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How to Add Glitter to Your Makeup the Right Way

How to Add Glitter to Your Makeup the Right Way

A touch of glitter in your eye shadow or along your cheekbones can add just the right amount of sparkle to your look. It's easy to do it all wrong, though, so read these tips and add glitter to your makeup the right way.


Choose the Right Glitter

Craft glitter may be cheap and beautiful, but please do not put it on your face! Craft glitter has sharp edges that can irritate skin and is colored with dye, which can rub off on your skin. 

Cosmetic glitter, on the other hand, is often much finer and has rounded edges, making it much smoother on the skin. It's also made of special non-toxic plastic and is safe to wear, and the color won't leak out onto your skin since it's made with pigment instead of dye.

Our favorite cosmetic glitter is made by Violet Voss. It's cruelty-free, comes in a ton of colors and adds a radiant touch to any cosmetic. When you buy Violet Voss you know you're getting a high-quality product, which is super important when you're putting it on your face!

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Apply Correctly

Water will not be enough to get your glitter to stick. To ensure that it won't flake off into your eyes or onto your clothes, use an adhesive made for the job, especially if you want to create a more obvious look or raised embellishment. Violet Voss can help you in this department as well with their Secret Weapon Adhesive. If you want the glitter to blend in more, a moisturizer may be all you need.

Part of correct application is how you actually put the glitter on your face. If you use your hand, it could get really messy and you’ll probably end up with glitter everywhere but where you want it. Use brushes to keep the glitter contained and ending up only where you want it to.

We also recommend applying glitter before mascara, if you're using it on your lids. The glitter tends to end up on your lashes a bit, so you'll want the chance to dust them off before you apply mascara.



Only Add Sparkle to One Area

If you apply glitter to your eyes, lips and cheeks, you'll lose the ethereal effect and end up looking overdone. Choose one area to apply glitter and let that shine. Keep the rest neutral. 

Adding glitter to your makeup can give you a beautiful hint of sparkle. Remember to use cosmetic glitter, apply with brushes and an adhesive made for the job, and keep the rest neutral. Have fun experimenting with this shimmery beauty tool!



Get It Here At Frends Beauty

We've curated a fun collection of glitter and glitter makeup in a huge array of colors. Come into the store in North Hollywood, CA, or CLICK HERE to shop right now for all of your favorite glitter makeup!

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