Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Lit Cosmetics Clearly Liquid Glitter Base
Lit Cosmetics Clearly Liquid Glitter Base

Lit Cosmetics Clearly Liquid Glitter Base & Glitters Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Lit Cosmetics Clearly Liquid Glitter Base ($22.95 CAN for 30 ml) is like a magic trick–for every single glitter product you ever wanted to love but loathed using for fear of endless fall out, far too much clean up, and generally requiring more effort than you really wanted to put in. I love the way glitter looks, but it’s always been such a pain to use. Clearly Liquid is so easy to use, a little goes a long way, and it really does keep the glitter adhered wherever you applied it all day long.  The bottle you get is rather large (I seriously question whether one would run out of it!), so I poured a little into a sample jar so I could dip my brush into a smaller amount.  I dip my brush into the liquid, then into the glitter, and apply it to the skin.

I’ve been wearing glitter mostly on the lash line, but I also tested it on the lid. The adhesive base doesn’t feel tacky or thick–looks and feels like water–but it instantly picks up the glitter you want to apply and places it wherever you put the brush. (I used a MAC eyeliner brush, though Lit has brushes available, too.) I didn’t have any fall out during application or at any point during the day; and I’ve worn glitter in their base for as long as twelve hours.  What’s really fantastic is that it works with any loose glitter or chunky eyeshadow, so if you, like me, have a bunch of glitter products sitting around that you love to stare at but never wear, this product could change all that. It’s clear and always stays that way.

To remove, all you need is water and a washcloth.  After a few removals, I found that I preferred to use a cotton pad and some makeup remover to do one pass to remove the majority of the glitter (and the rest of my eye makeup, which is why I went with makeup remover).  It ensured that I didn’t have any loose glitter go amok while washing the rest of my face.

Lit’s glitters are all cosmetic-grade, which means you don’t have to worry about the glitter scratching your eyes (and this is why you want to stay away from using craft-grade glitters on the eyes!). The stack I received contained Beach Baby (golden champagne), Elton John (medium blue), Roxy Rolla (pink burgundy), Solar Blast (coral and neon orange), and Yoda (green-teal).

Lit has various kits you can purchase, which are cheaper than buying products individually. Your best bet is to purchase a multi-stack kit, which includes a full-sized Clearly Liquid Glitter Base and 3, 4, or 5 colors of your choice. Each glitter is $12.95 CAN. Their glitters come in four sizes (1 through 4) and four textures (shimmers, solids, metallics, and electrics). They have a massive range of glitters available. For U.S. customers, keep in mind that the website lists prices in Canadian dollars! As of when I checked, the exchange rate was almost one for one.

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Lit Cosmetics Clearly Liquid Glitter Base
Lit Cosmetics Clearly Liquid Glitter Base

Lit Cosmetics Beach Baby Size #2 Glitter
Lit Cosmetics Beach Baby Size #2 Glitter

Lit Cosmetics Beach Baby Size #2 Glitter
Lit Cosmetics Beach Baby Size #2 Glitter

Lit Cosmetics Beach Baby Size #2 Glitter
Lit Cosmetics Beach Baby Size #2 Glitter (Sheer Application)

Lit Cosmetics Elton John Size #2 Glitter
Lit Cosmetics Elton John Size #2 Glitter

Lit Cosmetics Elton John Size #2 Glitter
Lit Cosmetics Elton John Size #2 Glitter

Lit Cosmetics Elton John Size #2 Glitter
Lit Cosmetics Elton John Size #2 Glitter

Lit Cosmetics Solar Blast Size #2 Glitter
Lit Cosmetics Solar Blast Size #3 Glitter

Lit Cosmetics Solar Blast Size #2 Glitter
Lit Cosmetics Solar Blast Size #3 Glitter

Lit Cosmetics Solar Blast Size #2 Glitter
Lit Cosmetics Solar Blast Size #3 Glitter

Lit Cosmetics Yoda Size #2 Glitter
Lit Cosmetics Yoda Size #2 Glitter

Lit Cosmetics Yoda Size #2 Glitter
Lit Cosmetics Yoda Size #2 Glitter

Lit Cosmetics Yoda Size #2 Glitter
Lit Cosmetics Yoda Size #2 Glitter

Lit Cosmetics Roxy Rolla Size #2 Glitter
Lit Cosmetics Roxy Rolla Size #2 Glitter

Lit Cosmetics Roxy Rolla Size #2 Glitter
Lit Cosmetics Roxy Rolla Size #2 Glitter

Lit Cosmetics Roxy Rolla Size #2 Glitter
Lit Cosmetics Roxy Rolla Size #2 Glitter

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33 thoughts on “Lit Cosmetics Clearly Liquid Glitter Base & Glitters Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. xamyx

    While I love the look of glitter, I don’t think it’s something I would (or *should*) use often enough to invest that much money. Granted, the amount of product you get for the price is a great deal (it seems it would last a really long time), but unless it’s something you wear on a regular basis, it’s really almost too much product. It would be nice to get these in a much smaller size, with a much lower pricepoint.

