Pia Velasco
December 03, 2019 2:36 pm
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We love a good beauty trend, especially when it’s easy to recreate. With the holidays around the corner, we’re all about beauty looks that will really pop and are maybe just a little bit extra—hey, that’s what parties are for!) So when we saw all the pearl beauty looks popping up on Instagram and the red carpet, we fell in love. People are sprinkling pearls into their hair, gluing them onto their nails, adding them to their makeup looks—and they are so pretty. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite pearl beauty looks from the ‘gram and provided simple tutorials for how to recreate the looks from the comfort of your home.

Pearl barrette

Add a delicate hair accessory for a feminine look. Take two inches of hair from the front of the face and bring them together at the back of the crown, then clip in the barrette.

Shop it! Gordon Job Hair Clip, $10.99, amazon.com

Braided pearls

How stunning is this hairstyle Tessa Thompson is rocking? To easily add pearls to your braids, simply slide in pearl pins and remove them at the end of the day.

Shop it! Kingmas Pearl Hair Pins, $6.99, amazon.com

Pearls in hair

Celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan—who works with the likes of Ashley Graham and Chrissy Teigen—used eyelash glue to get these dainty pearls to gently stick onto hair.

Shop it! Kiss Clear Eyelash Adhesive, $4.99, ulta.com

Pearl bobby pins

This simple hair accessory can be used in several ways to create different looks, like the beautiful criss-cross style above.

Shop it! Anthropologie Monogram Pearl Bobby Pin Set, $24, anthropologie.com

Pearl French braids

Using eyelash glue, gently adhere dainty pearls and rhinestones into braids to give them more dimension.

Shop It! PandaHall Half Round Pearls, $7.59, amazon.com

Pearly astro bun

You don’t need to be going to a music festival to rock this cute style! Simply twist in some pearls and you’ll be all set.

Shop it! Kitsch Pearl Bun Twists, $7, ulta.com

Headbands with pearls

The easiest way to incorporate pearls into your beauty look is by sliding on a headband.

Shop it! Lele Sadoughi Pearly Velvet Headband, $150, nordstrom.com 

Pearls on lids

What a beauty look! We love how these feminine pearls make her eyes pop in a bold yet soft way—if you want to recreate, use half-pearls and remember that it’s important to use eyelash glue, as opposed to traditional glue or nail glue, which aren’t formulated to be near the eye area.

Shop it! Kiss Clear Eyelash Adhesive, $4.99, ulta.com

Pearl eyeliner

Who needs a cat eye when you can have a pearl eye instead? Adhere tiny half-pearls above your lash line to get this pearl beauty look.

Shop it! Pearl Half Bead Mixed Sized Pearls, $7.60, amazon.com

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Pearl makeup makes its way to the rest of the face with these pretty pearl freckles. Use eyelash glue to adhere tiny half-pearls on the butterfly area of your face (nose and cheeks) to recreate this look.

Shop it! Pearl Half Bead Mixed Sized Pearls, $7.60, amazon.com

Pearls on the inner and outer corners of your eyes

Everyone knows that dabbing a little bit of white and/or shimmery eyeshadow on the inner corners of your eyes helps to make you look more awake, but this is taking it to another level. Delicately placed pearls and rhinestones brighten the eyes and frame the face.

Shop it! eBoot Self Adhesive Rhinestone Stickers, $5.99, amazon.com

Pearly double liner

For the Joker premiere, celebrity makeup artist Tyron Machhausen took Zazie Beetz’s red carpet beauty look to dashing new heights by delicately lining her upper and lower lids with teensy, tiny pearls.

Shop it! PandaHall Half Round Pearls, $7.59, amazon.com

Pearly accent nail

For those who want to ease into the trend, adding an accent nail is the perfect way to start. To recreate, use nail glue to adhere tiny half-pearls onto your polished nail.

Shop it! Pearl Half Bead Mixed Sized Pearls, $7.60, amazon.com

Pearl French mani

After painting a classic French manicure, use nail glue to adhere mini pearls onto the white polish. Let dry, and voilà!

Shop it! KISS PowerFlex Max Speed Glue, $2.99, ulta.com

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