Thursday, January 19, 2012

Too Faced Glitter Glue~ Review

Eyes Shimmer & Glitter by Too Faced at ShopStyle

A little while ago I was desperately missing my Pixie Epoxy and had left it at school so I stopped by my local Sephora and picked up a sample of Too Faced's Glitter Glue.
Here's my sample!
As you can see the 'glue' is a peach coloured cream substance that is really tacky in texture. You don't need much and to use you simply spread it all over another base to reduce creasing such as Too Faced Shadow Insurance (my personal favourite).

The whole point of Glitter Glue, like others such as Fyrinnae's Pixie Epoxy is to hold glitters or pigments with no binders or adhesive properties to your eyes and prevent fall-out over the course of your day/wear time.

Too Faced Glitter Glue does do it's job in that it holds glitters and pigments in place but I don't like it nearly as much as Fyrinnae's Pixie Epoxy. It is too sticky in that it takes more than PE to spread over the eye. It also requires more eyeshadow/glitter to apply as it doesn't allow blending or movement really at all of the brush bristles. It is very very difficult to spread across it. It also tends to feel kind of heavy in comparison to PE, and leaves a shiny sort of layer where you don't apply pigment in comparison to the Fyrinnae option. So it works but it doesn't really compare, especially when it costs over double what the Fyrinnae PE does. 

Here are some swatches over Too Faced Glitter Glue
Darling Girl Cosmetics Comet and Blitzen over Too Faced Glitter Glue
Darling Girl Cosmetics Comet and Blitzen over Too Faced Glitter Glue

As you can see the nuances of the shades are apparent with the Too Faced GG (the slight green shift in Comet and the pink iridescence in Blitzen) like you do with Pixie Epoxy.

Overall, If you absolutely cannot get ahold of the Fyrinnae version Too Faced Glitter Glue does work, it just doesn't work as nicely or cooperatively as Pixie Epoxy does. 

Sprite Rating: 6/10- because it's too sticky, requires more product, costs more and doesn't feel as nice on BUT does intensify your shadows/pigments.

Would I Buy it? No. I mean it's not a bad product but it doesn't live up to similar products' standards. 

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