Body Glitter Revolution Shows Women Are Ready to Talk

These women are using body glitter to promote body positivity through make up tutorials, conventions and festival fashion.

Glitter boobs, or disco tits, as YouTube vloggers have dubbed them, were the hottest trend at Glastonbury this year. Meanwhile groups of women are assembling to paint themselves in glitter to promote body positivity on Instagram. Beauty bloggers are posting video tutorials on how to achieve the best look with glitter. And makeup artists are booking body glitter classes and launching boob glitter product lines.

Positively Glittered Project

Positively Glittered is an Australian organization that organizes photoshoots of women wearing nothing but glitter paint over their entire bodies. According to Busty Diaries what started as a fun way to spend the afternoon last November 2016 went viral and has since become a movement. Currently the group only gathers in Australia.

The founder of Positively Glittered Roseanna Mae told Mashable, “We cover ourselves in glitter because glitter is so striking, beautiful, and really gets the girls wanting to be involved. It is a way to be naked, without being entirely naked.” The group accepts all body types and aims to prove that every body is a good body. There are different levels of anonymity for those that do not want their face to show.

The women make their own body glitter during the excursions near Brisbane. It is part aloe vera gel and part glitter. They apply the mixture to with their hands. The group recommends that you do not rinse the glitter down the shower as it might clog the drain.

Boob Glitter at Glastonbury

Last summer the Mirror and the Daily Mail reported that glitter boobs were the best new trend of Glastonbury 2017. The Daily Mail said, “The bold look sees women forgoing tops in favor of dousing their breasts in glitter.” While the Mirror reported that both men and women were glittering up their nipples at Glastonbury this year.

This post of UK artist Sophie Tea’s glitter boobs has been reblogged several times including Cosmopolitan and Maxim. That is only one pair of the awesome glitter boobs at Glastonbury this year.

Body Glitter Makeup Artists

Enterprising makeup artists in London are capitalizing on the body glitter trend by offering private classes, and launching glitter makeup lines of sparkly beauty products and accessories.

Go Get Glitter is a company in London that specializes in face and body art. The makeup artists work all types of private and public events, including music festivals. The startup has popped up at events for Boohoo, Elite Model Management, Topshop, Buzzfeed and Nickelodeon. The online shop sells products such as the Mermaid Scale Stencil that is ideal for achieving those shiny mermaid scales.

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The Gypsy Shrine is a London based cosmetics startup that travels to music festivals around the world applying glitter to boobies — and other parts of the body. The brand has occasional popup shops at retailers such as Topshop, Selfridges, Missguided and PLT. Among other things they sell high quality body gems with adhesive.

The Gypsy Shrine teamed up with beauty vlogger Sophie Hannah Richardson — who is a different person than Sophie Tea — after the success of her “Glitter Tits” tutorial. And also there was an epic “Glitter Bum” tutorial. But the production is better on the Gypsy Shrine video that features Richardson seen here.

Another cool body glitter tutorial on YouTube right now is by Kitty Noofah. Harper’s Bazaar recently posted a glitter boobs tutorial, but as commenters pointed out they don’t really tell you how to do it.

Boob glitter is the biggest new trend in slutty raver costumes since pasties. And the two are often worn together because otherwise everyone gets an eye full of areola. Check out the best pasties for your breast type, as well as ways to wear fishnet other than tights.

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Elizabeth de Moya has contributed to DJ Mag, DJ TechTools, LA Weekly and Thump (Vice). She has a BA in Linguistics from UC Berkeley.