So I was doing a vector portrait for a tutorial, which is online now on Tuts+, and I was posting works in progress to my Facebook page. People requested glitter... and I sprinkled just a little glitter here and there - you can't have too much glitter, right?
She's 100% vector, which means no blurs or raster effects, and there's no meshes! All in Adobe Illustrator CC. To find out how I did it, check out the tutorial