Is Glitter Safe To Use On Your Skin?

Clare Cherry

Posted on January 11 2019

is glitter safe? pink glitter on hands and a yellow background


You may have assumed from the nature of our business, that the answer to this question is going to be yes. However, there are certain precautions you must take and rules you must follow to ensure that you use glitter make up safely and responsibly.

The popularity of glitter make up has been growing and growing. And it's not hard to see why. Glitter is fun, unique, and it makes you glimmer and sparkle - what's really not to like? With this being said, it's very important to make sure that you keep your skin and your eyes safe when applying glitter make up.


Woman with eye glitter makeup


We love that we have now started selling our glitter pots for you lovelies to try out at home - we want everyone to be able to sparkle! With this said, it's sometimes easy for people to get carried away. When you see an MUA online or on YouTube applying sparkles to their face you might think that you can duplicate the look easily at home using some standard glitter - but you would be very much mistaken.

Nobody wants a scratched cornea, so it's a good idea to clue yourself up on some safety facts about this magical substance!


The key rule here is to NEVER under any circumstances craft glitter on your face!


There is a huge, huge difference between cosmetic glitter and glitter for that is used for crafting. Cosmetic Glitters are made with special ingredients that are all non-toxic and totally safe to use on the skin.


Woman with glitter makeup under the eyes


A cosmetic glitter product will have been made in facilities with exceedingly high standards of cleanliness and is designed specifically to reduce the risk of irritating skin and eyes. The EU considers the potential risks posed by cosmetic-grade glitter to be very small, so it's essential you ensure you are using a cosmetic glitter not a craft one.

The face glitter that you use should always be applied with a gel or in an adhesive or gloss, etc. Applying loose glitter directly to your person is a bad idea, as it won’t stick properly and you run the risk of inhaling it or transferring it elsewhere (i.e. into your eyes).  We currently don't sell one application adhesive, but if you drop us an email we will be able to send you a sample out you’re your glitter order!

So, picking good quality products is very important. Our glitters are tailor made and crafted together using specialist glitter combinations. Your skin is very important to us, and we pride ourselves on the safety of our product.

If you have any other questions at all please do not hesitate to contact us. Happy Sparkling! x

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