Thursday, 13 May 2010

Glitter Liners!

I adore glitter, I think every girl does, so its no wonder glitter eyeliners are a big success.  Almost every make-up brand now includes glittery liners, which is good for being girly, but bad for our purses!  Here are the few I have -

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  • Urban Decay Heavy Metal – Stage Dive
  • Urban Decay Heavy Metal - Baked
  • Urban Decay Heavy Metal - Pyrotechnics
  • The Body Shop - Silver
  • The Body Shop – Limited Edition 02
  • The Body Shop - Gold
  • The Body Shop – Sparkle Roller Ball

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I bought the Urban Decay liners when they were all the rage (back in 07?).  I went to New York with my family for my sisters 16th and I made sure to pop into Sephora and pick up these three liners, they came in a pack for like $21? Anyway, I used to adore them as back then they were the only good glitter liners and they looked stunning on the top lash line, but now I think although the colours are gorgeous, they just aren't as good as others.  The consistency isn’t great, you have to apply lots of layers to get a good coverage of glitter (you can see in the swatches that they are patchy – even with four layers!), they kinda feel quite weird on the eye lid – a  bit itchy?  So I don’t use them often, but I still love them for the packaging and because of how beautiful they look in the tube!

The silver TBS liner is my favourite glitter liner and the one I use the most.  I have like, 3 of these as backups and I adore them so much.  The swatches here are with just one fat brush stroke and you can see how much glitter and product you get out of it!  I think the difference here (compared to the Urban Decay ones) is that the formula has more liquid in it – not just glitter – so you can get a nice pigmented application as it is all mixed into one, if that makes sense?  The gold one is beautiful as well – though the formula tends to separate in the tube which isn’t great, you have to shake it up before use, its a tad watery as well.  The other gold one was a limited edition one a few years back.  I honestly don’t wear it much but I need to start as its beautiful.

I’ve also included my favourite ever glitter product – TBS sparkle roller ball.  This stuff is just incredible, its fine fine glitter, in a roller tube, which covers you in a beautiful shimmery, sheer sparkle, and it stays on the skin! It isn’t a liquid, its literally just a fine shimmer, which you would expect to fall off, but it stays on the skin which is fab.  All of the TBS ones are limited edition and only come out at Christmas, which is a shame, so hopefully next Christmas they will bring out some more!

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Does anyone else agree with me about the Urban Decay liners? They may even have improved the formula since, I’m not sure!  And who else loves the TBS liners? What other brands should I look out for, who have glitter eyeliners?

XXX

6 comments:

  1. I used to use to collection 2000 'glam crystal' glitter liners. I have never really liked any of thier make up and have usually found the quality has been pretty bad, but the glitter liners came out really well and the glitter only needed one swipe of the brush and it looked really good. I haven't used them in a while though for some reason. Might go out tommorow and re-purchase them as I think my sister stole them all! x

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  2. suprisingly, collecton 2000 do the most amazing glitter eyeliners! i didn't expect them to be that good for such a cheap price, but i definitely recommend them :) xxx

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  3. Hiya :) I just did my very own post on glitter liners, please take a look for what I think of them :)

    I have never tried the body shop ones, they look pretty thou.

    xo

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  4. great post! i love glitter liners too - i was going to try the urban decay, but when i swatched them on my arm in Sephora they had the same effect as they did on you...a little spotty and itchy =*( the other ones are pretty though! xoxo

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  5. I LOVE stage dive!!! I also have the fuscia one :)

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  6. i love glitter eyeliners! i dont know where you live, but in australia we have a shop called "sportsgirl" and theyve just launched a makeup collection, and they have some pretty wicked glitter liners!! but they're staying power is shotty as,, but for a few hours they look AMAZING! :)

    who says glitter eyeliner was for pre teens!? haha i love them :)

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