Some people use coffee or tea for an afternoon pick-me-up.
Me? I like glitter liner because 1) it doesn’t give me the shakes or keep me up at night, and 2) it works almost as well as caffeine.
A little glitter on my lids or along my lower lash lines is a fantastic pick-me-up.
After lunch this afternoon (homemade tuna salad on rice cakes, which, OK, may sound weird, but it’s actually really good), I started feeling run down. I was getting the afternoon sleepies, so I thought, “needs glitter.”
I busted out Gold Rush and Twinkly Starlight, two of the five new glitter liners by Essence.
They’re $2.99 each and new additions to the Essence line. They’re on the creamy side, too, because they have a gel base, so they’re a little easier to work with than your run-of-the-mill liquid glitter liner.
Because the flecks of glitter are different shapes and sizes, the formula looks bumpier and more textured on lids than, say, something like the Heavy Metal Glitter Liners by Urban Decay, which have tiny flecks of uniformly shaped glitter.
Pretty snazzy if you’re aiming for a textured rock star/runway look. Only thing is, they seem to flake and fall away faster than UD’s liners, and the glitter isn’t anywhere near as shiny. Of course, considering the $2.99 price, that’s still not bad.
Perfect pick-me-ups for sleepy afternoons, or for club emergencies when you’re in dire, last-minute need of something sparkly.
Hey, it happens.
You can find Gold Rush and Twinkly Starlight now at Ulta stores and online.
What are you up to, buddy? I’m on in-law duty tonight and tomorrow (El Hub’s parents are visiting for the weekend), and on Sunday we’re driving out to the East Bay to hang with my parents and brother.
Gonna be busy, but I don’t mind. Their promises to be lots of food involved, LOL! Better still, I won’t have to cook it.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,