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Glitter Question

Post by PixiePaintrix on Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:07 pm

Is there a difference between face paint glitter and glitter tattoo glitter... I've found some tattoo glitter that is cheaper that face paint and it says it's cosmetic grade, so is there any other differences to watch out for?

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Re: Glitter Question

Post by Denise Cold on Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:16 pm

If it's cosmetic there shouldn't be. That should be small enough, rounded and polyester (as opposed to metal.)

I actually like iridescent over face painting unless you are filling in whole areas ala Pashur.

Are you poofing or filling in?
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Re: Glitter Question

Post by fesspenter on Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:18 pm

Translucency is the thing to watch for....
Translucent glitter does not show up very well on glitter tattoos. Cosmetic tattoo glitter can work very well to 'pop' a colour... as in Rudolph's red painted nose with red glitter on top. I placed red glitter on top of the cheeks of a blue kitty cat many years ago... and it appeared as glittery road rash, or, like I had placed glittery barbecued potato chip bits. It didn't work.

Translucent glitter lets the base colour shine through.

In my face painting kit I carry translucent white, gold, and just a few opaque colours (red, turquoise, holographic gold and silver).
In my glitter tatto kit...
I am addicted to ALL the shiny, pretty, happy, sparkly colours. I can't stop myself.

Happy Glittering!
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Re: Glitter Question

Post by FacepaintingByTanya on Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:26 pm

I use translucent and solid cosmetic glitters. I like how the translucent allows for a shimmery accent, and the solids give bright colors more pop when strategically placed to not cover detail work. I tend to use more of the solids than the translucent overall. I carry about 30 colors in a palette in my kit, and I use all of them. A lot.  cherry 
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Re: Glitter Question

Post by JJJJJ on Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:53 pm

I carry gold and purple also which I use directly over my black tiger stripes.

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Re: Glitter Question

Post by TheGildedCat on Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:05 pm

I carry Metina's FPFShop iridescent pearl white glitter - it's my favorite go-to glitter and I use it on EVERYTHING.
http://www.facepaintforumshop.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=46

For glitter tattoos, I use this palette, though I paid a little less than $80 for mine. I really like the Glimmer opaque glitters for tatts better than any other brand I've tried. They're also half-off right now for the refill size containers.
http://www.glittertattoostore.com/servlet/the-384/*Glitter-Palette-with-30/Detail
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Re: Glitter Question

Post by PixiePaintrix on Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:40 pm

Thanks everyone... the only gitter I have now is some Ben Nye Silver Prism and Snazaroo glitter gel (silver) so that's why my questions... trying to figure out if I should buy more and what Smile

Don't own a puffer bottle yet, is it worth it?
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Re: Glitter Question

Post by TheGildedCat on Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:06 pm

I use a 2oz poofer bottle for the iridescent all-over glitter and jars with a brush for the tatts. Poofer bottles are pretty cheap, if you hate it, you might be out a whole dollar at most.
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Re: Glitter Question

Post by Kris5115 on Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:19 am

I really like the poofer bottle for most designs. Super fast.

I guess it doesn't work well for applying a specific color to just one spot/color on a design. A finger or brush works better for doing that.
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Re: Glitter Question

Post by PixiePaintrix on Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:17 pm

how do you use a brush?... poofer and finger I've got figured Smile
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Re: Glitter Question

Post by FacepaintingByTanya on Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:20 pm

I have a short bristle, soft makeup brush for eyes that I just dip into my glitter color of choice and press onto the area I placed my adhesive on... it doesn't get adhesive on it, and holds just the right amount of the sparkly stuff without wasting piles or tons of redips. I brush off any loose stragglers with a big kabuki-style brush.
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Re: Glitter Question

Post by fesspenter on Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:24 pm

A brush:
Dip in water and squeeze out the excess between your fingers or wipe on a towel.
Plunge into glitter.
Roll the glitter on your still-damp design.

Or...
You could purchase a Glitter Wand from the Face Paint Forum Shop.
Pat Glitter Wand in glitter.
Pat on design.

Please understand that I do not get any money or consideration for telling peeps about the fabulous Face Paint Forum Shop.

xoxo
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Re: Glitter Question

Post by PixiePaintrix on Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:55 pm

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Re: Glitter Question

Post by FacepaintingByTanya on Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:41 pm

^ That might be a good replacement for my brush, which taking a close look at is looking kinda sad and jacked up. Smile
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Re: Glitter Question

Post by fesspenter on Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:55 pm

That IS the link to the Glitter wand. I try to order them three at a time.
THANK YOU FOR BEING GOOD AT COMPUTERY STUFF.
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Re: Glitter Question

Post by PixiePaintrix on Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:07 pm

fesspenter... you made me laugh out loud and share with my husband.... we both find that funny and we are professional "geeks"

He's response... "I should hope so" Smile
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Re: Glitter Question

Post by Forest-Fairy on Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:23 pm

I find using a separate brush for glitter is key, and a separate rinse container. Though i don't say it out loud to clients, my partner and I always maintain that glitter is "the Herpes of craft projects' lol.

another technique i use if you waited too long and your paint it already too dry, you can gently mist the face with your atomizer bottle, hold is pretty far away though, about adult arms length. This re-moistens the paint just long enough to apply the glitter.
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