They say all you need is faith and trust and a little pixie dust. While there’s no pixie dust on the market, we’ve found the next best thing. Add a little sparkle to your work with a sprinkling of fine glitter. Modern glitter as we know it was invented in 1934 by a man named Henry Ruschmann, who came up with the substance by grinding up plastics and other materials from landfills. However, people have been using shimmery materials such as cut glass, stone, and metal for centuries. Most famously, Cleopatra applied crushed iridescent beetle shells to her eyelids. While our roundup below doesn’t include anything as exotic as ground-up insects, you’re sure to be able to find the right product to suit your needs.
1. Arteza Fine Glitter
Arteza’s set of 48 fine glitter shakers includes 30 solid colors, 9 UV-reactive neons, 8 holographic colors, and 1 glow-in-the-dark selection. This super-sparkly glitter is ultrafine, so you’ll get maximum shimmer for your shake. Nontoxic and safe to use, it will add some dazzle to your paintings, DIY projects, scrapbooking pages, or slime.
Buy: Arteza Fine Glitter
2. LEOBRO Glitter Powder
Leobro’s assorted glitter set includes 32 bright colors. Each jar is filled with 5 grams of extra-fine glitter. This product is cosmetic grade, so you can use it for face and body makeup. It’s also great for use on fingernails, decorations, cards, and slime, and even clothes and jewelry.
Buy: LEOBRO Glitter Powder $9.99
3. Teenitor Fine Glitter Set
Teenitor’s set of 24 glitter shakers includes a full range of colors. The shaker top has an easy-pour design that sprinkles just the right amount of glitter each time. This nontoxic glitter is great for a multitude of uses, such as making slime, greeting cards, ornaments, school projects, and more.
Buy: Teenitor Fine Glitter Set $11.99
4. Glitties Glitter Powder Kit
If you’re in the market for glitter made especially for cosmetic use, Glitties’ glitter is your answer. This cosmetic-grade glitter is FDA approved and formulated for safe use on all areas of the body. This set includes 12 shimmering colors in 10-gram jars. For best results, apply glitter glue to media surfaces or primer to your skin before use. Mix with soaps, lotions, or bath bombs to add some shimmer to your day. This glitter is also great for use on crafts and artwork.
Buy: Glitties Glitter Powder
Martha Stewart Fine Glitter
Martha Stewart’s fine glitter pack includes 24 bright colors. Each shaker holds 0.34 ounce of glitter and has an easy-pour top. This crafting glitter is perfect for making cards, decorations, and slime.