Oh this is brilliant. Kat Von D Beauty created the Glimmer Eye Brush to solve a very specific and insanely common eyeshadow problem. The Glimmer Eye Brush was designed for use with the new Glimmer Shade & Light Eyeshadow Palette, which features not-quite-glitter and not-quite-shimmer but totally glimmer versions of the same shades in the matte version of the palette. What makes this particular eyeshadow brush, which launches on Jul. 11, so special?
It's fur-free and medium density with fluffy bristles, but that's not even the most awesome quality. The brush is designed to pick up and disperse the three Special Effect Glimmer Top Coat shades in the palette — "Sterling," "Glacier," and "Quartz." In addition to evenly distributing these shadows, it also minimizes fallout.
Glitter-y (or glitter-ish) eyeshadows can be tricky because of the fallout. You end up with more product on your cheeks or your nose or your vanity than on your actual eyelids.
You have to be really careful with application and resort to hacks like misting your shadow brush with a makeup setting spray in order to get the shadows to adhere better. You also need to make use of a heavy duty shadow primer.
This tool was created to apply the shadow were it was meant to be.
The swatches of the palette's shadows show just how much dimension they have in the Glimmer edition. They are largely neutral but hardly boring.
Check out that glimmer. The limited edition palette arrives online tomorrow and in Sephora stores on Jul. 13.
This is all the intel you need about the finishes and how to use them as intended. Top coats are usually reserved for nail polish but this palette has 'em. You can use the pans of product in any way that you wish because #creativity. But it's always good to get some guidance from the brand, like so.
This palette is so #ByeMoney.