Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Too Faced Glitter Glue: Better Than Regular Primers For Eyeshadows?

Yesterday I reviewed Too Faced Glitter Glue and saw how it held up to an over-the-top glittery eye (which it did...fabulously!). I began to wonder if Glitter Glue would be even better than my usual, everyday eyeshadow primers (Too Faced Shadow Insurance and Urban Decay Primer Potion). The short answer is: no.

Since Glitter Glue is formulated to "lock down" loose pigments, shimmers and glitters, I did an eye of the day using a Fyrinnae loose eyeshadow. Well, Glitter Glue does indeed lock down color- it's outstanding for patting shimmer/ color/ glitter on in my experience- but blending was very difficult to do because of its tacky texture; a problem I do not have with my usual primers. Perhaps someone with really oily lids might like using this for all shadows, but it simply didn't work for me when it came to blending. My eyeshadow did stay all day, however.

For this look I used Fyrinnae Apparition loose pigment on the lid, MAC Sable eyeshadow in the crease, and Urban Decay Twice Baked on the outer corner and along the lower lashline. MAC Teddy went on my upper and lower lashlines, and YSL Faux Cils was my mascara of choice:

Even though Glitter Glue can't do it all, I still love it- but I'll be using it solely for shimmers and glitter from now on :)