So let's talk about why I am madly in love with this stuff and why I think it's glitter's best friend.
I wanted to follow Kandee's glittery holiday eye makeup because it was so pretty and fun. She used Urban Decay's eyelash glue, which I have but I don't really care for it... It's rather annoying for application because its almost too sticky for eyelash glue. And I was worried it would maybe be patchy/sticky despite the glitter on top. Ewww.
|If you can't tell, the watermark program I used to use hasn't been working.|
|Un-blended top, blended on the bottom. You actually need LESS than that.|
|Hello favorite brushes ~|
|Diamante by tokidoki|
|I wouldn't recommend using that lavender glitter on your eyes; it's quite large!|
Wear time on this is great. I never have issues with creasing, fading or fallout of the shadow or any weird glitter-creasing; any fallout I experience is usually from initial application and not during wear. The first time I used it, I asked Ze Boyfriend if there was a glitter-splosion on my face and he said there were only three specks of glitter. Three. Specks. Of. Glitter. I love it with glitter-laden eyeshadows that usually have fallout, because it all just disappears and I seem to need less layers of eyeshadow for pigmentation. (This makes Urban Decay's Provocateur, a pretty pinky-lavender glitter-bomb with an interestingly creamy-seemingly wet texture, epic!)
I always talk about this when people complain about glitter fallout. It's a glitter eyeshadow, this is what happens. It's in the nature of glitter eyeshadow to have fallout, especially if you sweep instead of pat and don't use a sticky primer. It's really the savior of glitter eyeshadow! You might be thinking this is more work, but when you want glitter or glittery eyeshadow and really don't want to look like a disco ball (who ever does?!), use this. You won't regret it.
This is $20 and available at Sephora, Ulta and, shockingly, not on TooFaced.com (you can get their other Shadow Insurance options). I highly recommend this, even if you don't use any of the regular Shadow Insurance options but want to experiment with glitter. Obviously, there's Lit's beloved Clearly Liquid Liquid Glitter Base and Eye Kandy's Liquid Sugar (Eye Kandy's isn't that great from what I've heard!) but I have neither. I'm also a little intimidated by liquid adhesives like those! I do want to try out Lit's glitters though and their Clearly Liquid, I haven't had the chance yet. For now, I'm sticking to my Glitter Glue!