Anyone who knows me, knows I love me some glitter. Whether it's glitter lips, glitter on the inner corner of the eye, or glitter as eyeliner ... I make it work! Often times I incorporate glitter when doing different Indian bridal looks, and typically when this happens the glitter is placed near the eyes. When I do this, it is imperative that I use cosmetic grade glitter.
See, sometimes when I'm working with a performer or doing body paint, I can use glitter from anywhere. I often time grab stacks of glitter from Hobby Lobby or around certain holidays Target or Walmart. But whenever glitter is placed on the face, especially near the eyes, the type of glitter you use matters.
Depending on where it comes from, most glitters are made from plastic or even glass. And when the particles are quite tiny, you don't want them to get in your eye. That's where cosmetic glitter comes from. I typically use glitters from a company called Lit Cosmetics. Their glitter particles are made of rounded plastic, so I don't have to worry about it irritating a clients eye. I personally like to occasionally wear glitter on my lips, and I love that cosmetic glitter doesn't feel so "yucky."
So for those of you who are a bit bolder, or if you just want to add a bit of sparkle to a particular makeup look ... make sure it isn't just your run-of-the-mill glitter from the craft store ;-)
Stay beautiful! ... Inside and out