As much as we love a聽touch of sparkle in our cosmetics, adulting makes sporting glitter makeup IRL hard to pull off. But if you鈥檙e a true shimmer-lover, don鈥檛 let that deter you! There鈥檚 an art to creating beauty looks聽that fall between no-makeup makeup and聽Lisa Frank-territory. To master just the right amount聽of summer shine, turn聽to聽the mistress聽of making grown-up聽glitter werk,聽Katie Jane Hughes. Scroll on聽to view the celebrity makeup artist鈥檚 seven best subtle glitter聽looks for summer and the聽best products to get the look.

Nighttime Shimmer聽

1.聽Give your smokey eye added edge聽with a neutral shadow that glitters.Blend powder in a smoldering shade into your lids, and then treat your聽lower lash line to a touch of sparkle.聽Brit + Co Pick:聽Nars聽Narsissist聽Wanted Eyeshadow Palette聽($59)

Glossy Lids

2.聽Use cream glitter pigments to add an iridescent touch to聽lids and cheeks. Remember聽to keep聽things tame by sticking to neutral hues or sheer shades that complement your natural skin tone.聽Brit + Co Pick:聽Bodyography Glitter Pigments聽($23)

Superfine Shine


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3.聽Illuminate without聽overwhelming聽your聽face using聽products made with ultra-fine texture. The micro-fine pigment聽holds the key to聽a sophisticated, buildable hue.聽Brit + Co Pick:聽Rituel de Fille Celestial Sphere Eye Soot聽($38)

Graphic聽Glitter Liner

4.聽The graphic liner trend聽gets a glam makeover when you add a bit of shine.Look聽for聽liquid聽formulas聽that聽offer smooth聽application and聽dry quickly for all-day wear.聽Brit + Co Pick:聽Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner聽($17)

Halo Effect

5.聽Hughes鈥 signature聽look聽comes courtesy of an iridescent gloss applied聽down the middle of your聽lid.Use聽rich, bronzey hues to create a sophisticated聽style, and then add contrast with a matte black coat of mascara.聽Brit + Co Pick:聽Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss聽($24)

All Over Dew

6.聽Create聽the聽trendy dew effect using a pearly highlighter in lighter shades聽than your聽complexion.Drier skin types call for聽cream formulas,聽whereas oily complexions work better with powder. Graze your cheekbones, chin, nose, and brow line for a soft聽strobing effect.聽Brit + Co Pick:聽Milk Makeup Holographic Face Gloss聽($20),聽Persona Cosmetics Laguna Highlighter聽($24)

Glitter Brows

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7.聽This standout look may not be subtle, but聽it鈥檚 having a serious moment.聽If you go for聽the glittery colorful brow, steer clear of loose pigment that doesn鈥檛聽stay put. Look for glossy formulas designed not to smudge in order to avoid sloppy spill-over.聽Brit + Co Pick:聽Skingasm Glitter Gloss聽($24)

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