Refined Glitter

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What was your first makeup product? I bet it had something to do with glitter. I remember the first set of makeup I owned was purchased from Toy’s R Us, never a good place to buy makeup. Do you also remember that glittery body gel that made your skin sticky and crispy? There was a body gel in a tub and a roll on one. If you are like me, a child of the 90’s you know what I am talking about.

Since, my days of buying beauty products from toy stores, I have typically strayed away from glitter. However, if I crave a a little sparkle in my life, I think of Urban Decay Cosmetics. Urban Decay does glitter in a refined, mature, and classy way. Where were they when I needed them?!

The moondust shadows are hard pressed glitter pigments that give off shine and sparkle without being cheep and tacky.

What Sephora Says:

What it is:
A sparkly eye shadow with a refined and sophisticated feel. 

What it does:
This dazzlingly sparkly shadow innovates with a chic feel and not a single speck of chunky glitter. Microfine bits of iridescent sparkle collide with intense, dreamy hues and lush, 3D metallics for an effect that’s out of this world. And since Moondust has minimal fallout, the sparkle stays on your lids (and off your cheeks). 

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates 
– Phthalates 

What else you need to know:
New technology gives Moondust an amazing effect not found in traditional pressed-powder shadows. It feels like a cream, but goes on like a powder to create a smooth, brilliantly reflective look. The result? Sexy, twinkling sparkle with a ton of depth and movement. We recommend applying Moondust with your fingers. For extra intense color payout, try it wet.

I also like the heavy metal glitter liners. The deeper shades give off more pigmentation, but with a little TLC, you can build any of the shades up.

What Sephora Say:

What it is:
A buildable, water-based liner that contains superfine glitter in a clear base. 

What it does:
All the glitz of glam rock—without the spandex or bad hair—Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner contains superfine glitter in a clear base that dries down quickly and really stays put (for long wear without any fallout). Wear it alone, apply it over Urban Decay’s eye shadow, or layer two shades together for a more intense effect. 

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Sulfates 
– Phthalates 

What else you need to know:
The precise, thin-tipped brush makes it easy to create fine, glittery lines. Want more sparkle? Use the side of the brush to sweep sparkle all over your lids. Or, for an even bolder, jewel-encrusted look, remove the wiper (the little piece that controls how much product comes out of the bottle) and tap on Heavy Metal with your fingers. The glitter is suspended in a gel, so it won’t separate in the bottle. Peach and cucumber extract condition the skin, while carrot extract smooths and softens.

With glitter, try to make sure you have a nice tacky base to grab the glitter and avoid fallout.

I typically wear more natural makeup looks, but it’s good to keep some sparkle on hand. You never know when you’ll have an impromptu girls night or club outing.

Would you like to see a glittery makeup tutorial on my channel or here? Let me know in the comments.

xoxo

Serein

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6 Comments

  1. kathleen
    January 10, 2016 / 11:12 am

    yes please with the glittery eye makeup tutorial. I bought one from UD to wear for NY Eve but not sure how to really apply it and what kind of base to use.

    • Serein Wu
      Author
      January 11, 2016 / 11:47 pm

      Okay! Defiantly going to add to my to do list now 🙂 Thank you!

  2. Domniki Sarri
    January 10, 2016 / 6:13 am

    I want them all!!!!

    • Serein Wu
      Author
      January 11, 2016 / 11:47 pm

      They are really pretty

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