Cosmetic Skin Safe Glitter vs Craft Store

Now, you may think you’re getting a bargain opting for craft store glitter. But the clue is in the name. Craft store glitter is for arts n’ craft only. 🙅🏻‍♀️🚨🚒

Now you savvy bargain hunters out there may be thinking “this is just another ‘myth’ to get me to cough up the cash & sell me the more expensive kind of glitter.”

I’ve worked for a variety of beauty/makeup counters over the years. A classic daily scenario is when you advise customers about a primer to make their foundation last longer on the skin (amongst other benefits). *CUE THE EYEROLLS* & the ‘look’. The infamous look. The look that says “you’re just trying to sell me more products” - NUH-HUH HUNNI BEE 🐝🐝🐝 Guuuurl, I’m trying to help you. If you want your makeup sliding off after one draaaaank in the club dats on you boo 💅🏻

Anyway, going off on a tangent there, let’s save the many mystifying stories of working in retail for another day. 

It’s the same principle. - We are trying to advise you, Not sell. So why is craft glitter so harmful to the face? For starters, you don’t know what in it, it’s guarenteed not to be safe for the skin. Craft glitter is usually cheaper because it’s made of cheaper materials, cheaper manufacturing standards (e.g Heath & safety) & irregular in the way it’s cut. Craft glitter can be made of glass, metal or different forms of plastic - get any of these materials into your eyes & you’re risking you sight. All to save a few bucks #NotWorth it. The real danger in craft glitter is the way it’s cut.

So what does this really mean? The way a craft glitter is cut is irregular, it can be sharp, larger particles, gritty - not something you want accidentally going into your eyes, scratching your cornea which leads to infection & can even cause blindness.

Not to mention it’s hella uncomfortable when removing from the face. - Yes I was on of those silly teens whom stuck hobbycraft store bought glitter to my face when experimenting with makeup back in the day. It hurts. Like hell. To remove. Thankfully I didn’t put any near my eyes, but I just badly scratched my poor wee face.

Cosmetic grade glitter has been specifically designed for skin use. The materials in cosmetic grade glitter is also FDA safe consumable wise - meaning if it is accidentally consumed it won’t do any harm. Good to know especially if you have children - let’s face it, they touch & get into everything you own 😂 The way cosmetic glitter is cut too is so much more gentler, usually cut in microscopic circles, meaning if it does get into your eyes, accidents do happen, it is a lot less likely to do any harm.