Bodyography Glitter Pigment Review
Can we all agree that glitter is in? Seriously, with the amount of glitzy eye shadow looks I see on Instagram, red carpets, and television, I cannot help but be obsessed. My aversion to glitter has always been its inability to match my minimalist aesthetic. Well, if Katie Jane Hughes has taught me anything, it is that I can make anything wearable, especially glitter.
I fell in love with one of her looks and saw that she used Bodyogrpahy. I had not heard of the brand before, so I did some digging. I saw their Glitter Pigments and knew right then and there that they would be the product to make my eyes sparkle. So, do they live up to the hype?
Welcome to the Deep Dive on Bodyogrpahy’s Glitter Pigments.
What makes Bodyography so well-loved is the makeup artistry aesthetic that is accessible. The brand wanted to create products that were “combining trends and innovation with exceptional quality and performance.” The idea of having products that were not only affordable but also groundbreaking seemed too good to be true.
I have to say; I love the brand most for their ethos. They choose to focus on conscious beauty, which is my focus as well. Bodyography uses ingredients and development practices that support their cruelty-free status and offer vegan options. They will not use Talc, Triclosan, Parabens, Mineral Oil, Sulfates, Lead, and Gluten (which I love as someone with celiac).
The ingredients of the Glitter Pigments are:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Mica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Diisostearyl Malate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Isododecane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Illicium Verum Fruit Extract, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate +/- CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Red Iron Oxide), CI 77499 (Black Iron Oxide).
All 16 of the Glitter Pigments are 100% cruelty-free, vegan, and gluten-free. While it is not the big industry buzzword of ‘clean’, it is allergen friendly and nothing ranks higher than a four on a toxicity scale. Truth be told, I think the formulation allows for the glitters to apply smoothly to the eye area. I currently own six of the shades and think they are all pretty stellar.
Here, you’ll see the colors Halo (Silver Diamond), Stratus (Champaign Pink), Comet (Purple/Silver), Supernova (Green/Blue), Prism (Duo-Chrome Green Brown), and Soiree (Gunmetal Grey). In all honesty, Halo, Stratus, Comet, and Supernova apply a bit patchy and there is substantial fallout. I would suspect it is because they are four of the more glitter-like shades as opposed to a more pigment-esque product.
I used the shade Prism in my Simple Fall Makeup video and you can see just how pigmented and bendable these shadows are. They remove easily without leaving a stain behind on the eye, which I really appreciate from such an emollient and pigmented product.
Overall, I am incredibly surprised by Bodyography’s product quality. For being such an indie brand, they were able to capture artistry quite well. I honestly think these are comparable to the Hourglass Scattered Lights Pressed Shadows and offer a more punchy color selection over Hourglass’s wearable shades. You save a few extra dollars and are still able to create a beautiful aesthetic to any makeup look. Keep in mind they are two different products and will create substantially different looks.
Bodyography’s Glitter Pigments are sold exclusively on their site for $23 each. If you were interested in more than one shade, they do have a bundle of their original release available at a discounted price.
* These were provided to me as press samples. All opinions are my own. *
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