Sunday, October 24, 2010

Glitter 101 -- Swatches!

Hey everyone,

So this is the part where I swatch all the stuff I mentioned in my glitter 101 video.. I had every intention of putting the swatches at the end of the video, but I barely made it under 10 minutes so I figured I'd just do it on here.

These are all the glitter products that I have, even some that weren't mentioned in the video, like I bought my first NYX candy glitter liners after filming so I'm gonna throw them in here :)

So let's get started!

First up: Ben Nye Aqua Glitters
Colors shown from left to right: Silver Prism, Galactic Violet, Fuschia, Purple, Blue, Neon Green, Gold and Copper:

I didn't let them dry completely before I snapped the picture, so if they look a little runny, that's why!

Too Faced Starry Eyed & Urban Decay Heavy Metal
Swatched first alone, from L-R: Too Faced Mad, Mad Love, UD: Metalhead, Spandex, Air Guitar and Distortion:

Then, in the same order as above, swatched over a black pencil eyeliner:

Sephora Glitter Liners
Alone, then over black -- Silver and Gold:

Icing Glitter Liners
Alone, then over black -- Purple, Blue, Pink and Black:

See how nasty they are!! (haha) But, I will say that they look a million times better if put over a black base... except for the black one, which just looks worse. :P

Hard Candy Walk the Line Glitter Eyeliners and Cream Glitters
Night Sky, Licorice, Flashy and High Beam:

Wet n Wild Color Icon Glitter Liners
Alone, then with their pencil counterparts -- Rock On! and Da Bomb!:

NYX Candy Glitter Liners
Alone, then over black -- Hot Candy, Lavender, Baby Pink, and Crystal:

I didn't swatch the Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers palettes, only because I couldn't think of an efficient way to do it! The individual colors have no names and the colors repeat quite a bit, so I will do those in their own little video.

So yep, see y'all soon!! :)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Quest of the Moment

OK, so my newest obsession is liquid glitter eyeliner. I'm OBSESSED. I don't have enough of it, and I want more. Unfortunately for me, though, the only ones I can get my hands on are from Sephora - (Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner, Too Faced Starry Eyed, Sephora brand Glitter Eyeliner) - and I just can't justify spending so much money on something I'll only use every now and then. Along the same lines though, no drugstore near me carries any sort of glitter liner. Not Walmart, not Target, not Walgreens, and not CVS.

I have 4 Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liners, and quite frankly, I'm not that enthused with them and don't think they were worth the $18 I shelled out for each of them. I have Distortion, Metalhead, Spandex and Air Guitar. Air Guitar and Metalhead are really pigmented and super sparkly, but Spandex and Distortion aren't at all. I really feel like the UD glitter liners are hit or miss, and because of that, I don't wanna pay so much money for them.

I also have 1 drustore glitter liner, and it's Mary-Kate and Ashley brand. It's SO much more pigmented than the UD ones, and I absolutely love it. It's silver with tons of silver glitter. Only problem is that I can't seem to find MK&A makeup anywhere anymore. I know they still sell it at some Walmarts, but they don't carry it in mine. Or the backup one I go to when my primary store doesn't have what I'm looking for.

I know tons of brands make glitter liner, including NYX, Collection 2000, and Amuse, and I want to know which of those brands are the best. I don't want to pay more than $5 each for my glitter liners since I only get to use them when I go to the club or a party - which isn't very often - and don't get much use out of them.

So I turn to you. Help me on my quest to find the best - and preferably cheapest - glitter liner available!! (Please and thank you!) :)