First up is Coastal Scents Glitter Powder. I got these quite a while ago when they called them "Cosmetic Glitter". I'm not sure what size I got, I don't remember. I'm pretty sure it was the sample size. These will only run you $1.50 per sample or $3.95/oz. They also offer 8oz and and 1lb but I can't imagine ever needing that much unless you're into making your own makeup line. As a random swatch, I threw in Wet n' Wild Fantasy Makers in Confetti that I picked up at Walgreens in their Halloween display for $1.99.
I swatched these over the Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy as a base. When I ordered, they gave me a bonus sample, Golden Fairy Dust. I highly recommend using Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy as a base for glitters though you can also use clear lip gloss and pat the glitter on top with a brush. It really brings out the sparkle.
|Top: CS Pinky Glitter, CS Ocean Blue Glitter, CS Jade Green, WnW Confetti; Bottom: CS Sahara Sand, CS Black Magic Hologram, Cappucino, Golden Fairy Dust|
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For glitter shadows, I would choose to order from Coastal Scents again, but the Pixie Epoxy is fantastic.
I really liked Damn Paladins(shimmery taupe), Dinosaur Plushie(white/holo) and Snow White(matte black) over a regular shadow primer. The Pixie Epoxy is a little uncomfortable to wear, but it's worth it to bring out the glitter. Their regular matte and shimmers work well over a regular primer. I use Lorac Behind the Scenes Primer and I liked it better than Urban Decay Primer Potion. I have yet to try Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
I ordered the Sample sizes for $2 each(1/3 tsp), full size shadows are $5.90(3 grams). I got the Dinosaur Plushie color as a bonus sample and I LOVELOVELOVE it as a highlight in the corner of your eye. Snow White works great as a matte dark dark black powder to set your liquid or gel/creme liner.
|Snow White, Dinosaur Plushie, Sleepy Hollow, Dressed to Kill, Shinigami, Damn Paladins and Immortal.|
|Sample Sizes, 1/3 tsp. Top: Snow White; Second Row: Dinosaur Plushie, Sleep Hollow, Dressed to Kill; Bottom Row: Shinigami, Damn Paladins, Immortal.|
|Fryinnae: Pixie Epoxy|
I think both purchases were totally worth it, I love supporting indie companies and there is the added bonus that these are CHEAP as hell for the quality that they are. I also love the name of the Fyrinnae shadows.