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Glitter Help?

Post by GildedElephant on Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:47 pm

Okay so first....I LOVE GLITTER...glitter can fix so many oopies! But I havent found a glitter that I like yet...So I was hoping for some suggestions
I have snazaroo glitter gel and the poof glitter from AMerikan body art

The gel seems to smear the paint and the poof doesnt stick if the paint has set..which usually happens pretty quick!

Help! I know there's something I'm missing!
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Re: Glitter Help?

Post by Netsirk1976 on Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:20 pm

Hi, I use glitter from TAG. They have a new range of holographics that aren't on their website yet. I also mix holgraphic white into other colours so in photos it doesn't end up just looking like blackheads or dirt on their face.
Glitter gel sux! that's what I think anyway.
As for keeping it on, I spritz the face at the end (from a distance) and then poof or dip the end of a brush in water, dip in glitter and then roll. I also dab it on with my finger and haven't had a problem with sticking yet
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Re: Glitter Help?

Post by Psalmbook on Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:58 pm

As soon as my base is done(before I do linework) I poof the glitter on. It sticks nicely as the paint is still damp. If I do forget to poof the glitter on & the paint is dry, I dip the end of my paint brush(the end you don't paint with) in water & then in the glitter. Then roll the glitter onto the design. I don't stick my finger in glitter & dab it because if there's any wet paint you end up ruining the design w/ finger prints.
I like iridescent pearl white. It goes with any design & is the only glitter I use. It looks pink with pink, blue w/ blue, etc.
http://www.facepaintforumshop.com/servlet/the-217/Iridescent-Pearl-White-cln--1/Detail

I like to accent adult designs w/ glitter gel, but really haven't found much use for it.
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Re: Glitter Help?

Post by CreateFaces on Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:03 pm

Here's another thread you might want to check out too.

It also has the link to another thread too. Very Happy
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Re: Glitter Help?

Post by girlbyjuly on Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:53 pm

Glitter not sticking is a problem I have too--I always forget to do it right after I put the base down! If a design is sooo set and dry that there's no way glitter will stick, I take a tube of chapstick and rub a little on the tip of my finger and dab at some key points of the design. Then I use my finger, or poofer bottle, to apply the glitter. I always keep a spare tube of chapstick in my kit for such occasions.
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Re: Glitter Help?

Post by CreateFaces on Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:08 pm

CreateFaces wrote:Here's another thread you might want to check out too.

It also has the link to another thread too. Very Happy

Hmmm....not sure what happened to my thread link, but here goes again. There's talk on that and another link referenced there too.
http://www.facepaintforum.com/new-to-face-painting-f4/how-to-apply-glitter-t3335.htm?highlight=glitter
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Re: Glitter Help?

Post by IamGinaW on Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:20 pm

Sometimes I use a spritz (a really fine mist from a foot or two away) of water and then poof the glitter on. I've decided it will be much easier to just do the one holographic glitter because it will look good on any colors. I use the TAG holographic white glitter.
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AWESOME glitter link!!

Post by oasisarts on Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:21 pm

Here is a link to the best face painting glitter EVER:
http://www.ccartwright.com/glittert.html

I mean it, it's amazing and you can get a 2 oz bottle of glitter for $10 which is an killer price.

Buy the ultra fine TRANSPARENT glitter to use over face & body paint so the color of the paint shows through. Trust me, you'll love it so much more than the opaque glitters you have tried!

If you don't love the poof method for applying glitter (I don't always) you can get glitter to stick even if the paint is dry by using a slightly damp clean sponge. Not wet mind you, DAMP. Dry it on a paper towel if it is anything more than that. Dip the damp sponge into the glitter to get a thin layer of glitter on the sponge and oh-so-carefully touch the sponge to the face paint.

This is the method I used at Disneyland and as long as the sponge isn't too wet it works like a charm. After you get a feel for this method you'll be able to load your damp sponge and practically bash a kid in the face with it without messing up your work. (not that I ever bash kids in the face, even the little darlings who really deserve it. you know the kids I'm talking about... Wink )

If you are sponging glitter on top of your line work take a peek at the sponge between dabs to make sure you didn't pick up black or white on the sponge that might smudge onto the rest of the painting.

