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Product description and claims: Sparkle is everyone’s best friend! Give yourself a healthy dosage of sparkle with the cream palette that comes in a variety of complementing colors. The creamy texture allows the sparkle to be applied easily with an applicator onto your face.
My review: This product is simply okay. I received it as part of my Ipsy June Glam Bag 2013. There’s not much use for this palette if you’re an adult; and to limit you even more, this product is unsafe for use around the eye area. This is chunky glitter, so it’ll hurt if it gets in your eyes. It’ll hurt even more if you’re a contact lens wearer or have sensitive eyes. Nobody is stopping you from using it as an eye shadow or eyeliner, but it’s highly frowned upon. I can see even licensed makeup artists getting this in their eyes, so PLEASE be careful if you can’t resist the urge to have the beautiful glitter eyes. I’ll admit that even I tried. The colors were too pretty for me to resist.
With that being said, this glitter palette is very creamy but I found it difficult to actually get the glitter to apply anywhere. It applies very unevenly. If I used my finger to rub it in, the majority of glitter ended up on my finger. If I used the applicator, the product would barely transfer from the applicator.
To get pigmented swatches, I’d have to use about 20% of the color (which I find very wasteful). You can find swatches on the Ipsy Facebook fan page by following the link here. You can see how much they had to dig into the product just to provide swatches.
Do I like this product? Not really.
Can I use this product? Yes. I’ve used it in my hair and also used a thin layer on my eyes (I personally didn’t have a problem since I set it with translucent powder, but still be careful. Also, in case anyone was wondering, I’m a contact lens wearer.)
How? Here’s a list off of the top of my head. The Ipsy fan page has plenty of users giving suggestions and ideas! Please go check it out before tossing this product : )
- As mentioned, you can use with caution over eye shadow. Set it with some sort of translucent powder to keep it from creasing.
- You can also cautiously use it as a glitter eyeliner.
- Hair glitter – take a chunk of glitter and mix it with some hair serum, gel, or lotion, and apply to your hair.
- Apply to chest area and arms for a club night.
- Over tattoos. You could probably use this for a kids party with face/body painting.
- On nails (seal with clear coat or spray with some hair spray).
- On lips.
- Crafting – art projects with kids, temporary glitter underneath lace clothing, temporary glitter on shoes (or permanent with some kind of sealant), etc.