All Glitter Is Not Created Equal

All Glitter Is Not Created Equal
If you are anything like me, seeing shiny, pretty, sparkly glitter instantly catches my eye...no matter where I see it or what it's on. If glitter was a color, it would definitely be my favorite. I'm not just talking about in Makeup products...I'm talking about EVERYWHERE from on clothing, to greeting cards to food! But some people don't realize that all glitters are not the same and if you want to apply glitter to a Makeup application, proceed with caution.

I have recently seen some videos/tutorials with some ladies creating a Makeup look using glitter. In one particular video, the young lady was demonstrating how to use glitter on her eyes. I was shocked (borderline horrified) when she held up this big bag of glitter that looked to have weighed at least a half a pound. It wasn't the size of the bag that had me gasping. It was WHERE she said she picked up this bag...from the craft store!

First & foremost, craft store glitter is NOT to be used on any Makeup application mainly for health reasons. Cosmetic glitter is made specifically to use on your face & lips. It is made often times out of a special plastic that is non-toxic and much finer in consistency than craft glitter. With craft glitter, some of them are actually made of metal and sometimes glass! So those reasons alone are enough for me to say "I'll pass!". I know personally that even when I get an eyelash in my eye, it’s torture so the thought of a speck of craft glitter getting in my eyes scares the living daylights out of me.

While I understand, sometimes Makeup and Cosmetic glitter can be pricey, especially if you are on a budget, I'm adamant about safety AND quality first. So please, even as tempting as it can be to consider craft glitter, DO NOT DO IT! I suggest doing your homework…cutting corners because of the cost of a true cosmetic glitter vs. a cheap one with be worth the effort and the investment.

Adding glitter to your makeup application can be fun. Even the smallest amount on your eyes, a dabble of glitter on your lips or a dabble of on your neck or shoulders for a night out on the town can add a little touch of flirty fun as well. Whatever you do, have fun, don’t over do it and make sure you’re using glitter the correct way.




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