Ahhh, glitter. I couldn’t get enough of you circa 1998, when all I ever needed in my makeup life was a heavy spackling of you in various obnoxious colors around my eyes.
Back then we’d spend every Saturday night together. Underneath the shimmer of a disco ball and colored lights, I’d be drenched in your sparkle as I danced ’til the wee hours in the club in my knee-high go-go boots.
But times change; sometimes I feel too old to wear you. I’m not the same care-free club girl I was then, and even though in many ways I’m glad I’m not her anymore (she was a lot of fun, but often unfocused) I miss having a lil’ glitter in my life.
Glitter, I thought I was ready to let go of you, but MAC’s Glitter, from the Originals collection ($16.50 a jar), rekindled my love.
I’ve been feeling the glittery spirit lately, so I’ve been using Reflects Antique Gold on top of a matte peach blush to highlight my cheeks. Note: I’m not looking to resemble a Vegas showgirl on roller skates, so there is a method to the madness.
Fluffy blush brushes spread glitter all over the place, so I use a stiff, flat brush, like MAC’s 252, to apply the glitter atop the apples of my cheeks.
I don’t dip the brush into the jar because if I do it comes out wearing a clump of glitter. Instead, I swab glitter off the thin plastic stopper MAC includes in the jar under the cap. I flip this stopper into the lid and grab the color from there, tapping the excess back into the jar. On my face, I apply it slowly in layers to carefully control the amount of glitter that gets deposited.
If you’re tempted to go all a-crazy with glitter, just keep it far, far away from your eyes. There are warnings on the box to keep the product “entirely clear of the eye area.” Hell naw to eye irritation, so I mainly use MAC Glitter on my cheeks. If I’m headed out to a party, I may also wear some on my shoulders or decollete, but that’s about it.
Tomorrow is Friday! Are ya ready to rock? I’m usually overjoyed at the thought of Fridays, but this time Friday means my vacation from my day job is almost over. I’m a little bummed about having to get back to the grind, but a girl’s gotta work to hold it down. At least I always have my dreams to keep my spirit afloat, ya know?
Who knows what the future holds. I’ll just keep moving forward and hope that you do the same, my friend.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,