Sparkle Like Whoa! It’s the Seven New 3D Glitters From MAC

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The new MAC 3D Glitters

The new MAC 3D Glitters

I mean, let’s be real here. Unless you regularly strut your stuff down a runway in Milan or bust your best moves in a Fiat commercial a la J. Lo, who can make booty shorts and glitter look totally legit on a sidewalk at 10 a.m. on a rand-o Tuesday afternoon, glitter isn’t always the easiest thing to pull off.

Don’t get me wrong — I love the sparkly stuff, but because I wear it so often for the blog, sometimes I feel like I look like an extra in the upcoming Jem and the Holograms movie.


Truly outrageous!

Yup, whatcha gonna do? πŸ™‚

I think glitter is tons of fun, and if you do, too, you might want to direct your mouse to, where the seven new 3D Glitters ($21 each) are sparkling now.

These holographic hotties have hexagonal, multicolored glitter flecks that put on a sparkly rainbow show.

MAC 3D Silver Glitter

3D Silver Glitter

MAC 3D Brass Gold

3D Black

MAC 3D Brass Gold

3D Brass Gold

MAC 3D Lavender Glitter

3D Lavender Glitter

MAC 3D Pale Mint Glitter

3D Pale Mint Glitter

MAC 3D Pink Glitter

3D Pink Glitter

MAC 3D Platinum Glitter

3D Platinum Glitter

MAC 3D Glitter Swatches from the left: 3D Black, 3D Brass Gold and 3D Lavender

Swatches from the left: 3D Black, 3D Brass Gold and 3D Lavender

MAC 3D Glitter Swatches from the left: 3D Pale Mint, 3D Pink, 3D Platinum and 3D Silver

3D Pale Mint, 3D Pink, 3D Platinum and 3D Silver

I saw them in action last week at the San Francisco Academy of Art University fashion show, where the MAC makeup artists working backstage applied the 3D Black Glitter to the lower lash lines on the models.

Dude! When those girls rocked the runway, the glitter was definitely eye catching, and yet somehow still tasteful.

Ironically, the 3D Glitters have a warning on each box that says, “Keep entirely clear of eye area.” (IT’S EVEN IN ALL-CAPS.)

Yup, you know how it is. Any time you have glitter anywhere near your eyes, you always have to be extremely careful (an errant fleck of glitter could scratch your eyes!). Just be aware that these are not officially approved for use around the eye area.

I’m most excited about getting these — especially 3D Silver — on my lips and nails. Of the seven, it’s the one with the largest flecks of glitter.

SO FUN! I’m thinking 3D Silver + MAC Impassioned Lipstick + a clear Lipglass…

And then I’m thinking, go to the bank! — or some other place where people normally go while looking somewhat responsible, haha!

You can find the seven new $21 MAC 3D Glitters now at (they’re coming soon to MAC counters and stores).

Speaking of Jem…

Now THAT’s a birthday cake I could really sink my teeth into (she said with a sudden urge of overwhelming emotion!).

Seriously, where was this cake when I was 8?!


Hmm… My birthday is next month. I wonder…

Shoot! Something tells me that one should probably be celebrating a single-digit birthday to get a cake like this (it’s not fair!).

Plus, that’s a LOT of cake, and El Hub isn’t really into cake, so I’d probably end up having to eat most of it. πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. TJ says:

    Glamour and glitter, fashion and fame… Indeed πŸ™‚

  2. Fancie says:

    GLITTER!! I just love glitter lol. These are all so pretty! I don’t know which ones to get first. I already have 3D Gold. So maybe I’ll start with the black or silver. Maybe pink. I just want them all!
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  3. Chelsea says:

    Oooh, glitter! I’ll take any excuse to wear it, my office probably wouldn’t care too much…

    I saw a group dressed as Jem and the Holograms a couple Halloweens ago, I was super excited.

    • Karen says:

      That’s awesome. Rock that glitter to the office! Maybe a little on the lash line? (Side note – please tell me you have at least one Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in your life!)

      I would get exited if I saw a group dressed up as Jem and the Holograms, too, LOL!

  4. the glitters are oh so fab.. i still cant get over the piccys.. so beautifully captured.. and I am waiting for ur sparkling pout.. πŸ˜‰

    drool drooll.. tht cake is so pretty to dig teeth into it.. πŸ˜‰ I wish somebody bring such cake to my bday.. hubby are your reading this.. πŸ˜›
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  5. Jaime Hansen says:

    Oh boy! It’s nearly impossible to decide which one to get. The Pale Mint rocks my socks – but so does the Silver – and the Platinum!! LOL! Love your blog! πŸ™‚

  6. Sylirael says:

    Fact: everything in life is better with glitter πŸ˜€

    I love the lavender glitter, the pink and platinum best, I think! I keep meaning to do glitter lips, but I don’t own any cosmetic clitter, sadly…
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  7. Erin says:

    These look fun but I can’t see myself wearing them!
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  8. Fieran says:

    The glitter is gorgeous. The most glittery/sparkly thing I wear to work is either Bobbi Brown’s Sparkle eyeshadow (All Spice is a gorgeous shade – you might like it) or MAC’s Pressed Pigment. But I have to really use a good sticky base for these to last the work day.

    Regarding the cake – you *NEED* it Karen. Single digit or double digit – that’s completely fine πŸ™‚ You can freeze the cake and eat it slowly – like over 6 months or something.

  9. Iris says:

    I’m glad they put the non-eye safe warning on it. Far too many people (myself included when I was younger) have tried to create eye looks using non-eye use glitter, not knowing it’s unsafe.

  10. Danielle says:

    These look cool! Are they limited edition?

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