this wonderful holiday set from Lorac is still available on Amazon.com! it’s a nice bargain considering the set is 4 full sized products for $28 when one full sized is $16. they’re 4 limited edition colors: Opal, Rose Quartz, 24K, and Amethyst.
it’s a fast and easy way to execute a glittery look that opens up the eyes but not too over the top. though i’ve seen video tutorials with this product where it’s applied using a synthetic brush, i find that it applies most evenly for me when i use my finger. there is a little bit of glitter fall out during application but not much as it wears throughout the day. ready to see them in action?
Opal looks like its namesake in the vial, but on me, it always looks opalescent blue. it’s a little bit sheer but not sparse. i think its sheerness helps prevent it from looking like a glitter bomb.
here’s the look in context.
Rose Quartz is a lovely pastel pink that looks a bit peachy on me. i’ve seen it look true to bottle on other people though. i think it pulls peach on me because it’s interacting with the yellow of my skin.
you can get it to show more true to bottle if you put a white base under it.
24K is my favorite. it’s also the most opaque out of the 4 colors. there is another gold in the permanent collection called Gold, but i’m assuming 24K is slightly paler, less yellow to continue the pastel theme of the Royal Set. i don’t own Gold, so i can’t compare the two for you. this is my definition of gold perfection. i find the paler golds work with a wider range of colors and brings a certain understated elegance to the table than the bolder yellower golds.
lastly, there’s Amethyst. Amethyst looks like a smokey lavender in the vial, but in actuality, it looks like a glittery steel grey with a tinge of lavender. the formula has a little bit more fixation liquid than the rest in the set making it slightly harder to work with. Cora of Vintageortacky suggests running a q-tip along the edge of the drop of product before using to help absorb some of the excess liquid, but i never remember this tip until it’s already half on my eyes.
Lorac 3D Liquid Lustre can be used in other places too. some suggestions were as a highlight for cheeks or collarbone. i’m thinking Opal will make a great fairy look next halloween! if i were a normal makeup user, i’d being snatching up a backup of this. i love how quick and easy it is, and i’m always getting compliments or people asking me what the product i’m wearing.
Readers, yay or nay on glitter? how do you like to incorporate it into your look?