Lit Cosmetics Review &Swatches

Hi Guys and Dolls! Today I’m sharing with you my swatches and thoughts on Lit Cosmetics! I love their glitters and I’ve had them for a while, but they were hiding in the back of a drawer-FOR SHAME! Anyway now that I’ve brought these bad boys out into the light I’m really digging them. I was going to do a simple beauty-tutorial this week but once I remembered how GORGEOUS these are I was completely inspired to do something a little spicier! Tutorial on my review-makeup coming very soon to a computer/smartphone near you!

Anywhoots- the folks at Lit Cosmetics love glitter. They sell about a grillion different colors, sizes and finishes. I must admit I’m still no pro at explaining the differences between the shapes/sizes/finishes, but so far I think my fave is the Metallic finish (Yoda is a Metallic for reference). I highly recommend checking out their site and e-flipping though their catalog of glitter goodness, if only for the Funk/Dance music (normally music on sites irritates me to no end, but their selections make me dance in my chair! I listened to Dancing Queen 4x today- it was glorious). Basically what I’m trying to tell you is that if you’re looking for a specific glitter they probably have it. The glitters sell for $12.95 a jar, which isn’t the cheapest, nor the most expensive I’ve seen glitter.

Glitter swatch-porn!

L-R Gunsmoke  Roxie Rolla  Twisted Sistah

Gunsmoke (Solid/Size#2)- very fine silver/grey glitter

Roxie Rolla (Solid/Size #2)- very fine Cranberry-Magenta glitter

Twisted Sistah (Solid/Size #2)- very fine lilac glitter

L-R Yoda, Beach Baby, Pretty Hot Pink

Yoda (Mettalic Size #2) smooth metallic kelly-green

Beach Baby (Solid/Size #2) very fine pewter-gold

Pretty Hot Pink Shimmer/Size #3) larger transparent pink that reflects blue and teal

So it’s no secret that glitter doesn’t adhere well to dry skin. Luckily LIT sells a hardworking glitter base (which I used to the swatches above). It comes in a clear glass jar with a screw-off lid & an opening wide enough for a brush. I’m torn over how I feel about the packaging. On the one hand I love that it’s a glass jar and therefore recyclable. However because it’s so open you have two choices: pour some out ( bit awkward to do, and I seem to ALWAYS over-pour wasting it) or dip something in to get it out. I went into detail in my video about my thoughts on this so I won’t bore you here. Long story short I love the actual product and I think it works well, but I feel like the packaging could be improved (A dropper?) This sells for $22.95

They also sell a few brushes, I have the Liner ($15.95) & the Round($16.95) brushes.  The liner brush was too flimsy and the hairs splayed out so I don’t use that one, but the round brush is great; it’s a bit thicker so you have better control, the hairs still look brand new despite many many uses- and used with the Clearly Liquid Glitter Base and glitter it is the perfect applicator for instant glitter liner. I’ve also used this brush to apply water-activated cake liner along with the CLGB and I’ve liked the results.

What about the inevitable:  glitter fall-out? Lit sells a “Spark-L Duster”. Eh it’s really cute, and it does work, but I don’t feel it works any better than a kabuki brush with a little face powder. But it’s also pretty cheap($1.95) and comes for free in many of their kits.

And Finally, Lit sells a single eyeliner called Vanilla ( 17.95)- it’s a soft-white that’s not too stark and not drying at all so it works great as a base or in the waterline. I don’t think it’s intended for the water line, but what I’m telling ya, is that’s where I put it! It’s not too stark so I don’t walk around with that “Hi! I put white liner on my waterline” look.

Alrighty, that about sums it up!

What? Lit Cosmetics


Vintageortacky Seal Of Approval? YES!

Update: The good people at LIT saw my review and they want to make a special offer to my subscribers! For any-size order, if you type “Vintage or Tacky” in the comment section after the checkout they will send you a free glitter! Apparently it’s an unreleased color from the land of glitter!!! Would it be weird to use my own coupon code? Gonna do it anyway!

