I’ve always been drawn to anything that sparkles, maybe because I was a unicorn in a past life, all my friends have come to accept that when they see me, they will somehow end up finding glitter on themselves for days and I have to admit, up until now, I’d never really given much thought to where glitter came from and what harm it could do to the environment, I mean something so pretty could hardly be bad right? Well, apparently, that’s not the case.
I guess with it’s metallic facade, I thought it was probably tiny little flakes of metal, I definitely never thought about it being a microplastic getting in to the ocean and putting marine life at risk.
Glitter in cosmetics, when washed off, in the same way as microbeads for which a ban will come in to force by the end of June 2018 find their way down plug holes and in to the ecosystem, it seems glitter is litter!
I can’t imagine my life without glitter, and thanks to my friend Zoe Disco (yes that’s really her name, I was at her wedding when the new surname was revealed) a life without glitter isn’t something I had to contemplate for long!
Her company eco twinkle stocks ethical, biodegradable glitter made from sustainable plant derived film and contains no plastic. Packaging is recycled and refillable.
Fine and chunky glitter comes in lots of different colours and is available in 5mm or 10mm pots. A little bit really does go a long way so depending how many Christmas parties you go to, the pots should last for a while .
For this look I have the chunky silver glitter underneath the eye and the fine on the brow bone.
For more details check out http://www.ecotwinkle.com