How to Remove Glitter From Your Face

Clare Cherry

Posted on January 04 2019

a woman waiting to learn how to remove glitter from your face

Here at Wish, we are big advocates for glitter makeup, however, we know it can be a bit of a pain to remove. After years of practice, we have perfected the glitter-removal glitter routine!

We have a sure fire way of how to remove glitter from your face, hair and clothes without any hassle!


rainbow glitter for those who want to remove glitter from your face


The skin on your face is extremely delicate and is probably one of the most sensitive areas on your body. If you’re wondering how to remove glitter from your face without irritating your skin, then natural oils are the perfect solution. Natural oils such as coconut oil are perfect for removing glitter off your face. It’s a bonus that it’s completely natural and will re-hydrate your skin after any gels or makeup have been used.


How to remove glitter from your face:

Coconut oil is known to be an excellent makeup remover. This is because it locks in and removes any dirt and oil from your face. Now you know what to use to remove glitter from your face, we are going to tell you how to remove glitter from your face:


Step 1 - Coconut oil usually comes in solid form, so take a tablespoon full of the oil and rub between your fingers until it begins to turn to liquid.

Step 2 - Dip your fingers in the oil and lightly rub over the glitter in circular motions (take care to be gentle when removing glitter from your face, as you don’t want any irritation or scratches to occur)

Step 3 - Wipe over the area with a damp flannel

Step 4 - Repeat the process until there is no more glitter left

Step 5 - Remove the rest of your makeup by applying the same method all over your face. Coconut oil is kind to eyes so it’s also a great eye makeup remover!


How to remove glitter from your clothing:

Now that you know how to remove glitter from your face, it’s time to learn how to remove glitter from your clothing. It’s been suggested by many that using a lint roller is the best way to remove any glitter. But this alone can often leave little flecks of glitter within the fibres of your clothing.


Woman with glitter on face and clothing

A sure-fire way to remove all of the glitter from clothes is to spray the glittery area with aerosol hairspray. Then wait for the area to dry and wash. Remember to wash this clothing on its own, otherwise, you will find other items of clothing covered in glitter as well!


How to remove glitter from your hair:

Learning how to remove glitter from your face and your clothes is quite a simple process compared to removing glitter from your hair. No matter how many times you wash your hair, you will find that glitter sticks to your scalp and will not budge.

Fear not, we are here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be this way! Again, using oil is the best way to remove glitter. This time, olive oil is your best friend. It will help you to remove every last fleck of glitter from your hair. Take a healthy glug of olive oil and cover your head in it.

The key is to massage the oil into your scalp as this will act as a deep conditioner. After 10 minutes, you should rinse your hair and scalp with a precision shower head. All the glitter will disappear. Not only this, but you will also find that your hair looks salon fresh after a blow dry. What a perfect beauty hack! 

We want you to be as safe as possible when applying and removing glitter if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll be happy to help!

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