serious middle school flashbacks. Luckily, this all-natural spray has a few tricks up its sleeve. Not only is this a sea salt spray, but it adds a subtle golden shimmer to your tousled locks for some major mermaid appeal.
8. RMS Beauty Master Mixer ($38): If your philosophy is “all rose gold, all the time,” this multi-tasking gem is absolutely for you. Primarily used as a highlighter, this formula employs an extra dose o’ rosy glitter to really amp up the luminosity. Wear it alone as a highlighter, or mix and match it with lip and eye products to make it all your own.
9. Alima Pure Luminous Shimmer Blush in Freja ($20): No matter what season it is, nothing gives your complexion an instant glow like a really fabulous blush. This particular pick is a pretty shade of peach with some subtle gold flecks for extra radiance. Wear it alone for no-makeup makeup days, or with a full face on for a stunning night-out look.
10. Prtty Peaushun Skin Tightening Body Lotion ($29): This tinted body lotion truly does it all. Not only is it chock full of natural ingredients that tighten your skin, but the formula’s also full of light-reflecting-particles that give your skin a lit-from-within glow. One thing’s for sure — this is a far cry from the body glitter of our childhood.
11. Vapour Organic Beauty Mesmerize Eye Color Radiant in Dusk ($22): Gals with dry skin will love the hydrating properties of this cream eye shadow. The stick blends easily across your lid, and this particular shade is infused with a subtle shimmer that gives your eyes red carpet-worthy shine.
12. Mahalo Skincare Vacation Glow ($95): Don’t we all want to look like we just got back from vacation? This natural radiance oil will give your bod and your mane that beach-babe golden shimmer. It’s like a beach getaway in a bottle.
13. Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon in Amethyst Aphrodisiac ($27): These color sticks from the master of beauty herself, Charlotte Tilbury, really do it all. Not only can they be spread all over your lids for a gilded shadow, but they can also be used around the eye to really make those peepers pop.
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Welcome to Selfmade Finance School, our new money series with Block Advisors to help small business owners with their tax, bookkeeping, and payroll needs year-round. This week, we explore the tax implications of bringing family members into your business.
The question for today is this: Does hiring your family members make sense for your business? Let me be clear. This is not a piece about whether hiring your family members makes sense for your relationships with those family members. As someone who is part of a family business, I could fill up a lot more than 600 words on my opinions about that. For today's purposes, we focus on whether it makes sense from an overall "good business and tax implication" perspective. As it turns out, there is a decent amount of tax nuance when it comes to employing your family. Let's break it down based on relationship to the employee:
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Spouses Who Are In Business Together
Personally, if I had to be in business with my husband, it would not go well. However, many couples build viable, strong businesses together and I say, good for them! Depending on how you have your business entity structured, it will make a big difference on the tax treatment of you and your spouse working as partners. Because a business jointly owned and operated by a married couple is generally treated as a partnership for Federal tax purposes, the spouses must comply with filing and record keeping requirements imposed on partnerships and their partners. The election to file two Schedule C (Form 1040) forms, (one for each spouse) permits certain married co-owners to avoid filing partnership returns, provided that each spouse separately reports a share of all the businesses' items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit. Under the election, both spouses will be subject to self-employment tax and on net earnings from self-employment and receive credit for Social Security earnings.
One Spouse Employs Another
If you have a dynamic where your spouse is an employee of your business, then your spouse's wages are subject to income tax withholding, Social Security and Medicare taxes. If you are self-employed (not a corporation or a partnership), your spouse's pay does not have to be included in your federal unemployment tax account (FUTA) contributions and payments. However, if your business is a corporation or a partnership you must include that spouse's pay in your unemployment tax contribution calculation.
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You Employ Your Child
First, let's be clear. I work in my family business, but I am an adult, so I am treated just like a normal employee. However, if you, for example, run a family restaurant and want to hire your children under 18 to work for you, there are some tax benefits. But first, you should check with your state for rules on how many hours minors can work (in non-agricultural jobs) and reference the Fair Labor Standards Act for information on limitations on the kinds of work children can perform.
"This is an often overlooked or under-utilized strategy. Paying your children for true services they provide in your business can be a powerful tax-saving tool," says Cathi Reed, Block Advisors Regional Director. "If you are a sole-proprietorship or single member LLC, and the child is less than 18 years of age, the business is not required to withhold FICA or payroll taxes. The child can use his or her standard deduction against income you pay."
You Hire Your Parent
Oh dear. If you are brave enough to do this, know that you will need to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes on your parent's wages and make the appropriate withholdings, but you don't have to pay unemployment taxes. Now all you have to do is convince your parent that you are the boss. Have fun with that!
Is Hiring Family Members Worth It For The Tax Benefits?
"There are some positive tax advantages to hiring family members. It's important to treat a family member like any other employee. Hiring your children can result in substantial savings for businesses. Make sure your child has real, age-appropriate work to do and a reasonable pay rate, comparable to other employees. Consult with a Block Advisors small business certified tax pro to ensure that you are complying with all requirements," advises Reed. "Block Advisors, a team within H&R Block, is dedicated to meeting the tax, bookkeeping and payroll needs of small business owners year-round. To start working with the tax experts at Block Advisors, visit blockadvisors.com."
In my opinion, you should not hire a family member solely because of the tax benefits. You should always hire based on whether that person is right for the job and keep in mind how this hire could materially impact your relationship with that person and others in your family. Finally, as I mentioned, make sure you have a tax professional on your team when making these determinations. As you can see, things can get a little tricky!
*All details were sourced from IRS.gov and blockadvisors.com