Because the MAC Rocky Horror 3D Black glitter was so insanely pretty I had to snag it! However I didn't really think about the fact that I have never used loose glitter before. Luckily my mom had a lash glue she wasn't a fan of so I've been using that to apply it, but I've since ordered Urban Decay's Bondage which works much better. Anyway, I've been experimenting with some different things and wanted to share my crazy antics! These techniques can easily be used with any loose glitter out there, doesn't have to be this one. Enjoy!
Here is the glitter in all its awesomeness...so pretty. It has black, silver, green, red, blue....you name it, it will shine that color depending on how the light hits it. I love it!
First up is simply using it as an eyeliner!
If you do this BE VERY CAREFUL. You do not want glitter in your eye it will suck very badly. Just please be careful when using glitter around your eye....
This glitter can really glam up an eye look in an instant. So fun! However I think it prefer it under my eye rather than above. To do this I put glitter adhesive on my winged liner and patted the glitter over top with a small brush.
I find it much safer to use the glitter as an eye liner under the eye to minimize the chances of a spec damaging the cornea.
Next I'm going to use it as an eyeshadow enhancer.
I picked up Urban Decay's Bondage in order to use this glitter more effectively and discovered that it also works fairly well to create an all over sparkly eye shadow effect. I'm sorry I didn't do any close ups for this but up close it just looks...strange. From a normal distance covering your eye lid in this glitter creates a super enchanting look. However getting up as close as my camera does it looks very strange.
To do this I lightly coated my entire eyelid with Bondage using the brush in the lid. I was able to put it right on top of the eyeshadow I was already wearing and it didn't mess it up at all. Next I took a eye shadow brush and lightly dipped it in the glitter then carefully patted it onto my eyelid. It suck really well and didn't budge until I took it off with makeup remover!
This glitter can seriously glam up an eye look in an instant. So fun!
Moving away from the eyes, next up is glitter lips!
A little less practical...but super fun nonetheless. Just be careful not to eat too much of it. I did not put a lip gloss on top but if I ever wore it out I probably would in order to keep the glitter from going in my mouth or on my chin.
Mmm look at those sparkles. To do this I put the 3D Black over NYX's Simply Vamp Lipstick in Temptress. To apply I simply patted the glitter onto my lips with my finger. This may be more practical if you use less glitter with some lip gloss.
And finally the last use I have for my glitter is as a nail polish.
This is super easy to do and the results are amazing. I love my nails right now. To keep with the theme I put the Rocky Horror glitter on top of my Rocky Horror nail polish in Bad Fairy.
To do this simply mix the glitter and a top coat or clear nail polish on a piece of plastic, then paint away! I would recomend doing this with a cheap clear polish as you tend to have to use a lot, it also wastes some glitter, but there is so much of it in that jar I'm not really worried.
I hope you now have some fun new techniques to try with your loose glitter. Have fun and don't get it in your eye!