I looooove Halloween.
Not because I dress up in costumes or go to parties or any of that shit.
Because Fantasy Makers comes out!
For those of you who don’t know, Fantasy Makers is made by Wet n’ Wild. You’ll probably recognize that as an inexpensive drugstore brand. Well, every year since just about forever, I’ve gone fucking crazy when their stuff hits the stores, because for some reason, it’s waaay the hell better than anything Wet n’ Wild normally puts out. (Hahaha, puts out.)
They sell false eyelashes, loose glitter, black and blood red lipsticks, face paint, eyeliners, temporary tattoos, body makeup, sparkly eyeshadows, kits to give you a certain look (vampire, witch, butterfly), and this year they’re also doing nail wraps, which I am currently all over. (I have a review of Essie Sleek Stick that I need to put up sometime soon!) I haven’t found the nail wraps yet, but I did go in and spend my first little wad of dough on the Glitter Liner and Confetti, which is what they call the loose glitter (it comes in a lot of colors, but my Walgreens is cheap and stupid and only had silver). Now, for a big ass vial of loose silver glitter:
It only cost $1.99. WHAT.
That’s right. And it’s excellent quality as well. You can use it on your body with an adhesive gel (or by itself if you don’t mind fallout), or as an accent on your eyes, lips or even fingernails without irritation. Some people have more sensitive skin and might have a problem with it. I don’t. I don’t know anyone who has. Test it out first and make sure, guys. I don’t want my little bloggies coming up later and telling me how their once beautiful eyes have been removed because a speck of Confetti got in their little seeing globes.
Okay, so my second purchase was the Glitter Liner. Now, I love glitter, guys. I really do. I don’t love it all over my body or my face, but used as an accent, it can be exactly what you need to make your features pop.
I got my Glitter Liner in silver as well, and it cost me $1.00. That’s right. One effing dollar. WHY AREN’T YOU BUYING THIS SHIT RIGHT NOW GUYS?
I’ve recently become addicted to makeup tutorial videos on YouTube. Not anyone in particular, and not because I really need a how-to for my makeup. Instead, it gives me awesome ideas because frankly, after 10 years of applying my own, I’ve run out of ideas. I can’t just go around with a kickass smokey eye all the time, even if it does look nice. And it gives me ideas as to what products I would want to buy without having to trial and error them. Well, after seeing a few tutorials that showed a glitter liner being used on the top lid, I thought I’d try it for myself.
What was done in the video (Check out http://www.youtube.com/user/TymetheInfamous for full tutorials and so I can properly give her credit) was that she used a glitter liner on her upper lid, then dabbed loose glitter over it while it was still wet, so it was SUPER sparkly. I didn’t care about anything else she did, I just wanted to recreate THAT. I mean, it makes perfect sense. Going back to elementary school, squirting Elmer’s Glue all over a piece of paper, dumping glitter on the whole thing and shaking it back off? Same thing, but on my eyeballs.
The very first thing I did was to apply tape from the outer corner of my eyes to the end of my eyebrows. This allows for a clean line and less fall out. Then I started my actual makeup application with a primer. I actually use Wet n’ Wild’s Fergie collection primer, Take on the Day. It works just as well as any primer I’ve ever used that cost 10 times as much. It’s about $4.50 at drugstores. After applying the primer up to my brows, I used a white shadow Maybelline Chic Naturals in Vanilla and applied it to the inner corner and first third of my eye. I then took my Wet n’ Wild Spoiled Brat color palette and applied the pink shadow to the middle of my lid, blending slightly with the white. I then took a shimmery black shadow from the same color palette and applied it to the outer corner of my eye, blending up and with the pink, to soften the lines. I took my white shadow again and dusted it on along my brow bone, blending the pink and black softly at the edges. I removed the tape and took a very small, angled brush to add pink underneath my eye. I took the Fantasy Makers Glitter Liner and (the brush is great, by the way. It’s very long and thin and makes for an incredibly easy application) used it just like I would with a normal black liner across the top of my lid. Immediately afterwards, I took the Fantasy Makers Confetti and using a small, angled brush, dipped it into the glitter and applied it carefully along the glitter line. I then did the ol’, my-mascara-won’t-dry-fucking-fast-enough-so-I’m-gonna-blow-air-up-at-my-eyeballs trick. That got rid of the loose glitter that had fallen while applying. I repeated the same thing on my other eye and then added black liner on my lower lid, and mascara.
Here’s the result:
Not bad, right? In person, they really pop and it gives me exactly what I need!
Of course, now I’m using glitter liner for all of my eye makeup looks.
But it’s fucking glitter!
Okay, so my verdict on Fantasy Makers Glitter Liner and Confetti is that it costs less than the value menu at McDonald’s, and it looks a lot better on you. It’s obviously not the greatest quality of anything, but it absolutely is doable, there’s no runny goop, the glitter isn’t aggravating, the application is simple, the brush is good, you get a lot for your money and it looks awesome!
There are a lot of products that they have around Halloween, and my biggest problem is that not one of those products (except for the loose glitter) will make it to next Halloween. They just don’t have a long life. Maybe February or March, if you’re lucky. But hey, that’s spring and you don’t need to vamp it up then anyways.
Thanks for reading, guys!
I’d love to see what you create with glitter!