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How to use Mac Glitter and make it stay put? Other Uses?

post #1 of 49
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I tried looking for topic on search but couldn't find one that answered my question.

I got Reflects Gold for xmas and I'm not sure what to do with it exactly. What can I do with it and what's the best primer to use for it that doesn't take away the sparkliness?
post #2 of 49

Re: How to use Mac Glitter and make it STAY PUT? Lol

I usually mix it with mixing medium and it stays put!
post #3 of 49
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Re: How to use Mac Glitter and make it STAY PUT? Lol

doesn't that take away the sparkles?
post #4 of 49

Re: How to use Mac Glitter and make it STAY PUT? Lol

Nope the MAC pro mixing medium is clear. It shouldn't remove the sparkles. Here are some other tips I use to make them stay.

Remember those horrible glitz glosses,.. well gently pat a little on your lid, (Like Afterparty or Ramoneo) and use a soft brush and pat the glitter over it and Bam!

Use a CCB on your cheeks and then brush on glitter.

Pat glitter over EZR,..

If you have a costume theatre company get some Ben Nye Final Seal and spray it on after apply glitter.

After applying eyeliner (or shadestick) use an angle brush and apply glitter on top of the product.

Hope that helps you! You wouldn't believe how much of the new Reflects Transparent Teal I managed to pack on my face last saturday.
post #5 of 49

Re: How to use Mac Glitter and make it STAY PUT? Lol

I know some MAs use clear lash glue and mix glitter with it, then apply it. The glue dries clear and the glitter stays put.
post #6 of 49

Re: How to use Mac Glitter and make it STAY PUT? Lol

Ehhh that's a lot of work (for me) to use the reflects glitters. Making me really think twice about getting them. I thought they pretty much stick as much as pigments do?
post #7 of 49

Re: How to use Mac Glitter and make it STAY PUT? Lol

I use the Reflects glitter with my paint pots and it sticks on great.
post #8 of 49

Re: How to use Mac Glitter and make it STAY PUT? Lol

The reflects teal was much better than the very pink one. lol.
I just brushed on the teal and so much was there... none of the pink one. Must get a mixing medium...
post #9 of 49

Re: How to use Mac Glitter and make it STAY PUT? Lol

Anything with a creamy consistency would help the reflects stick if you cant use mixing medium, otherwise you can use a brush to apply it to your lashes when your mascara isnt dry yet, it looks really pretty as long as you dont use too much
post #10 of 49

Re: How to use Mac Glitter and make it STAY PUT? Lol

vaseline works really good too
post #11 of 49

Re: How to use Mac Glitter and make it STAY PUT? Lol

Hey there.....okay. Put on your eyeshadow like normal and then just a sheer layer of clear lip glass works great. It is only for shot term wear because it will crease. For longer wear I lay it down on top of my paint pots. For use on the body and the rest of the face, spray fix plus then tap your large powder brush over the area you want the glitter and it looks great.
post #12 of 49

Re: How to use Mac Glitter and make it STAY PUT? Lol

I just use clear gloss or vaseline, spread it over the area I want the glitter on, and pat the glitter over the area with either a brush or my finger. Works pretty well for me.
post #13 of 49

Re: How to use Mac Glitter and make it STAY PUT? Lol

use fluidline
thats what the ma taught me to do
post #14 of 49

Re: How to use Mac Glitter and make it STAY PUT? Lol

does paint pots or vaseline work better with glitter?
post #15 of 49

Re: How to use Mac Glitter and make it STAY PUT? Lol

I use EZR eyecream. Works great
post #16 of 49

Re: How to use Mac Glitter and make it STAY PUT? Lol

I'm afraid to use any of the glitters near my eye because they are not eye-safe, and I also know a girl (at my work) who got some in her eye and she said it "hurt like a bitch"
post #17 of 49

Re: How to use Mac Glitter and make it STAY PUT? Lol

CCB's are the best for this, IMO. If you are using them on the eye, I would apply a paint first, then a thin layer of CCB right on top. I like to pat a sponge on top of the glitter, so it picks up a small layer, and then spray it with a bit of Fix + to keep it on the sponge until it hits my eye. Using a sponge prevents your brush from getting all dirty, and you know it takes FOREVER to get glitter out of a brush.

