What Can I Use Instead Of Glitter Glue For Makeup?

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Hey y’all! As a mom and an avid crafting enthusiast, I love anything that sparkles and shines. Which is why I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect glitter glue to add some pizzazz to my makeup routine. But let me tell you, the struggle has been real. Glitter glue can be a total pain in the buns, and not always ideal for putting on your face if you know what I mean.

It’s like trying to catch fish with a fork – frustrating and practically impossible. Because let’s be honest, who wants their eyelids glued together or irritable rashes from harmful chemicals? That ain’t cute sis.

But fear not my fellow crafters; there are alternatives out there that won’t cause irritation or leave a sticky mess behind. In this post, we’ll explore what you can use instead of glitter glue for makeup so that you too can shine like the star you are without all the hassle. So grab your favorite drink and get ready to learn some tips and tricks!

What is Glitter Glue?

Okay, so let’s start with the basics here. Have you ever wondered what glitter glue is? Well, my dear crafting enthusiasts, this magical substance is like a knight in shining armor for all of us looking to add some sparkle and shine to our creations.

Like putting frosting on a cake or sprinkles on ice cream, glitter glue adds that extra oomph that takes our crafts to the next level! It’s made up of a beautiful blend of ingredients that are almost like superheroes for our projects – binding everything together and keeping it in place.

Now, I don’t want to get too technical with you guys but some common ingredients found in glitter glue might be polyvinyl acetate (also known as PVA), water and mineral oil. These ingredients make sure everything stays put while giving off an amazing shimmering effect.

But sometimes, working with glitter glue can be a less-than-perfect experience. I mean, have you ever tried applying it only to find it doesn’t stay where you want it? Or worse yet, maybe you’ve experienced skin irritation from using it near your eyes.

That’s why I’m here today – to share some alternatives with you lovely people so we can keep crafting without any inconvenience or discomfort!

Why Use Something Else Other Than Glitter Glue for Makeup?

Look, girl, let me tell you something. Glitter is the spice of life in makeup. But have you ever felt frustrated with the stickiness of glitter glue? Let’s talk about why using something else for your glitter game is way better.

First off, have you ever experienced irritation or redness from that glue? It’s like trying to put on a pair of shoes that are too tight — ain’t nobody got time for that! Or how about when your shadow refuses to swatch on top of the glue? It’s quite frustrating, if I may say so myself.

Using alternatives like eyeshadow primer can save you some valuable time and energy. Plus, it makes blending those eye looks easier than butter baby!

Most importantly, no girl wants her eyes looking like she just broke down crying after watching The Notebook all night because her eye adhesive was irritating them. Using water-based adhesives such as Aqua Sealer or Mixing Medium will give ample hold without any unwanted sensitivity.

In conclusion (spoiler alert: oops!), save yourself some hassle by ditching that stubborn glitter glue! Trust me; these substitutions will have your sparkle shining while feeling as light as a feather – it will be better than winning first prize at a county fair crafting contest!

Alternatives to Glitter Glue for Makeup

Now, let’s talk about the real deal! What can we use instead of glitter glue for our makeup? Don’t worry ladies, I got you covered!

If you’re like me and you don’t want to spend your coins on a new product, let’s take a spin through your makeup stash for these four alternatives.

First up is eyeshadow primer – it acts as an adhesive that keeps other products in place. It’s perfect for those who also love multitasking their products; or those who just simply want to make use of old eye primers collecting dust in their collection. If it can hold up pigments, then any fine or chunky glitters won’t be a problem too!

For my gals with sensitive skin or allergies, water-based adhesives are something to consider. Aqua Sealer and A Mixing Medium do wonders by holding strong without irritating the lids – it’s almost like they were meant for each other. Trust me ladies when I say this: Your lid space will thank you later!

Next up is everyone’s favorite lip balm ingredient – Vaseline or Petroleum Jelly! This multi-purpose beauty staple that most moms carry around can even surprise them by being used for non-lip applications such as clings plastic wrap on your dishes as well! Smear some Vaseline onto your lids and dab loose pigment on top—easy peasy lemon squeezy! Who knew that petroleum jelly had such magic powers?

Finally, it’s time to raid our gloss collection again because clear lip gloss has been one of my secret weapons when doing dramatic looks at-home. Not only does it add extra sparkle but also moseys into annoying dry spots and heal them instantly! Get ready to rumble with shine girls!

Incorporating these substitutes into our beauty routine may be the answer we’ve been looking for all along – Our eyes aren’t glued shut anymore (thank goodness) so let us sparkle and shine with no limits!

