Anyone who knows me well would say I love shiny things – glitter being no exception. I love pigments and glitters but I’m always annoyed by the faff they cause and the sheer volume of clear up they create afterwards – anyone else feel me? Pressed glitters seem to be the answer to this for me; the same pay off with less mess. Looking around different brands I obviously looked for a UK based company that seemed to do what I wanted – I found GlitterEyes. Initially I saw their pressed glitters on notonthehighstreet (whilst searching for my boyfriend’s birthday presents – couldn’t help looking for myself), and promptly headed over to their own website as they had more variation in shades. The pans are the same size as Makeup Geek/Mac and are magnetic, so are easily slotted into a Z-Palette (though they sell palettes on the website also).
My pressed glitters came in a shiny bubble wrapped bag (which was really cute), and each of the four glitters within that were wrapped individually – not only was the packaging pretty (and very apt), it kept each pan safe. I imagine this is difficult as they are quite fragile, but I read other reviews on their website and if they were broken during shipping they quickly replaced them. As you can see, each pressed glitter is housed in an individual ‘mini cardboard palette’ (Z-Palette style). A care-card on how to store them and how to re-press them was also included.
The GlitterEyes website stocks a multitude of colours, not only pressed glitters but loose ones, glitter highlights and kits. I got four shades – Ginger Spice, Rose Gold, Rainbow Brights and Toffee Apple – and would’ve liked more, especially ‘Amber’. I’m already contemplating a second order.
|Clockwise from Top Left: Ginger Spice, Rose Gold, Rainbow Brights, Toffee Apple.|
I was a tad disappointed that ‘Toffee Apple’ and ‘Ginger Spice’ looked so similar when they arrived, as on the website ‘Toffee Apple’ looked far more red. However, they are slightly different in formula (as you can see from swatches and close ups below) – I still would say you only need one though. ‘Toffee Apple’ and ‘Rainbow Brights’ are holographic shades meaning they aren’t as pigmented, but have flecks of many different colours running through them, whereas the other two are purely one shade.
‘Rose Gold’ is the smoothest glitter of the four – it’s absolutely stunning! I really want to do a look featuring this shade – this swatch was one swipe of colour. The others were two swipes, which is still fantastic. I personally prefer ‘Toffee Apple’ out of the two coppers, just for the lovely golden and red flecks. I apologise for my veiny arms, I’m so fair they show up!
|On NW15 skin, Left to Right : Rose Gold, Ginger Spice, Rainbow Brights, Toffee Apple.|
GlitterEyes on the Eyes
Nyx Micro Brow Pencil – Ash Brown
Nyx Brow Gel – Clear
Makeup Geek – (Crease) – Cocoa Bear, Peach Smoothie, Bitten
Mac – (Brow Bone) – Blanc
GlitterEyes – (lid) – Ginger Spice, (inner corner) – Rainbow Brights
Kat Von D – (liner) – Trooper
Elf – (mascara) – 3 in 1 Mascara
Urban Decay – (water line) -Yeyo
These GlitterEyes pressed glitters do exactly what they say on the tin!
Do you like glitter on the eye ? What do you think ?
Thanks for reading,