It's Still Party Time!

How to Glitter Like Every Day Is Christmas

It's Still Party Time!

So if you haven't heard of Fairypants and the awesome cosmetics we create, then sit yourself down, grab a gin and get ready.

We're based in the UK, and we ship allllllll over the world. We make these beautiful Pressed Glitter palettes—and they are full-on TO DIE FOR. Don't though, cause they're readily available, you just need to add them to your basket.

Currently available in six shades, all named after Greek Goddesses, we have Amphitrite (pictured above) in shades of blue and turquoise, named after the Greek Goddess of the sea.

Then there's Hecate—beautiful shades of black and silver, named for the Greek Goddess of Dark Places.

There's Demeter, named after the Greek Goddess of the Harvest—four beautiful shades of copper, brown and gold.

Gaia is named after the Greek Goddess of the Earth, and is four rich and mossy shades of green.

Iris (link below) is named for the Greek Goddess of Rainbows, and as such is iridescent and bright.

Lastly, we have Athena. She's named after the Greek Goddess of war, and she's full of rich, exciting reds, purples, and blacks!

We will be releasing new shade collections throughout the year, so keep your eyes peeled, and if there's a specific shade you'd like to see, then let us know!

This link takes you to Iris—our most popular shade, based on unicorns and rainbows. But the other 5 shades are there too, if unicorns aren't your thing...

But how do you use it?

As you can see, each palette is made up of four gorgeous shades, designed to be used together, or alone. And as there are currently six palettes, you can mix and match to your heart's content.

The glitter is mixed and pressed in such a way that you need no fixative. You do however, need to use a slightly different technique than with a pressed powder.

It's so easy!

You can go old school and use a finger, or use an applicator or brush. Just make sure you're "patting" the pan to pick up the glitter rather than wiping it. A gentle pat will pick up plenty of sparkle—particularly if you do use a finger. Once you're loaded and ready to go, you can just use a swiping motion to spread the glitter over your eyelids. If you use it sparingly you can achieve a delicate, barely there look, which is great if you just want a hint of sparkle. This is lovely when you use it on top of a similar shade of powder eyeshadow, the hint of glitter just gives it an edge.

If you want to go full on, all you'll need to do is layer it up. Smudge the glitter around until you're happy with how it looks. If I'm doing this look on myself, that's what I tend to do. I usually do a vague smokey eye look with my normal eyeshadow, then top off the outer corner with a solid layer of co-ordinating glitter.

Glitter is your new best friend...

This shade is from the Iris Palette - and it's gorgeous!

The brilliant thing about this glitter, is that is doesn't come off until you want it to. It won't drop down your cheeks, it won't shift as you hurl yourself around the dancefloor. It comes off easily with a make-up wipe or remover. But until you choose to remove it, it's staying put.

And finally—it's completely Vegan and Cruelty Free—the glitter is made from a form of plant cellulose, so no microplastics floating around just because you fancied looking extra fine. This is our speciality you see—and we’re really proud to offer something so gorgeously glittery which doesn’t cause anyone any harm.

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Natalie Fairypants

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