HTH!!!
post #18 of 49

Re: How to use Mac Glitter and make it STAY PUT? Lol

i use a clear mascara as a base on my lids and it works quite well
post #19 of 49

Re: How to use Mac Glitter and make it STAY PUT? Lol

well i usually use my pearl ccb..and brush it over ..and it looks gorgeous!
post #20 of 49

Re: How to use Mac Glitter and make it STAY PUT? Lol

You can use MUFE's Fixer Spray to make sure it won't fall off during the day, a friend of mine has used both MUFE's and Kryolan's and raves about either.
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Re: How to use Mac Glitter and make it STAY PUT? Lol

Silly question - For those of you who use the lash glue to get the glitter to stick, does your eyelid feel tight when you're done? I know you only use a really thin coat, but I don't want it to feel like my eyelid has been frozen.
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Re: How to use Mac Glitter and make it STAY PUT? Lol

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Originally Posted by baroquely View Post
Silly question - For those of you who use the lash glue to get the glitter to stick, does your eyelid feel tight when you're done? I know you only use a really thin coat, but I don't want it to feel like my eyelid has been frozen.
Nope, you will be fine if you use a thin layer. You won't even notice the glue. My prblem was getting the glue off. That was a pain in the ass.
post #23 of 49

Re: How to use Mac Glitter and make it STAY PUT? Lol

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Originally Posted by Lil_D View Post
I use the Reflects glitter with my paint pots and it sticks on great.
Me too and the glitter sticks all day.
post #24 of 49

Re: How to use Mac Glitter and make it STAY PUT? Lol

I've been using DuWop Payoff, instead of mixing medium. It basically turns powdered eye shadows into cream eye shadows. Once it's essentially a cream to powder eye shadow, I haven't had any problem with fallout. Plus it really intensifies the color.
post #25 of 49

Reflects glitter help!

Hey fellow MAC addicts!! I'm fairly new to MAC and purchased both of the Little Darling pigment sets. They each came with a reflects glitter - they're gorgeous!! I guess I'm just unsure of exactly how to use these. Can you use them on your eye - and if you can, does it stick or just end up all over the place. They're just so beautiful that I don't want them to just end up sitting in my stash unused. Thanks so much for any ideas/tips you can give me!

Kelly
post #26 of 49

Re: Reflects glitter help!

I saw the collection yesterday and I've actually got some reflects glitter. It's an incredible glitter but it helps to have something on the eye to adhere to. I freelance at MAC and one of the MA's put the Ungaro ccb on the lid and the reflects pearl over it on a WOC and it was INCREDIBLE!!!!! The other day I wore rule with brun in the crease, crystal avalanche on the lid and placed the reflects glitter a little over the rule/brun color and it looked good. Experiment but yes, they are great on the eyes.
post #27 of 49

Re: Reflects glitter help!

MAC glitters are not safe for use on the eyes, you could go bling if any particles got into your eye, they are meant to be used on the body, lips, hair, face (like cheeks) and nails. A lot of people will tell you to use them on your eyes because nothing has happened to them but it is not safe.
post #28 of 49

Re: Reflects glitter help!

i have a few glitters and reflects glitters and i mix them with the eyeliner mixing medium to get them to stick to my cheeks and boob area!
post #29 of 49

Re: Reflects glitter help!

candycane80 is right.. if you choose to use them on your eyes, you do so at your own risk. They can cause scarring to your eye tissue, so think carefully before you make your decision. They look awesome mixed into nailpolishes
post #30 of 49

Re: Reflects glitter help!

I like to mix them with a Paint Pot and use them under the eye (it's a little safer so that they're not falling into the eye, and the paint keeps the glitter adhered). I like them with Bare Study. Don't put them too close to the waterline though because it can irritate and HURT if they get into your eye, not mention damage the eye.
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