A two-in-one glitter and primer eye compact for a glamorous party look. Sparkle with long-lasting, festive glimmer while rocking this pair of shadow formulas. The clever container holds the perfect combination: a soft, hold-steady primer and metallic, loose powder for all-night wear. A built-in mirror ensures easy, mess-proof application so you can be ready whenever the party starts.
Sephora’s Glittering Eye Duos contain a base and a glitter for what Sephora says will be a long-lasting look. This review is for the duo in Iridescent, which includes white and violet-colored shimmer.
This duo has two compartments. The top compartment ha a flip-open lid with a small mirror inside and contains the base. The bottom compartment screws on and off and contains a clear sifter jar that holds the shimmer.
The base has a waxy quality and goes onto the skin almost colorless. It does a pretty good job of keeping the glitter particles adhered to the skin, but I did still experience some fall-out during application and a few specks of glitter fell during the day.
The glitter particles themselves are purple and white (some even give off a green tint). I did worry about their size: they’re on the larger side (I’d consider them glitter particles, not shimmer) and might cause irritation if you got any of the particles in your eye.
You also can’t really use the glitter on top of an eye shadow. I tested this by applying the base, then applying a shadow, then applying the glitter. The glitter doesn’t adhere well enough over the eyeshadow to be used effectively this way. So, you pretty much have to use the glitter just with the base.
Ease of Use: 8.25/10
Be prepared to clear away a bit of fall-out after applying the glitter, and keep an eye out for specks that fall throughout the day. If you want this glitter to enhance an eyeshadow color, you’ll have to use a different base to make the glitter adhere–a base that can go on top of the eyeshadow.
For $14.00 you get both a base and glitter. Usually, glitter eye products don’t come with a base. On the other hand, you get a relatively small amount of glitter in the Glittering Eye Duo.
Primer: Polybutene, Ethylhexyl palmitate, Paraffinum liquidum (Mineral oil), Mica, Vp/Hexadecene copolymer, Synthetic wax, Tribehenin, Caprylic/Capric triglyceride, Silica dimethyl silylate, CI 77891 (Titanium dioxide), Paraffin, Stearalkonium bentonite, PCA Dimethicone, Propylene carbonate, CI 77492 (Iron oxides), Tocopherol, CI 77491 (Iron oxides), Ascorbyl palmitate, CI 77007 (Ultramarines)
Glitter: Polyethylene terephthalate, Acrylates copolymer.