Glitter Grabbers: The Best Application Tools to Apply Sparkle
Published Apr 13, 2011
We just gave you the full glitter makeup breakdown—now it's time to show you our favorite tools and techniques to master a glimmering look. These are our top picks for stay-put sparkle.
Glitter demands a stronger base primer than we normally use daily. We were already fans of Too Faced's original Shadow Insurance, and their glitter formula lives up to the hype! The cream base helps prevent fallout and keeps glitter on the eyes longer.
While you can use synthetic taklon brushes, Q-tips, or even your fingers to apply glitter onto your lid, we are loving this genius glitter shadow grabber from Sephora. Because it's made of silicone, the brush picks up every bit of glitter—that means no spills! And when you press the applicator onto your lids, it magically eliminates any fallout.
This serum-like liquid intensifies and seals powder pigment anywhere on the face. With a thin eye liner brush, we love drawing on a thin bright line of glitter right along the upper lashes. And the icing on the frosted cake: The formula works with any brand of glitter or pigment.