I was so excited when I got the opportunity to review Star Dust by Beauty Boulevard, that as soon as I opened the package I have been glancing over at it several times a day, willing it to be the weekend so I could smear it all over my face and roll around manically in glitter. That last part may or may not be an exaggeration.
Hair glitter was one of the top trends of 2015, and I was never quite brave enough to try it. A year has gone by, my confidence has soared and there are even more delicious glitter products for me to get my sparkly mitts all over. Not only did I try out a little bit of face and hair glitter today, but I used it absolutely all over my face. Glittering cheekbones need to become a daily requirement, because I honestly don’t know if I can ever go back to having a boring sparkle-free face ever again.
Glitter Lips came with a small tube of what smells and looks exactly like PVA glue, but the instructions describe it as gloss so I decided to trust them. Smear a little bit of glue/gloss on – the instructions recommend doing one lip at a time to make things easier – and then use the applicator to press on glitter, building it up as needed. The first dab was a teeny bit underwhelming, but once there was a bit of sticky on the brush it gathered a whole bunch of glitter. I decided to ombre two colours on my lips, and put a tiny streak along the tops of my cheekbones and ombred them together on my eyelids, too. I did look a little bit like I’d been punched in the eyes, but that was due to my own lack of ability in applying make-up, and was no fault of the product’s. It didn’t spill everywhere like I thought it would, and it was quite easy to apply it where you wanted – you applied your glue as your guideline, so it was easy to make sure it didn’t go anywhere else.
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The hair glitter was a bit different. The brush was wider and you applied the gel using the brush instead of a lipgloss applicator. I found it was fantastic for the face, and I’m so in love with the sheen of glitter over the top of my cheekbone. I applied my highlighter as normal and then applied a layer or two of silver glitter on top, and I honestly never want to wash it off. However, the coverage in my hair wasn’t as dense as I had hoped. I would have layered more and more on but my hair was beginning to feel saturated and look flattened – plus the big, loose glitter goes down quicker than the pots of teeny lip glitter and I didn’t want to run out – so I left it as it was. I would definitely buy this product again, but as a body glitter applicator, probably not for hair.
So how well did it last?
The lip glitter went on really well, but it honestly felt so strange. I could feel it there at all times, and sometimes when my mouth was closed (rare) my lips would warm up the glue slightly and stick together. I have it on good authority (from my husband) that it doesn’t feel unusual/gritty to kiss, which I was actually surprised about. As soon as my pictures had been taken, I started picking at my lips and eyebrows. I was able to peel it off within about 10 minutes, though it wasn’t falling off without a fight and if you’re not somebody who picks at things it definitely would have lasted longer. My glitter-cheeks stayed sparkling until the end of the day, where it all washed off using my usual make-up remover. My hair did not flake over my clothes, though I did make a terrible dandruff joke to anybody who would listen, and as I constantly play and pull at my hair I did sit and pull sparkling hexagons from my scalp for much of the night. Again, if you’re somebody who doesn’t pick and pull, this will stay on great. It washed out easily after one wash and by the next day all remnants of glitter were gone. Great for work, not so great for my new found love affair with the shimmering cheekbone.
Georgina also tried out the lip glitter in purple….
I would absolutely use this product again, and I’m keeping what I’ve got left aside to secretly glitter up my husband’s beard as he sleeps. Everybody needs a bit of sparkle in their lives.
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