April 17, 2011

What To Do With Old Glitter Eye Makeup

Warning: Can be messy!

I've had this silver eye makeup glitter since high school. I'm not really sure why I bought it because it's very hard to apply. Anytime I wear glitter around my eyes, I feel like it falls into my eyes so that's why it's been sitting in my makeup case. When I was cleaning out my makeup storage to find products I don't use to donate to charity, thanks Clumps of Mascara for the suggestion, I found this and wondered what I could do with it. Paint my nails!

It's hard to see the silver next to the light green

Now I applied this after I already having e.l.f.'s Mint Cream on my nails for a day. What I did:

Step 1: Paint along the tip of your nail a thin layer of nail polish (I used the same color) one nail at a time.
Step 2: Use a stiff ended brush (I used e.l.f.s eye liner brush) and dip it into the glitter. It's okay to have a lot, to make sure you get good coverage.
Step 3: Dab the brush with glitter along the wet line of nail polish.
Step 4: Repeat, one nail at a time so you can make sure the polish is still wet to hold the glitter.
Step 5: Let dry and add a top coat.

I think it looks pretty (can't really see the colors together but trust me!). I have some other glitter colors that I'll be experimenting with so stay tuned.

What do you think? Would you try it?


  1. what a great idea - thanks for sharing



  2. This is such a good idea! I went through a major glitter phase when I was in my teens... not so much any more and I have stacks of the stuff!

  3. @Pretty Things- Glad you enjoyed it :)

    @Harriet- haha didn't we all? Let me know if you do something similar!

  4. Super cute manicure, reminds me of fairy dust! Now following you!

  5. I have left over glitter just like this! I need to start using it! Great post Kim.


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