Also I have a MiniMe Lit Kit to giveaway, so make sure you’re following me on Facebook and/or twitter where I will most likely announce the giveaway, or simply bookmark my blog 🙂

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Disclosure: The products shown were sent by PR or the manufacturer for review consideration. Complimentary products never receive preferential treatment; My viewers & reader are my #1 priority and I honor your trust by always being honest with you. This video/post contains opinions that are solely my own; I am not influenced by, nor do I represent any company. All Products shown are cruelty-free (not tested on animals) to the best of my knowledge.

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  1. JoJo
    September 16, 2011 / 5:12 am

    so pretty..I am going to try some out…

  2. September 16, 2011 / 11:06 am

    Your hair is so beautiful! Amazing colors, I wanna order something RIGHT NOW, haha.

  3. Jewells
    September 16, 2011 / 2:36 pm

    WOW WOW WOW! Yeah a dropper top would fully solve that issue. Still trying to work out if they ship internationally? Haha even though you warned us I still got a fright when the music started on their website!

    • Jewells
      September 16, 2011 / 2:41 pm

      Ok I put in an example order and it comes up with my country New Zealand and only $10 shipping Bargain!

  4. September 16, 2011 / 4:11 pm

    Pretty Amazing Pictures for certain!!! Would like to offer any fans of Vintage or Tacky a FREE color with any purchase. I have been doing some hard thinking here in the “land of glitter” and have come up with a couple unique colors that I have been wanting to get out there to the people…. so that being said if you do place an order of any size, simply type “Vintage or Tacky” in the Comment box after the Checkout, I will personally make it happen! Cheers and Glitter ON!

    • vintageortacky
      September 16, 2011 / 4:42 pm

      OH WOW! thank you James! I will add this information to the review to insure everyone knows about it!

  5. September 17, 2011 / 12:34 am

    I’m in love! I was in the bathroom at a store awhile ago and written inside the stall was “Glitter is the herpes of art.” HAHAHAHA it seriously made me laugh. I use glitter on my eyes a lot so now every time I go to use glitter I think of that! Anyway I’m going to go place an order right now. They have so many colors….I can’t make up my mind.

  6. Melody
    September 17, 2011 / 10:25 am

    Lol! Your face when something fell over. I love your bloopervision. But seriously, you have a really great on-camera presence! These are the most stunning glitters I’ve ever seen! Btu I never knew glitter could have so many options lol.

  7. Naydali
    September 17, 2011 / 11:05 am

    I have a question and this seemed like the perfect time to ask. I was at Sallys looking for some new glitter colors when I just decided to roam the store at will and towards the back where the nail art is I came across some nail glitter. I looked at the glitter I had in hand from Sally girl and then back at the nail glitter, they were both 3.5 grams, the nail glitter was cut finer though and a couple dollars more. Crazy me I took them home anyway. I only picked up two and used both on my lids already so what I’m asking is is it okish to used nail glitter on lids? I didn’t see any problems with it other than it’s so fine that it flies all over the place, but I want to know if its taboo in the makeup world or something. I gotta say, I hope it isn’t cause this one color, Abyss, and I are having the biggest love affair ever.

  8. Angelica
    September 17, 2011 / 1:48 pm

    SO gorgeous. And… I am LOVING the new layout! 🙂

  9. September 19, 2011 / 1:53 pm

    Glitters are to die for! Looking at your swatches makes me want to get some now.
    Oh and loving your hair color with this make-up look!



  10. September 19, 2011 / 8:15 pm

    These are some amazing glitters. Thanks for including the glitter sizes, so now we know how chunky each of them is!

  11. Maddie
    October 5, 2011 / 5:55 pm

    The size of the container is really small…is it more or less than the NYX glitter mania?
    It looks like less, but pictures never beat getting to see the real thing

  12. Holly
    December 1, 2011 / 2:32 pm

    I’ve been using LIT for years now and I love them too. I agree about the dropper thing but honestly it doesn’t bug me that much. I’m lucky that I live very close to Jodie so I can drop by whenever I’m in need of a new glitter fix :).

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