The FDA has determined that glitter is a color additive which is not listed on their list of approved color additives. This means that a glitter product is TECHNICALLY not allowed for use in any cosmetic in the USA. Consumers have expressed confusion over this, as it is obvious that there is glitter in all kinds of cosmetics sold currently in the USA and there are no known reports of harm caused by glitter.
The FDA has not explained itself to our company, but it has advised us that it recognizes that the cosmetics industry has been largely unaware of this determination and it is essentially providing the cosmetic industry a grace period during which FDA enforcement is "discretionary". This grace period allows the cosmetics industry to "respond". The FDA has not provided us with any information on how long this grace period has been in effect, nor how long it will be in effect. They simply state the the issue is "active".
The following reviews are from our old website, and predate 2015. Items were ranked from 1 - 5.
The only reason I knocked off a star is because it takes a LOT for me to get enough "glitter effect" in the nail polish I make / use (but other people may not like as much glitter) and I really dislike the sifter jar the sample came in. Will definitely repurchase an ounce of this so I have enough and don't get the jar!
I bought this looking to make a glitter topcoat that would look like glistening snow over a white creme. Well, the color is perfect: the glitter particles are white, but they have a bright lavender flash. However, when I mixed it into my base and applied it, I was surprised by the gravelly texture. It just doesn't lend itself well to nail polish: the glitter particles would need to be thinner and flatter. I honestly just don't know what to do with it.
As said above, a lot is needed for the effect to really show itself off. It is beautiful nevertheless, and works amazingly with other glitters in whatever glitter polish you make.