Have You Tried the Glitter Bomb?
Too Faced released the Glitter Bomb palette last year, a collection of beautiful glitter shadows in a compact palette. I finally picked it up in the Mecca sale recently, so let’s take a closer look at it.
My initial impression of this palette comes from the cleverly designed packaging. The word ‘Glitter’ is cut out of the lid, and each letter contains a different colour of glitter that move around. It’s so unique and really goes well with the Glitter Bomb theme.
When you open up the palette you are met with 6 gorgeous glitter shades; there is a variety of shades from pink, gold and blue, yet all of them are very wearable colours.
While the shadows are beautiful, they are not what I would expect from a glitter palette. Described on the Too Faced Website as ‘8 sparkly prismatic shades’, they don’t have the texture you would usually find in a pressed glitter.
When swatched side-by-side with a regular Too Faced shimmer shadow these glitter shades definitely pack more of a punch. So while they don’t necessarily have the finish I thought they would, I do consider them more of a glitter than a shimmer.
On either side of the glitters are two matte shadows, a black and a white base; the white is a brightening base and the black is an intensifying base. The purpose of these is to adjust the finish of the glitters. You can also use a dampened brush or Glitter Glue to add more intensity to the finish of the glitter shades.
I created an eye look with the glitter shade ‘Work It’ using the black base on one eye and the white base on the other. I definitely agree that the white base is brightening. it adds a nice clean base for you to apply colour.
The black base does not apply particularly evenly; as I apply the glitter over the top the finish was quite patchy because I could see areas of the black shadow showing through. Personally I think a wet brush or using a Glitter Glue base gives the most intense finish.
So what’s my verdict on this palette? While they aren’t the pressed glitter I was expecting, they have a very beautiful finish and a lovely colour selection that I’m looking forward to getting a lot of use from. I think the white and black base are a great theory but didn’t wow me; however I do like the option, and will continue to experiment.
Glitter Bomb Video
See The Glitter Bomb palette in action in this weeks video.