  2. I so glad you got to test these out! Still my favorite glitter base and Solar Blast Size #3 Glitter is one I grab most often out of the oranges I ordered I pack over and orange or gold shadow and the reflex of pale yellow/green really pops. Also don’t let the sheerness fool you, you can pack these no with the glitter base for a mirror ball effect. lol
     
    I made a list for IMATS this year to check out in person only only place an order in February as i need something orange and got 3 of them but they included Solar Blast Size #3 Glitter as a freebie and it turned out to be may favorite. I had order Solar Blast Size #2 Glitter and the shade is the same the the pop of reflex is much more subdued that it look different. lol

  3. Patricia Couto

    Christine, can mac mixing medium water base be used with these glitters? I mean, do you think it is necessary to have both: mac mixing medium water base and Lit Cosmetics Clearly Liquid Glitter Base? What the difference between them? Thank you!

  4. fabdiva20

    I went on Lit Cosmetic’s website to check out the glitters since I’ve heard so much about them and the glitters look gorgeous! Beach Baby is so pretty! I’m a glitter fiend so I might purchase some glitters soon plus the Clearly Liquid Glitter Base.

  5. I’ll stick with Fyrinnae’s Pixy Epoxy.

  6. I really do not consider myself a glitter kinda gal, but maybe that needs to change?  I will have to check out Lit’s website and see what the damage is to just try..

  7. Probably a bit too sparkly for me, but I can see how this would be a fun product to create a glittery look. I’d probably like it better if it was more of a glitter powder, though.

  8. Oldsophie

    This base looks fantastic! Christine, did you test it with any eyeshadows (like MCRA) and if so, did it leave a film on the actual powder after you used it? Or is there an alternate way to use the base so that it never rounds your compact?

    • I only tested it with loose glitters. You could apply the liquid to the area you want, and then use a separate brush to apply the dry product on top, so you’re not getting your eyeshadow wet!

  9. Joanna

    i’m also curious about size one glitters!  i’m really wanting to find something comparable to MUFE diamond powder :)

  10. t_violet

    Wow, these look awesome (Solar Blast looks so pretty).  Shame the website is so horrible:  automatic music, weird page turning interface that you can’t increase the font size on.  I’m not willing to work that hard to try to order something.

  11. This product looks pretty amazing. I wish I still wore gltter! Back in my day though (lol), I always used Visine to adhere my glitters and pigments–it worked a charm, actually. 

  12. Yep, definitely still flailing over Beach Baby! :P The glitter base sounds fantastic, too, though — I always shy away from wearing glitter because I’m afraid of fallout (well, and fallout of glitter into my eyes, specifically, because I’m fairly certain that would be absolutely no fun), so it sounds like a good product to have on hand ;o) 

  13. katrinalyn

    IS this water proof?

  14. Melody

    Nice! I’ve heard a lot about Lit but I hadn’t read an in-depth review of their glitter base. Sounds like a life saver! I want to try some for glitters and unruly MAC mineralize products.

  15. Francie Doe

    i love this line :)

  16. Mindy L Fraser

    Super cute bottle but so pricey. I’d probably stick with Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy.

  17. I would like to try this…only wish I didnt have to buy this from Canada.  Shipping probably cost as much as the product.  I wore UD Midnight Cowgirly today…sure needed it.

  18. Pink_birrd

    Back when products like these didn’t exist…I used a Ben Nye holo silver aqua glitter along my upper lash line. I wasn’t supposed to use it near my eyes, because of the chemicals, and it did sting a little but it was sweatproof, which was great for going to raves back in the day.

  19. LUIZA

    Christine, you sound like such a nice girl, really. I always check your blog out and have been doing so for the past 2 years, but I hardly ever comment. I just thought I’d say it, you look and seem really nice. I love the big and bright pictures too, my favorite part!
    Xoxo from Brazil!

  20. Sandy

    Hey Christine! Solar Blast glows under blacklight!