Battle of the: Glitter Glue

It’s no secret that glitter holds a special place in my heart.  I’ve been telling people since the tender age of five that I was “born to sparkle” *z snap.*  Being the sparkly person that I am, I obviously like to wear glitter.  Now, finding a way for the glitter to stick to me… that’s where today’s battle comes in:

Sally Girl Sparkle Effect Loose Glitter Glue


Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue Glitter Bonding Eye Shadow Primer

Sally Girl says:  Use with makeup or nail polish.  Adds shimmer.  Great to be used to add shimmer and shine! Add to clear or colored nail enamel to add sparkle or to highlight cheekbones by sweeping over cheeks. $0.99/0.17oz.  Sally Beauty, Amazon.

Too Faced says:  A glue specifically formulated to lock down eye glitter and enhance its reflective quality. This colorless cream formula is designed to grab and hold loose glitters, pigments, and shimmers so they won’t come off until you take them off.  $18.00/0.35oz.  Sephora, Ulta, Amazon.

The most obvious difference is the texture, the Sally Girl is a gel and the Too Faced is a cream.  The Too Faced feels a bit stickier.  Both dry to a clear finish.

I patted a generous amount of glitter on top of both of the adhesives before they set.  So far, they both hold the same amount of glitter and look fabulous!

I used this glitter.

I wore the glitter swatch on my forearm (no sleeves) for a couple of hours and went about my business.  This is what I saw when I checked back…

The Too Faced had held the glitter more than the Sally Girl.  A lot more.  I unintentionally put the TFGG through one more test when trying to remove it…

I couldn’t  believe it!  I thought the glitter would flake right off, but it managed to stay on there.  Mind you, it did easily wipe away with a wet make up wipe. 

Now, here is where our battle gets tricky.  It wasn’t until I was writing this post and researching the products, I read this on the Sally’s website:  Not for use on eyes or lips.

That threw me off since it doesn’t say that anywhere on the packaging, it simply says “gel adhesive for glitter.”  The description even says you can use it with makeup, so I had just assumed… (I also realized the Sparkle Effects Glitter isn’t intended for eyes either, I’m such a mess).  Therefore, the Sally Girl Sparkle Effect Loose Glitter Glue is forced to forfeit the competition (since I wasn’t using it the correct way), making the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue Glitter Bonding Eye Shadow Primer today’s winner (…by default, but you can see from the pictures that it’s obviously a superior product).

However, given the significant price difference… I can’t tell you to use the Sally Girl adhesive on your eyes, but I will say I’ve done it before and it was fine.  It obviously doesn’t last as long as the Too Faced, but it worked when I needed to sparkle for a few hours.

Drink water. Wear SPF.

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