This was a lip glitter was provided for review by Belissimo Lips and was a product which I have found extremely hard to review, having no previous experience of lip glitter - I hadn't even heard of it let along used it! Terrible beauty blogger, right? I must admit I even thought it was a nail polish when it first arrived - the lip glue really threw me off!
Belissimo Lip Glitter can be bought from Belissimo Boutique's online shop and will also soon be available at Topshop. It will set you back £13 which is pretty reasonable, especially as this is inclusive of (first class!) delivery. Belissimo claims that this glitter has 12 hour wear, regardless of whether you eat or drink as long as you avoid hot drinks and greasy foods which I assume will break down the glue.
To apply, simply paint a thin layer of the glue onto your lips and use one of the provided cotton buds to dab the glitter onto the adhesive. Beware - this is an extremely messy process so it may perhaps be wise to get changed after doing your makeup; after applying this lip glitter for testing purposes my jeans were completely covered in glitter! I'm also not a fan of the adhesive which seems very much like PVA glue and smells rather chemical-y - definitely not something I wanted to be putting on my lips! I also found that it glued my lips together and literally peeled off my lips! My flatmate (and ex-dancer) told me that, when using lip glitter for performances, she would apply it over lipgloss which certainly seems like a better alternative to glue.
Another aspect of this product which I feel lets it down is the packaging which looks very cheap and plastic-y. Simply by looking at the packaging, it's something I'd expect to be sold in Poundland, definitely not TopShop!
As can be seen from the above photo, the look of the product when applied is very bold and striking, certainly not something one would wear on a daily basis. Honestly, I myself am not a fan as I believe it just looks odd and I'm not sure this glitter would find it's way into the average person's makeup collection. However, it could be used to create more theatrical makeup looks, making it the perfect product for stage actors and dancers etc. The approach of Halloween also provides a great opportunity to experiment with such a bold product and I can see it being incorporated into the makeup for a variety of costumes. Additionally, whose to say it can only be used on the lips? If it's gentle enough to be used on the lips, it would certainly be fine to apply elsewhere on the face (although obviously not in the eye area) and could also be used to create some fabulous nail art looks (which is what I'll likely be using it for in the future)!
Belissimo lip glitter is available in 30 shades so head on over to their website to find the perfect shade for you!