Monday, October 21, 2013

Review: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics 'Cosmetic Glitter' in Magenta

"The herpes of craft supplies" can sometimes be difficult to work into your routine. I got this Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Glitter as a gift, actually, and it sits on my vanity, taunting me with its shininess on a daily basis. "Look how pretty I am!", it says. "TOO BAD ALL I WANT TO DO IS INFILTRATE YOUR TEARDUCTS, CAUSING MODERATE IRRITATION OF THE EYE AREA."


The problem with glitters, for me, is that I see their beauty and think, "I want to rub this on my eyelids." OCC's suggestion that we "mix [the glitters] with [our] favorite hairstyling products" seems comparatively similar to what a 7th grader might have done in the 1990s. People might also mix it with nail polish or lip gloss, but that doesn't hold a candle to coating your lids in pure discoball glitter madness.

The magenta glitter, which definitely comes across as a fuchsia-y purple, is clunky and square, offering the potential to scratch up your lovely corneas.


Fortunately/unfortunately, I've always been a bit of a rebel. Hypothetically, if you were considering using this glitter on the eye area, which you totally shouldn't do for safety reasons, I might recommend putting the glitter over a particularly gooey base, such as Fyrinnae's Pixie Epoxy, in order to get a nice, opaque layer of glitter. However, I know you wouldn't do something so blatantly reckless. I only put my eyes at risk for the sake of science. I am the Madame Curie of cosmetic glitter.


OCC's Cosmetic Glitters retail for $14 for 0.08oz of pure sparkle, ringing in at $175 per ounce.

15 comments:

  1. "I am the Madame Curie of cosmetic glitter."

    That deserves to be stitched into a sampler.

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  2. I love the look you did with the glitter. Very dramatic!

    http://mattekat.blogspot.ca/

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  3. I've been WONDERING what one would do with this stuff! It looks great on you!

    Shani x
    http://shedreamsinperfectfrench.com/

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  4. I will have you know, as a 7th grader in the 90s, that I didn't wear ALL THE GLITTER until at least 10th grade...

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  5. Kandee Johnson had a tutorial on glittery eyelids.. last Christmas I think? She used Lash glue for the adhesive, I tried it with Tarina Tarantino pure opal powder, and it worked really well.

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  6. I love the look you did with the glitter! That lip color is gorgeous! What product is that?

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    1. Sephora Cream Lipstain in Endless Plum.

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    2. On the Sephora site the only one I could find close was Endless Purple, is that it? I didn't see anything listed as Plum.

      PS It looks amazing on you and now I must own it.

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    3. It definitely is! Sorry, I didn't actually check before I posted that.

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  7. I love the way you wore this! I just found your blog and I am so excited I did!

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  8. luuuurve this look. Really striking!
    (BTW, I have a MAC lipstick in Rebel which looks quite close to your lip color, though maybe more berry than plum. I get a lot of wear out of it since just a light application produces a nice effect as well as a fuller coverage application. My favorite fall makeup purchase!)

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    1. Rebel is on my list of things to buy!

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