The holiday season is all about sparkles and glitter and it’s probably the only time of the year where I feel comfortable wearing glitter during the day and where I almost expect others to do the same! I work glitter into even my daily eye makeup at work so I was quite excited to see Make Up For Ever’s holiday release of the new Holodiam Collection which consists of two holographic glitter powders and a set of sparkly gold faux lashes to complete your holiday glam look. Today I have a review for both of these holographic powders in the shades #302 and #303.
Holodiam Powder Shade #303
#303; #303 & Urban Decay – Blackout; #303 & MUFE Aqua Cream –#26
Holodiam powder #303 has a pearlescent shimmer that can be used on the brow bone as a highlighter or on top of eye shadow. You can see that #303 has much more of an effect with a cream base or primer underneath. Powder eye shadow doesn’t do this shimmer justice!
Holodiam Powder #302
#302; #302 & Urban Decay – Blackout; #302 & Urban Decay- Juju
Holodiam powder #302 has a berry-toned shimmer which I thought looked amazing over brown. Juju is a cream pencil eye shadow so again you can see how much better #302 looks when applied over top.
#303 in an eye makeup look with close-up
Packaging: Little plastic square sifter jars with screw caps.
Formula: I thought the Holodiam powders would actually be much more coarse like the NYX glitter powders, but they were surprisingly fine and easy to work with as the shimmer wasn’t flying everywhere upon application. As I mentioned above, these should be applied over top a primer or cream eye shadow as they adhere and showcase their iridescent properties more easily. I have been using #302 to line my eyes and all I use is an eyeliner brush, dip it straight into the powder and start dabbing along my lids. It holds all day (like a day of work plus a Christmas party = 13 hours!) and gives my eyes a fun little bit of sparkle. They can also be applied wet or dry.
Final Verdict: I think every girl should have one glitter powder for layering over eye shadow, but these guys are quite pricey at $28 each for just 1g of product. Honestly, I thought there would be around 5g of product in these jars for the price so just based on the price alone, I probably wouldn’t buy them, but as for quality, these Holodiam powders are very easy and versatile to work with as they can be used on the eyes, lips, face and nails. So, my final verdict is that the Holodiam powders are another great product that I have found myself using frequently since I have gotten it, but the only thing that would leave me hesitant is price point.
All products available at SEPHORA stores and the MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutique.