How to add sparkle to your makeup without impacting the environment.
Eco friendly glitter is a great way to add sparkle to your makeup look without impacting the environment around you.
Heading off to a festival this year and starting to consider your ‘look’? If you are a seasoned festival vetran and a bit of a whimsical kid at heart, the chances are that glitter is in your festival makeup bag. When you have been living in a field for the best part of a week and look, and feel like you’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards- do not fear, glitter is here to bring back your sparkle.
With a number of leading festivals set to ban plastic glitter in the coming years, it would do you well to be a step ahead of the crowds and source your eco friendly glitter today. Here is a guide to applying eco glitter for the best possible festival face.
1. Choose your glitter
One of the toughest decisions you will have to make is which glitter to go for. Thankfully we stock a wide range of colours from gold and silver, right through to all the colours of the rainbow. We also have glitter in a variety of textures including fine, coarse, and downright chunky meaning you are spoilt for choice. In terms of what they are made of, they are made of plant-derived cellulose that is totally natural and biodegrades when it comes into contact with soil and water for an extended period of time.
2. Get the right equipment
You are more than welcome to just put the glitter all over you but when it comes to makeup, it is better and more economical to use a makeup brush that is specially designed for the job. First up, you need to use a bit of aloe vera gel and dab it onto the areas that you want the glitter to stick. This helps the glitter stay in place for longer and lessens the amount that falls off and is wasted. Then, put a small amount on the brush, and dip the brush into the glitter of your choosing.
3. Slather it on
Using the brush, dab it onto your face adding more if you feel like it. If you have gone in hands first, dab it in ‘dotting’ motions where you want it. If you have gone for the glitter beard look, just dunk it into the pot.
4. Get your groove on
Now you are glittered-up and ready to go!