Following on from my last post where I raved about the NYX Glitter Primer, I think it is time to rave about the accompanying product - the glitter! I said in my most recent post that when I am laying in bed unable to sleep at night the one thing I do is look through Instagram at either nail art or eyeshadow to try and find some inspiration for the next day and the most popular looks I have seen time and time again is either a cut crease or glitter which has been tightly packed onto the eyelids then finished off with jet black eyeliner. I absolutely love these looks and wanted to create my own so I thought I would try out some glitter pigments myself and see if they are as much hassle as they first appear to be!
After picking up the NYX Glitter Primer, I then browsed their glitter pigments. With 12 shades available, there is a reasonable selection to choose from, ranging from bright violet to gunmental grey. As the copper shade was sold out, which would have been my initial first choice, I then decided to go for the NYX Face & Body Glitter in Rose.
About the NYX Face & Body Glitters:
"NYX Face & Body Glitter is a vibrant glitter makeup for the face and body that instantly infuses sparkle and style to any look, day or night. Available in 12 light-catching shades, ranging from ruby red and multi-coloured purple, to bronzy brown and yellow gold. Pair with our Glitter Primer for a sparkle-perfect look."
The NYX Face & Body Glitter comes housed in a small 2.5 g pot which has a shaker style dispenser at the top of it meaning that the glitter doesn't come gushing out when you are trying to apply it. This is great as it means that you don't waste any product but I do find it slightly tedious trying to shake out a decent sized amount into the lid to get enough product out to cover both eyelids. Let's face it, glitter pigments aren't the tidiest or neatest of products to use but I'm not sure if I would prefer just an open twist up lid like on the MAC Pigments. Although if I knocked the whole pot over onto my carpet I would be devastated so I am not sure which style I would prefer best!
The NYX Face & Body Glitter in Rose is a really pretty metallic pink shade, although when I do hear rose as a colour I immediately think of rose gold, a shade it most certainly isn't! Instead it is a really pretty and wearable pink which is perfect for parties, evenings our and even day-to-day use. I wouldn't shy away from wearing this shade to work although I do like to experiment with my make-up on a day-to-day basis, regardless of if I have to go to work or not.
Application of glitter pigments looks like an awful lot of faff and mess but actually it is so incredibly easy! I wouldn't use this product without the NYX Glitter Primer. It is a godsend. I first apply my eye bases and eyeshadows like usual, then I pat on the NYX Glitter Primer using a flat eyeshadow brush. Then, I shake out some of the Rose glitter into the product lid then using the same brush as before, I dip it into the glitter then press it onto the eyelid. It sticks instantly like glue as the primer is really tacky in consistency and it dries clear, meaning it is really easy to build up the glitter on the eyelid so you can really pack it on to get one shimmering, sparkling, glittering eyelid. I am obsessed.
Throughout the day I received so many compliments on the glitter which was rather flattering and best of all, with the use of the primer it meant that the NYX Face & Body Glitter stayed put all day long without budging, moving, fading or creasing. Another worry I had when it came to wearing glitter on the eyelids was that it would be uncomfortable but that is absolutely not the case. Because the glitter is pretty finely milled and there isn't great big massive chunks of glitter thrown in there, it doesn't feel as if you are wearing anything at all. I absolutely love the NYX Face & Body Glitters and I can't wait to get some more!