What is the difference between glitter powder and glitter dust?
The difference is what size the glitter particle has been cut. Standard glitter powder size is .008″ hex, were as glitter dust size is .004″ hex or smaller. Glitter is made by finely cutting sheets of plastic or metallic foils into minute pieces. These tiny flecks of plastic or foil reflect light brilliantly as it shines off of myriad surfaces. Most glitter websites would refer glitter dust as extra fine glitter powder. Glitties Carries over 14 different glitter dust/ extra fine glitters and over 70 different glitter powder colors. Glitter dust is used in many different ways to create nail art. Glitter dust/powders can be mixed in acrylics, gels, and is used for Glitties DIY Glitter Toes Kits. Our solvent resistant extra fine glitter powders can be placed directly into nail polish. Our franken customers use the solvent resistant extra fine glitter powders as pigments or fillers for their franken polish creations.
With the largest selection of glitters in the world, Glitties glitters are created from many different glitter particles. Our neon and matte glitter powders are made from polyester based particles that contain no aluminum. These glitters give the appearance of less to no sparkle, but are very intense in color. Our polyester glitters are made from metallic materials, giving maximum sparkle and shine. The polyester glitters are solvent resistant and are used to create franken polish.
Glitties acrylic polyester glitters are colored plastic pieces, coated with an outside layer of polyester material. These glitters are very light and iridescent in color. Acrylic polyester glitters are not solvent resistant. Because these glitters are layered, the solvent is able to seep through the sides and dissolve the plastic core and coloring.
The last glitter material listed is the polyester jewel. These glitters are tiny holographic pieces made with high quality materials giving a rainbow reflective sparkle and shine. These glitters are very popular and are also solvent resistant.
All of Glitties glitters are made in the USA!