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All About the Amazing Facial Glitter at Vanderpump Rules' Pride Party
Taylor Morgan McPherson, founder of The Sustainable Sparkle Bar, shares the inspo behind Stassi Schroeder, Lala Kent, and the rest of the Vanderpump Rules cast members' L.A. Pride Day glitter art.
The Vanderpump Rules cast always goes all out for L.A. Pride Day, but this year the crew made things extra sparkly for SUR’s annual bash. As seen on episode two of PumpRules Season 7, the cast went full-on ‘80s for this year’s theme. And with the help of The Sustainable Sparkle Bar founder Taylor Morgan McPherson, Stassi Schroeder, Scheana Shay, Lala Kent, and the rest of the crew added the perfect glittery touch to their looks.
The sparkle-devoted brand created the glitter art designs that took the PumpRules cast's '80s gear to the next level. The eco-friendly glitter art brand has been sparkling up L.A. and NYC events since 2017, with glitter queen McPherson at the reigns. Inspired by body glitter designs she would wear at Coachella (a festival also loved by the PumpRules crew), McPherson decided to turn her love of glitter and artistic talent into a business. “After traveling around the country with my sparkles, I started to realize that I’m not the only one who loves them, everyone loves glitter,” McPherson told The Lookbook.
When it came time to sparkle things up at SUR for L.A. Pride Day, McPherson used each individual's personality and personal style as inspiration:
“Lala was very creative, she had the idea for the teardrops," McPherson revealed. "She’s such a gangsta anyway so I totally get that. I took her idea and created the design, adding in the gemstones at the top of the tears so they would catch the light, which they did."
For Katie [Maloney-Schwartz]’s glitter design, McPherson was inspired by Katie's cheetah print tattoo. She explained: "I love cheetah print and the story behind her tattoo is a great one. Tattoo glittering is one of my favorite things to do.”
“Kristen [Doute]’s cheekbones inspired her look, she’s got great cheekbones that one," McPherson shared. "I wanted to showcase the biodegradable glitter in a way that it would capture the light and flatter her face and haircut.”
McPherson shared that Stassi wanted to be surprised by her design, "so I wanted to do something to flatter her face and [create] a design that I hadn’t done on anyone else that day. That’s where the polka dots came from." She also sparkled Beau Clark, Stassi’s boyfriend: "He told me to go bold and surprise him with colors that weren’t specifically pride colors so I matched his outfit for the day.”
“Scheana was more specific," she revealed. "[Scheana] wanted to make sure that our 'signature swoop' (that’s what I call that classic glitter highlighter look) perfectly framed her face and she picked the colors out.”
Raquel [Leviss] also went with the brand's signature swoop and chose the colors, McPherson shared: "And how perfect did it look on camera!?”
McPherson told The Lookbook that Tom Schwartz was purely a drive-by. She explained: "I got him quickly as he walked into SUR, he said something like, ‘Oh yeah, there’s always time for a little glitter,’ and I quickly sparkled him on his way in.”
For McPherson, glitter art is much more than a sparkly accessory, it is a form of self-expression. “I sparkle like I breathe. Glitter is in everything I do, and I’m always covered in it. Creating beautiful artwork is my passion, glitter is a vehicle that helps me get there,” she shared.
The Sustainable Sparkle Bar has teams on the east coast and west coast so if you happen to be in NYC or L.A. and you're looking to add some major sparkle to your upcoming holiday bashes (à la PumpRules), be sure to check out the brand's site. Even more exciting: You'll soon be able to recreate McPherson's glitter designs right at home, too. The entrepreneur revealed that her glitter products will be available for purchase on the brand's website before Pride Day next year. Who's ready to get their sparkle on?