ABOUT US

NORTH STAR GLITTERS IS FOUNDED ON THE IDEA THAT WANTING TO SPARKLE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE MESSY.

We know that cosmetic glitter is a fun and beautiful treat with the power to draw attention and bring glamor to otherwise ordinary looks.  But why does it have to be so messy?  We have had enough and have worked to change the way you do glitter cosmetics.  We don’t stand for basic and work to bring you a premium product.  We promise that your North Star Glitters experience will be one filled with sparkle, love, and joy!

BEHIND THE SPARKLEApril Helliwell - The Glitter Queen

As the “glitter queen” at North Star Glitters I know my glitter.  Like most young girls I craved to have anything that sparkled.  If it was covered in glitter I had to have it. The love of shiny things never left me and grew to me exploring with glitter in my makeup, hair, and even incorporating it into my work.

I left my career in education to stay at home with my small 2 boys (who also love glitter).  One evening the curious four-year-old found himself in a glitter mess at the bathroom counter and I found myself saying, “There has to be a better way to use glitter.”  So out of a want for a more efficient glitter makeup and a need to keep my bathroom tidy, came the creation of North Star Glitters: one-step, no-mess glitter cosmetics.

We work to bring you premium cosmetic glitters that not only look amazing but perform well and are easy to use.  North Star Glitters has given me the chance to turn my love of glitter into a career and connect with glitter lovers all over the world.  These glitter lovers have proven to me that a little sparkle goes a long way.


April, Glitter Queen

Podcast Interview with April

Learn how April got started and the history behind North Star Glitters. Find out what is next in North Star's future.

April's interview starts about the 5:30-minute mark. You may want to click the sound bar around the 5-minute timeline.

Types of Glitter

North Star Glitters™ offers One Step Glitters in three types of cosmetic glitter. (Download color chart)

 

METALLIC GLITTER

Metallic glitter is an opaque single color with no shift. Metallic glitters will have the deepest color pigment and intense metallic shine.  You can also create a foiling effect with metallic glitter when the glitter particles are rubbed together.

Metallic Glitters

 


IRIDESCENT GLITTER

Iridescent glitter is translucent with a multi-color shift. While they may appear to have deep color in their compact, when applied to the skin they become translucent. These iridescent glitters create a delightful shimmering effect on the skin capturing a multitude of colors in the light. Iridescent glitters also work well on top of metallic glitters, giving your extra sparkle!

Iridescent Glitters


UV REACTIVE GLITTER

UV reactive glitter glows when exposed to black light! In natural light, our UV reactive glitters act like an iridescent glitter with a translucent shimmering appearance on the skin. But turn off the lights and show it off in black light because this glitter will glow bright with intensity.

UV Reactive Glitters


Be creative, have fun – while each glitter is different they all play well together!

When April showed me some of the early test batches of her One Step Glitter, I was extremely skeptical. I have tried similar products and I found them to be unpleasantly sticky with poor glitter payoff. I didn’t really see the point until I tried North Star Glitters. I swiped it on my arm and thought, “Oh, I get it now. This is what those other products were trying to be.” I can’t think of a reason to ever go back to loose glitters.

– Leslie H.

 

WHAT CLIENTS SAY?

KIND WORDS FROM MY LOVELY CLIENTS

"I love North Star Glitters One Step Glitter! And NO MESS!"

— GWEN R.

"Being able to “draw” with the One Step Glitters and glitter gel is like magic!"

— ASHLEY M.
 

"I love North Star Glitters lovely packaging!"

— CHLOE T.

"I love that it is easy to apply and stays on for a really long time."

— KATIE B.

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