Glitter on the eyes has been appearing all over the beauty world for a while now. But all the options I was coming across were really pricey! That was until I stumbled across the NYX Glitter Mania ones! I got all 10 from Ebay (this seller) for about £14 including shipping. If that's not good value then I don't know what is!
As always I've given a summary at the end :)
These loose glitters come in 10 different shades each in a vial with 5ml of product. I have all 10 shades here to show you today and I must say there is two pinks, two golds and two silvers. It would be nice if they'd made a green/bronze/black instead of some of these duplicates. I'm not a massive fan of the packaging as you need to pour a bit out to use it and I always end up wasting a little as it's impossible (almost!) to get it back in!
How to use them!
On their own these glitters won't stick and will end up making a mess all over your face! Your normal base probably won't be quite enough to hold them either. I have found that Fyrinnaes Pixie Epoxy works well to stick them to the lid. But my favourite way of using them it to first use a matching eyeshadow on the lid. And then to stick them I put some ELF Lock & Seal on a small concealer brush. And then just pat it on the lid. I've found that doing this gives virtually no fall out and lasts all day. I like to apply it all over the lid, but they can also work well as glitter eyeliner.
This is the bit you're interested in I know! Hopefully they're not a let down!
Apple - This is a slightly paler orangey red, with a small amount of chartreuse green glitter giving it a kinda duochrome.
Blue - Straight medium bright blue glitter. This one has slightly smaller sized glitter particles than the others. A little odd, but fine!
Crystal - This ones a bit of a let down for me. I could see it being alright over a bright shadow to give it some glitter though. It has a lot of clear glitter with some green and purple glitter in there too.
Disco Ball - This is a silver glitter with multi-coloured glitter running through it. Really like this one!
Gold - This is a straight gold glitter, pretty standard but still really nice :)
Hot Gold - This is the gold equivalent of Disco Ball, having multi-coloured glitter running through it. It is slightly more warmer toned than Gold though.
Hot Pink - A bright baby pink with a small amount of pale green shimmer running through it. Don't let that put you of though as it's barely noticeable and just makes it less flat overall.
Pink - This ones more muted and again for me falls a bit from the mark. It also has the same green glitter in it as Hot Pink, with some purple too.
Purple - I so want to love this beautiful lilac colour. But it has a really strong green duochrome to it which doesn't make it the easiest to wear for me!
Silver - Straight up silver glitter. Not much more to say really. But I really like this, it's beautiful.
Look Above - NYX Glitter Mania in Gold on the lid (over gold eyeshadow).
Look Below - NYX Glitter Mania in Gold as a liner (over black liner).
The Good - cheap, value, 5ml product, really pretty, most of the colours look stunning on, long lasting with ELF Lock & Seal.
The Not so Good - not the easiest to get hold of in the UK, could do with a green/bronze, packaging can be wasteful.
Would I repurchase? Absolutely, really cheap and a good amount of product.
Who might like these? Those that like bold looks/glitter or just want to have some fun with glitter without spending a fortune.
The Bottom Line - You will need something to stick them with (I can highly recommenr ELF Lock & Seal), but they're really cheap and fun and look great on.
Sorry that I've only managed to include one of the glitters in looks, but if there any others you wanted to see on then just leave a comment below and I can get FOTD up for you! And as always if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. Thanks for stopping by, H :)