I get asked alot how I apply my glitter in my looks.Working with it can be intimidating and messy if not applied correctly. It for sure needs some practise and experience.
Here are some tips and tricks that will make your glitter last all day long.
What kind of glitter?
There are many different glitters on the market. MAC Cosmetics does some great ones, which you can get online (www.maccosmetics.com) or in a Pro Store near you.
Also I was very surprised to find some gliters at H&M the other day. They also have a great Color selection.
For professional use I think there is no other glitter than LitCosmetics Glitter. Seriously the best gltter out there! The color selection is amazing and you can get them in four different sizes. There are very small cuts to very large cuts, depending on the intensity or body part you decide to apply it.
It is without a doubt of very high quality and a great value for the price (16$ per jar).
Now, here comes the tricky part.
Working with glitter can get really messy if you do not use the correct base underneath.
I have 3 options that have worked for me in the past and present:
- LitCosmetics Glitter Base
- Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper
- DUO Lash glue
The best thing you can use is for sure the original LitCosmetics Glitter Base as they come in different versions such as ‘clearly liquid’, ‘waterresistant’ or ‘forever wear’. It is being used in professional environment alot. Application with this system is very simple as you just dip the brush in the glue and then in the glitter
I think a great alternative is to use a brow gel as a base. Since its purpose is to keep your brows in place it is most likely to do the same with glitter. This method was actually recommended to me by a makeup artist at MAC. I personally like the Bobbi Brown one the most. Once it dires, it does not move what so ever.
Using lash glue for glitter application can be pretty tough. You need to make sure to catch the right timing to apply the glitter on top. Otherwise it will stick to your brush and not your eyelids.
Please note: Wait for the base to get tacky before you apply the glitter on top!
With glitter and glitter bases you want to use a synthetic bristle makeup brush as the product will not adhere to the bristles but will distribute it evenly.
You can choose whether you want to apply it with a liner brush, an angeled brush or a flat brush. It really depends what look you are going for. Also you could use the blue spikey sponge ting (not sure what the corect term is for it! ) to apply more of a glittery dust.
Don’t be scared to work with glitter! Once you get the hang of it, it is so much fun! Glitter can be applied in various ways. From subtle to dramatic. From head to toe!
I hope my tips and tricks have been helpful for you and I would love to see your glitter looks!
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