Glitter Tears Are Not a Trend to Be Sad About

For when you're feeling sparkly sad

We’ve seen just about all the unicorn- and mermaid-themed beauty trends we can handle for the time being, but the latest Instagram beauty trend takes the whimsical playfulness that made us fall for those mythical trends and does something entirely different. Presenting: Glitter tears, you know, for those days when you’re feeling a little sad and a little (or a lot) sparkly. Because we are complex creatures who can feel both of those things at once, right?

Awesomeness continues after advertisement

The trend is achieved used body glitter to draw tears on your face (so, yeah, exactly what it sounds like).

They can be glistening tear drops:

Awesomeness continues after advertisement



Or cascades of flowing tears:


Or something in between:


They can be any color you can dream up:



They can be subtle:


They can look *very* not subtle:

"I try to relax. I touch your still frame so I can watch you closer, And study the ways I believe I belong to you. I scratch at your waist line… your doll hair. I dig up the thought of how your eyes glow So I make you my religion, my collision, an escape goat. So have I found your secret weak spot, baby? Can you pretend I'm amazing? Now our history is for sale And for that I apoligize You see you're my only know how The study of when I believe I belonged to you You see I've made you into something delicious, My sweet ghost." 🖤✨🔮 Hand jewelry: @lorysunartistry ▪️ Eye glitter & stones (Dark gray, Black & silver): @blushsparkle ▪️ Lipstick: @limecrimemakeup "Raven" 💄 Eyebrows: @anastasiabeverlyhills Dipbrow pomade in "Granite" ▪️ Eyelashes: @flutterlashesinc "Provocative" ▪️

A post shared by Angelica Leira (@angelica.leira) on


They aren’t even limited to glitter. Some people are getting creative, using sequins and rhinestones to enhance the effect.



Featured Image Source: This Is Simply Me