The Season to Sparkle

Christmas is approaching and in the world of beauty we all know what that means. Glitter, glitter and more glitter. Although, I’ve never fancied myself as a sparkle kinda gal, I feel like even I can get on board this time of year. So just for you, I have been trying out a few of the glitter offerings out there.

NYX Glitter pigments

First of all, I have to give the NYX glitter primer a shout out! If you don’t own this, you need to. It basically acts like a glue for the glitter so it has something to adhere to it. Overall, improving the intensity and neatness of your eye look. There was a point last year where this was literally sold out everywhere, and my boyfriends mum who works in Boots grabbed me a stash as soon as they came in I think that speaks for itself. I have mixed feelings about the glitters themselves. I own a bronzy shade called Old Hollywood and a pink shade called Crazed. While I love the application of Old Hollywood, Crazed applies very patchy so I’m not sure if there’s a variation in quality among the glitters. NYX also offer Glitter Goals gift sets combining two to three glitter shades and the glitter primer, which is a great way to get started.

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitters

I am the first to admit, I have never really been a fan of Stila. I had to eat my words. These are hands down, the best glitters on the market for me. I purchased the Christmas set last year, and these are still the glitters I reach for the most .It comes in a little lipgloss like tube with a doe foot applicator, thus eliminating the mess element of glitters. Straight away a win. You can use the applicator to apply it directly to your lid. What I prefer to do is scoop a bit ofF the applicator with a pencil brush and apply it this way. These glitters are pigmented, and never look patchy. There not cheap at £24 each, so my advice would be to pick up one of the gift sets if you get a chance.

Mac Glitter Pigments

These are amazing! They can be a bit messy because they come in a pot, and you essentially dispense how much you need. However, these glitters are very finely milled which makes them easy to work with. You can place it very precisely, and the pigmentation is intense! These to me, are a close second behind Stila. Mac also offer these in Mini Mac which means you can get a slightly smaller pot of glitter for £10.  Rest assured, it is still a healthy dollop of glitter and I would recommend investing in the mini versions.

Make Up Revolution Glitter Bombs

I so wanted to love these. At £4 a hit, I thought how amazing would it be if these were my go to glitters. Alas, it was not meant to be.I purchased two shades-  Grand gesture and Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, I found the glitter chunky, patchy and not very pigmented upon application. Maybe I need to give these another try, but I was bit put off after my first couple of uses with these glitters.

What glitters are you loving? Follow me on BeautybyRaji to see more glitter looks 🙂


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