Tonight I did a little poll on Twitter and Facebook… I asked everyone to tell me which glitter base they would want to use, out of the following:
Now before we get into the results, here are the contenders:
- Eyekandy Liquid Sugar
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Too Faced Glitter Glue
- LA Splash Splashproof Sealer
The overwhelming winner was #4, LA Splash Splashproof Sealer. Too Faced Glitter Glue also had a lot of love, followed by Eye Kandy Liquid Sugar, and finally, joking votes for Too Faced Shadow Insurance (I know, it’s not really made to hold glitter, but I figured it was worth a shot!)
Each of the (real) glitter bases have very different applications and textures as well:
Eyekandy Liquid Sugar is similar to MAC’s mixing medium, in the sense that it is a water based liquid. You can mix the glitter in with the Liquid Sugar, or saturate a brush and dip the brush into the glitter. I find the second way works best, as mixing it with the glitter tents to make it clumpy.
Too Faced Glitter Glue Is basically a thicker, stickier version of Shadow Insurance, It doesn’t dry down as quickly, and definitely gives something for glitter to grab on to. With this base, I applied it on my hand, then patted the glitter on top.
LA Splash Splashproof Sealer comes in a tube similar to lipgloss or how some shadow primers come. It’s consistency is like a thinned out gel, and applies with a doefoot applicator. I applied this the same as Too Faced Glitter Insurance- Applied to my hand, and then patted glitter on top.
Something else I found interesting: I decided to see how well the glitter would lase if i rubbed a finger over each base after applying glitter. By FAR, LA Splash held on to the glitter better than the rest. Too Faced Glitter Glue did a decent job, and Liquid Sugar didn’t hold at all.