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It’s hard to deny that glitter is one of the biggest makeup trends since the creation of foundation. No matter where you go, whether it’s a music festival, a wedding or even just a night out on the town, you will start to see more and more people wearing glitter makeup on their faces, bodies and even their hair!

Glitter is one of the biggest makeup trends, but are enough people questioning how safe it is? If you are putting something on your skin, then you should most definitely read up on it before-hand! Here are some helpful pointers to make sure that you are making the most out of your glitter makeup and staying safe at the same time!

Craft glitter vs. cosmetic glitter:

If you take anything away from this article, then let it be this: there is a very big difference between craft glitter and cosmetic glitter. Does it matter? You may ask. Yes it does! Craft glitter has been designed to decorate our homes and for arts and crafts and cosmetic glitter has been specifically designed for our beauty regimes!

Glitter makeup has been specifically designed and tested so that it is safe to use on your skin. Cosmetic glitter is made out of non-toxic materials and coloured with pigment, which will keep you sparkling all day long. On the other hand, craft glitter does not have to pass the same EU cosmetic standards and can therefore be made out of cheaper materials and coloured with handful dyes. As somebody who wears glitter makeup, you will know the pain of accidentally ingesting glitter or getting it in your eye, so would you really want to risk this happening if you are using a cheaper non-regulated craft glitter? Whether you’re at a festival wearing festival glitter, or at a party, you should always wear glitter that will make you look your best!

How to remove glitter safely:

It is recommended that glitter makeup is applied using a gel or a cream, as this will help it stick, but you will often find that craft glitter will react poorly with these emollients and will run and leave dye on your skin!

If you use glitter makeup in the right way, it’s just as important to know how to remove it! One of the best kept secrets is coconut oil and olive oil. If you want to gently remove glitter makeup (or any makeup for that matter!), then gently massage coconut oil into your skin, this will break down the glitter and makeup combo and will gently cleanse and moisturise your skin! If you want to remove glitter from your hair, then olive oil is perfect! Generously massage olive oil into the glittery parts of your hair and rinse thoroughly with warm water!