It’s been many years since I spent my afternoons watching Disney Princess movies on repeat but sometimes, I still just want a little sparkle in my life. The other day, I had to talk myself out of buying a set of glitter notebooks for class because I am a 21-year-old senior in college and am trying to be taken at least a little bit seriously. And a year ago, my roommate and I went on a glitterfication binge of the apartment, where we spent a weekend making our wine glasses, picture frames, and flower vases sparkle. We were finding glitter in our drinks and shaking it off our clothes for at least three months. These hazards come with the territory when, at the ripe old age of 21, you still harbor a love for all things girly, flirty, pink, and sparkly. Sorry not sorry but sometimes your inner child just wants to wear a tiara, body glitter, sparkly eye shadow, and hot pink lip gloss.
Don’t get me wrong, there are many feminist and socio-political issues that are inescapable when it comes to that whole princess genre. But still ya gotta admit, do those gals make for some great beauty inspiration or what?
There’s a fine line however between pink-chic and looking like a little girl playing a ridiculous game of dress-up at the office. So to keep you from looking like Glinda the Good Witch, I’ve complied a list of fun, glittery, bright make-up and delightfully pink beauty products that the absurd 5-year-old in you would go gaga for. But are, of course, still totally appropriate for the real-life, grown-up you!
1. Too Faced's Prime and Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
Ever spot a pore on a princess? Snow White had smooth, flawless skin and there's no reason why you can't either. ($30, sephora.com)
2. Lollitint Lip and Cheek Stain from Benefit Cosmetics
3. Butter London Nail Lacquer in Rosie Lee
Give a perfectly manicured queen's wave with this light pink glittery nail polish. ($15, sephora.com)
4. Too Faced's Under the Mistletoe Collection
For a pucker so pretty, it'll even have Barbie jealous. ($28, sephora.com)
5. Clinique's Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Plushest Punch
Want even more of a pink punch for your lips? Try Clinique's infamous chubby stick for a pop of hot pink color that still won't get you called out on at work. ($17, sephora.com)
6. The Sex Bomb Bath Bomb from Lush
Drop this pretty, jasmine-scented bath bomb in the tub for some lovely, frothy, pink-tinted bath water that any mermaid princess would give her voice to soak in. ($6.65, lushusa.com)
7. Size Queen Mascara by Too Faced
All it takes for queen-sized lashes that'll make Kate Middleton jealous, is a swipe of this keratin-infused formula. ($21, sephora.com)
8. Make Up For Ever's Glitters Collection
Ahhh, glitter, how I love thee... particularly the Glitters collection from Make Up For Ever. Multicolored White 3 (a sheer, iridescent white glitter) is more appropriate for everyday subtly-glittery wear, while this Metallic Hot Pink shade will have you boldly looking fairy princess-chic in no time. ($15, sephora.com)
9. Super Orgasm Illuminator by Nars
The Super Orgasm Illuminator kicks the fan favorite up a notch with a peachy-pink gold glitter concoction. It's perfect for when you don't want to look like you just threw a bunch of glitter on your face but it's still the stuff of shimmery unicorn dreams. ($30, sephora.com)
10. Too Faced's Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush
It's pink, shimmery and packed into a pretty little heart. What more could a girly-girl possibly desire? Try the Candy Glow shade for the most flattering of flushes. ($30, sephora.com)