How do I apply these alternatives?

Alrighty, so you’ve got your alternatives to glitter glue for makeup, but now the question is how to apply them. Let’s get crafty, shall we?

If you’re using an eyeshadow primer, make sure to use a small amount and dab it onto your eyelids with your ring finger. You don’t need a ton of product – just enough to create a sticky base for that beautiful glitter pigment!

Now if you decide to go with water-based adhesives like Aqua Sealer or Mixing Medium, mix them little by little into your loose pigments until you achieve the desired consistency. Don’t forget to check if the mixture stays put on your hand before applying it on your face! Apply it carefully with a small brush in short strokes.

For Vaseline or petroleum jelly, take just a tiny amount and smear gently on your lids or anywhere else where you want some sparkle. I love how this gives such an ethereal glow (almost like gossamer wings fluttering around my eyes) which complements any skin tone beautifully.

Lastly, clear lip gloss is perfect for achieving that subtle shimmer on cheeks and other areas of the face/body. Squirt out only as much product as needed onto your fingertips and dab it where necessary – don’t overdo! Remember less is more!

With these substitutes at our disposal who needs glue? Whether you’re going for an understated “barely there” glimmer or looking to shine brighter than a diamond, all these quick & easy techniques will give the illusion of divinity without too much fuss!

Can these alternatives be used on any part of my face/body?

Alrighty, so let’s talk about whether we can use these alternatives on any part of our precious face or body. Here’s the deal: some of these substitutes may not be suitable for delicate areas such as eyes and lips, which require extra care. So, be sure to read the label carefully and follow instructions like a champ.

Now listen up folks, some of these products I listed might cause unwanted reactions if you are one of those sensitive types. For example, if you have oily skin that tends towards breakouts or weird allergic reactions, slathering Vaseline all over your sweet face isn’t going to make things better for ya – trust me on this one!

However, don’t fret just yet! You can still get creative with these alternatives by using them in new ways other than just applying it straight onto your skin. Sometimes we crafters know how to turn something simple into magic. Using an eyeshadow primer first before adding glitter can give you that poppin’ look without irritating your easily triggered eyelids. Adding a little bit of clear lip gloss on top of your regular lipstick will make that glam look oh-so-dazzling.

So my fellow creatives out there, remember this: when it comes to glitter makeup and its numerous alternatives, it’s important to test things out first before fully committing to a look. Go ahead and have some fun experimenting but always keep in mind proper usage techniques and product safety. What is the point in stunning makeup but sacrificing our beautiful health while at it? Ain’t nobody got time for allergies or irritated skin- y’all know what I mean?


Okay, sweetie, I know you still have some questions about using alternatives to glitter glue for makeup. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered! Let’s jump right into it.

Q1: Can I use water-based adhesives around my peepers?

You betcha! Aqua Sealer or Mixing Medium are just the ticket for unlocking your eyes’ sparkle and adding a pop of color. Just gotta be careful not to accidentally splash some on your lashes; we don’t want any sticky situations!

Q2: Will Vaseline clog up my face if I’m spreading it around?

Nah, don’t sweat it, honey. As long as you’re not slathering Vaseline all over like cake frosting, it shouldn’t cause any breakouts. In fact, some people even swear by its moisturizing powers.

Q3: What’s this eyeshadow primer y’all are talking about? How can that replace glitter glue?

Well, darling, think of eyeshadow primer as a trusty sidekick that’s there to make sure your other makeup stays put. It creates a smooth canvas for application so that shimmery shadows have something to cling onto instead of sliding off all willy-nilly. Trust us; this is one accessory worth investing in.

Q4: Will clear lip gloss bother me in any way?

Honey bear, unless you have an allergy to one of the ingredients (which is always possible), clear lip gloss shouldn’t give you too much trouble. Think of it as a hydra-tastic way to add shine and shimmer wherever needed.

Q5: Are loose pigments okay to pair with these alternatives?

Golly gee whiz, absolutely! Loose pigments can bring major pizzazz and make a statement on their own—but if you’re looking to dial up the drama without using glitter glue solely as the adhesive agent—try mixing them with our recommended alternatives. They’ll help the sparkly powder pigment stay in place and won’t interfere with its power.

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Kim Lazaroe

Hi, my name is Kim. I've always enjoyed making crafts for each holiday and season throughout the year. My fond memories are making crafts with my mom or helping my dad build something around the house. Now I get to create new crafting memories with my daughter and husband as well as share my knowledge and experience in crafting with the world. Hope you enjoy my site.

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