Cartwright's opaque and holographic glitters are great for glitter tattoos and crafts too.

Happy Glittering!

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Re: Glitter Help?

Post by 1HappyNut on Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:41 pm

Hmmm... it doesn't say 'cosmetic grade' glitter anywhere on that link, Oasisarts. In fact, it says 'art' and 'craft(y)' glitter...? Am I missing something?
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Re: Glitter Help?

Post by Tash on Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:12 pm

Lordy lordy - glitter me happy - PLEASE tell me that is cosmetic compliant!!!
But I fear it is craft glitter only....... Sad
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Re: Glitter Help?

Post by Guest on Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:57 pm

Looks like a craft glitter - and it does say "craft" in the description. No where does it say "poly" or "polyester" or cosmetic grade...?

If you go up a level or two from the link the heading is "Premium Ultra Fine Art Glitter"... I looked through the whole site and it is only referred to as Craft or Art glitter... which is pretty clear really.

And Oasis Arts? Isn't that one of the companies linked to Snazaroo's ownership?

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Re: Glitter Help?

Post by Lynnie on Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:32 pm

I like Glimmer's glitter. It is fine, super shiny, reasonably priced and overall just awesome.

Like the others I use the holographic white as it's good for anything.
If I want it in a specific place, I have a brush just for glitter. I load the brush and roll it over the wet paint. That deposit the glitter exactly where it needs to go. Otherwise, I'm a poofer. Smile
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Re: Glitter Help?

Post by Jessica Musick on Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:52 pm

This could have been answered already or maybe it's a silly question but is there a difference between holographic glitter & iridescent glitter?

Also, what's the best way for a beginner to apply glitter? I tried buying the snaz glitter gel since that was the only face glitter my local Michael's said they carried and I hate it!!! Had a gig yesterday and when putting it on would just mess up parts of my designs tried patting gently on and with a brush both methods failed!

Anyone know if Michael's or Joanns carries face glitter or anywhere else in southern ca area someone told me party city but I haven't tried them yet. I'll probably just order online.
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Re: Glitter Help?

Post by Geekophile on Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:02 am

your best bet to find cosmetic glitter locally is not at the craft store- but at the makeup counter! teeny-bopper stores (like Claire's or Hot Topic) usually have a good variety. Also, the Hard Candy brand in Walmart has some loose glitters. Of course, this is not the most cost effective route- but if you absolutelymusthaveGLITTERrightnow it will save your life.
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Re: Glitter Help?

Post by Kat's FacesForFun on Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:27 pm

I use mama clown's fairy dust. It works on EVERYTHING and doesn't cover or hide the design. I get mine from Silly Farm. Oasisarts, that's an awesome idea to use the sponge. I'm totally going to try that at my next gig!
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Re: Glitter Help?

Post by Jessica Musick on Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:34 am

Thanks guys for the tips!

Has anyone here ever tried the Fairy Dust glitter from Coastal Scents?
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Post by Geekophile on Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:39 am

I use coastal scents glitter- LOVE! The fairy dust .004 is fine like a powder. My favorite glitter of all time is Coastal scents Gold .004, mixed 2:1 with their mirage gold pigment- You will LOVE it. I am going to try mixing the fiary dust with a little crystal ice too.
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Re: Glitter Help?

Post by CottonKandyClown on Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:26 am

Mama Clown Fairy Dust all the way! I have the fine and the thick. I love both! The thick cut is great for outside on a sunny day Smile Sometimes I dab it on with my finger or poof it on. I've also used the back of my brush and dipped it in water, then glitter and rolled it on the design Wink


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Re: Glitter Help?

Post by anniel on Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:19 am

I keep a mister bottle (not a spray, but one with a fine mist) with 1/2 water and 1/2 (or less)organic hairspray. It does the job of a finishing spray like Mehron's or Ben Nye's, but more child-friendly, & will help the glitter stick after the paint has dried, which is so often the case with wigglers...
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