I've been looking for a good glitter mascara for some time now, and I've yet to be impressed by anything.
The colour in the tube is gorgeous; black glitter with silver glitter in a clear base. But it stopped amazing me there.
This stuff doesn't do much as a mascara -no lengthening or volume, and very little darkening- on it's own; it just adds a bit of glitter factor. Very subtle, so if you're looking for a way to make an outfit a bit more playful without making a big change, this is the product for you.
If you put on a black mascara of your choice under it, you get different problems. If you try to put on this glitter mascara over it before it dries, the colors meld and you hide the glitter. If you put on the glitter mascara after the base dries, you have a hard time getting it to no clump; you might be able to get over this problem with a thin mascara that mostly colours for an undercoat, but i personally don't like them.
The other problem I got was that the glitter is a bit too chunky, so if you put multiple layers on, you get a chunky-clumpy look on your lashes.
what I've found works best for a dramatic glitter lash look is actually another product from Hard Candy, the Walk the Line eyeliners. First you put on your favorite basic mascara, and let it dry. Then take the eyeliner in whatever colour you want -there is a big selection of all sorts of colours, but Lace is the glitter silver, and Dream Girl is the glitter gold- and run the brush on your lashes.
I ended up giving this to one of my friends who rarely wears lots of makeup, and is very happy with the super subtle look of it.
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