Alchimia Apothecary released Sparkle Spackle when they opened their new website last month. Sparkle Spackle is their version of Darling Girl’s Glitter Glue or Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy; the difference between Pixie Epoxy/Glitter Glue and Sparkle Spackle is that Sparkle Spackle uses a lot of plant based products, and you can definitely see the differences in the ingredients listings (which is a bit further down).
Sparkle Spackle uses a doe foot applicator. Because it’s not a standard tube, the doe foot applicator does work well in the packaging. You’ll be able to get product out even when you’re running low since the tube is squeezable.
I decided to do a comparison of Sparkle Spackle with Darling Girl’s Glitter Glue and Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy. If we just look at packaging, it’s as if Alchimia Apothecary decided to make a Glitter Glue-Pixie Epoxy hybrid in the packaging: doe foot with squeeze tube. In terms of stickiness, the Sparkle Spackle formula is definitely not as sticky as Pixie Epoxy or Glitter Glue, which makes the drying time a lot quicker. Instead of having to wait a minute or longer (Pixie Epoxy) or 30 seconds (Glitter Glue), you can start patting on the sparkly shadow within about 15 seconds.
For the swatches, I used Shiro’s Tardis. It’s a very sparkly bright blue, and it’s also not from any of the companies. You can see that all three enhance the color of the shadow.
While Sparkle Spackle doesn’t capture quite as much glitter as Pixie Epoxy, it does grab a significant amount. It’s definitely a great glitter base, and it helps keep the glitter from falling onto your cheeks. Also, since it’s a plant based product, it’s an alternative for people who want more natural beauty options.
Ingredients: Glycerin, distilled water, lactobacillus/Orzya setiva (rice bioferment), leucidal liquid, cyclopentasiloxnae, bamboo bioferment, bull kelp bioferment, sclerotium gum, benzylalcohol
Price: $7.50 for an 8 mL tube of product
Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Silicon Dioxide, Polysorbate-20 and Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol
Price: $6.75 for a 10 mL tube of product
Ingredients: Glycerin (vegetable derived), Purified Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Silica, Acrylamide/Ammonium acrylate copolymer, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol, Carbomer, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Potassium Sorbate
Price: $7 for a 10 mL tube of product
Sparkle Spackle is more expensive than it’s competitors, but based on the ingredients listing you can definitely see why. Like I said above, this is a great alternative for people looking for natural beauty products, and I would also recommend this for a beginner with glitter adhesives. It’s a great intro for using this type of product. It’s also great for people who are comfortable with this type of product, especially because it doesn’t take as long to be ready for use. I definitely grab this one more than the other two since I’m always trying to rush through my morning makeup.
Something I think is important to note is that Sparkle Spackle does separate. If you see that happen, squeezing the tube a few times and remixing the product will help. If I could change one thing about Sparkle Spackle, it would be the label on the tube. Because you have to remix the product at times, the label gets a little beat up. If you have a ton of different products, eventually the label will wear off of this one and you’ll have to remember what it is based on packaging.
You can purchase Sparkle Spackle (and check out their other stuff) at Alchimia Apothecary’s website here.