By Devon Abelman. Photos: Courtesy of Instagram.
When we heard Jerrod Blandino would be reinventing glitter in 2018, we never guessed in our wildest disco-, unicorn-, and holiday-filled dreams we'd be getting the Too Faced Glitter Bomb Eye Shadow Collection. And it's coming sooner than expected! As part of its upcoming fall collection, Too Faced is dropping a literal ten-shade glitter bomb in just a couple of months. As he's been known to do, Too Faced's cofounder gave his Instagram followers a #sneakypeek this weekend. His caption read, "✨Get ready to sparkle! The brightening & deepening bases will revolutionize your Glitterization #June2017 #toofaced #tfglitterbomb #sneakypeek."
In addition to eight glittery shadows to experiment with individually, there's a brightening base and a deepening base, as Blandino mentioned. These will help you use the Too Faced Glitter Bomb Eye Shadow Collection in more ways than one. In fact, there are five different ways to take advantage of the shimmery shadows. Here's how you can gauge the intensity and sparkle factor of the glitziness below.
1. Straight out of the pan.
Let's start simple — the glitter eye shadows can be used on their own for a subtle twinkle on your lids. You can also brush them directly onto your cheekbones. You can skip your usual highlighter and swap in Swap Fairy Dust (a pearly white) or Oh, It's On (a true gold). Because the shadows aren't super intense when used on their own, your face won't turn into a disco ball.
Too Faced's Glitter Glue has been available for a while now, but here it finally has its true chance to shine. Shimmery shadows have a tendency to disappear when blended onto lids without a base. The primer, which is specifically made for glitter shadow, will give your lids a neutral foundation that helps the pigments to cling all day long.
For a foil finish, you can wet your brush before dipping it into the eye-shadow pan. A bit of water will help give the shadow that molten-glitter look that people freak out over on Instagram. This approach to the palette also comes in handy if you want to create a metallic eyeliner look. Just use an angled shadow brush like the Trish McEvoy 50 Angled Eye Lining Brush.
On the right side of the palette, there's a matte black shade called the Intensifying Base. When it's brushed onto lids first, the colorful hues look more opaque and smoldering. The deep color, in turn, makes the blues, purples, and pinks look richer. You can see this technique in action with the Smoke Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer.
To ensure that the glitter shadows looks true to the pan, you can lay down the Brightening Base as a blank canvas. The matte white works to kick the the other shadows into more vibrant and dazzling territory than just your skin tone alone. We can't wait to try this out with the pale pink called Rosé All Day. We're betting it's a glitzy take on millennial pink.
But here's the bad news: The Too Faced Glitter Bomb Eye Shadow Collection won't be available until June. You can start your countdown now, though, and set aside $45.
This story originally appeared on Allure.
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