Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Glittersniffer Products

Posted by iamglamourpuss at 6:17 PM
Okay, so there has been a lot of controversy surrounding Glittersniffer Cosmetics over the past few months. It is a very heated topic that people feel passionately about, whatever their opinion is. This blog is strictly a review of the new products that I received today. I'd like to keep the drama at a minimal, if not non-existent level, please. I'm strictly going to discuss the product, packaging and my experience today.

First thing I noticed is that there is a lot more detail to packaging. There were bows tying up the bubble wrap. Extra touches like the "whipped cream" tops and charms are very cute. I can tell you my 8-year-old daughter was chomping at the bit to try to get her mitts on them.

The next thing I noticed is that two of the stacks had containers that were not properly sealed. the same thing goes for the random pot that was included, but fortunately in it's own bag, because it leaked. I didn't fix them because I wanted to photograph it first. BUT as I was lying on my bed taking photos, the Carnival Collection container came open and dark gray powder spilled out all over. The Valentine's Collection also spilled out onto the ribbon that was on it. I'm not going to lie, this really annoyed me and started off my process of photographing and swatching the colors with a bad taste in my mouth.

Now, onto the collections:

The Carnival Collection
The rainbow colors of the Carnival Collection appealed to me.
They are bright, they are pretty. The textures were nice and seemed to blend well.

The next two collections didn't have names, so I named them. They are NOT GS names. FYI.

The Browns Collection
The lightest color and the next lightest color blended the best. The next color looked like a medium tan, but started to show a lot of red, the more that I rubbed it. The next darkest color was fine. The next to darkest color was very gritty. The darkest color was slightly smoother. I dabbed the color, rather than rubbed so the glitter would stay in place.

The Valentine's Collection
It looks like the white color has some pink iridescence to it, but when I swatched it, I didn't see it. The silver is pretty, but started to get darker the more that I rubbed it, you can see in the swatch. The lavender, burgundy and pink are pretty.

The Unicorn Collection
The colors here are quite nice. The textures were comfortable on the skin.
The colors were consistent, without any odd rubdown.

The Random Pot

The Harajuku Collection
These are my favorite colors of the bunch, it's a shame I only got samples. I did not swatch them today, I find baggies to be messy and I had already had enough mess today. Will swatch soon.

Random Samples
The top photo is of a couple random samples I got, the bottom photo is of the ingredient list on the back of the Harajuku Collection bag. It was the only ingredient list included in this shipment.

All in all, I can see the Glittersniffer is trying to step up their game and I believe that they are on their way, but there are still some recurring issues that need to be taken care of. Sifter stickers are critical. It makes a customer feel like their product is safe, not wasted and sanitary. For me, this is especially the case when dealing with stacks of pigment. (I am not a huge fan of stacks, in general.) I know that it is an added expense to get sifter stickers and then there is time invested in placing them on the sifters, but I'd much rather spend the money on that and not have an accident, rather than cute packaging. I mean, you don't even have to invest in the stickers companies put out which are intended to go on sifters, basic round price stickers work just fine at a fraction of the cost. It just feels so awful to have a mess and waste product before you ever get to use it.

As you read in the review of the pigments, there were a couple that were a little gritty, so I would hesitate before using those, simply because I fear they would irritate my contact lenses.

I look forward to seeing Glittersniffer continue to step up their game.


Amber Parker on February 2, 2011 at 9:11 PM said...

Cute colors! I'm not a big fan of loose powder (MESSY!!), and especially stackable loose powder (Double messy!). But the colors are definitely fun! I love the unicorn cupcake!

I didn't know about the "controversy" that you mentioned, so I googled it. I saw a statement that the president of the company made, and it does seem like she's trying to step up her game and right the wrongs, so to speak. Good for her!

veggiebeauty on February 3, 2011 at 11:38 AM said...

Make sure to be careful...many girls have had severe allergic reactions to glittersniffer products. She was using unsafe soap dyes in her eye pigments. Check out before you continue to use and promote these products. I'm not trying to cause drama, I just don't want anymore people to get hurt. I've made a couple of videos about Glittersniffer on my youtube channel Veggie Beauty if you want any more info.

iamglamourpuss on February 3, 2011 at 1:02 PM said...

VeggieBeauty, thanks for your input. I have written multiple blogs on all of the chaos surrounding GS. The make-up I received yesterday is part of the new GS, as you can see, there are no bright pinks, which were the biggest problem. I was sent these cosmetics because I still felt burned by my prior experiences with GS. That's why I decided to do a new review and report back everything I observed. I am not saying, "Go run and buy these." I feel like my review is honest and unbiased.

Heather on February 4, 2011 at 11:58 AM said...

i'm not trying to say that lela is doing wrong, but i would love to see her try to make some new pinks... she has had some problems in the past with her pigments, but if she comes out with some new pinks, i'd be willing to try them...

Sophie on March 2, 2011 at 4:28 PM said...

Personally, I would never ever purchase from GS after reading the shocking things I have. That said, it really peeves me when companies don't seal up their products properly, essentially leaving it open to wastage. It's a lazy aspect to some companies, not ensuring products are sealed up safely. I appreciate your honest product review though :)

iamglamourpuss on March 2, 2011 at 4:53 PM said...

For the record, I didn't buy these. I also haven't used them since I swatched them. :\


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