Frequently Asked Questions About Solvent Resistant Glitter
Who needs to use Solvent Resistant glitter?
Those who are creating their own glitter nail polish. Solvent resistant glitters can be placed directly into nail lacquers with out dissolving or discoloration. Of course these glitters can also be used in gels, gel polish, and acrylics.
How is glitter considered to be Solvent Resistant?
Each glitter has been given and passed the MEK Test.
What is MEK?
Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) is a strong colorless liquid solvent that has a sharp, sweet odor. Methyl ethyl ketone (also known as 2-butanone) is a man-made chemical that is also found in nature. It is related to acetone and is used in dissolving paint, lacquer, varnishes and cleaning agent.
How does glitter pass the MEK Test?
Glitter is soaked in MEK for 5 minutes. If the glitter does not bleed color or melt/dissolve any, this glitter would be considered solvent resistant.
Do I need to test your Solvent Resistant glitter?
Yes. All nail polishes are not a like! Suspension base polish is made specifically for glitter and is always the best choice. Using a suspension base polish is the best way to avoid any incompatibility with solvent resistant glitters. First time use with any new nail polish or glitter color needs to be tested. Testing can take up to 30 days to see if there is any color bleeding or dissolving of the glitter.
Note: Glitties will not be responsible for the loss of materials or money as a result of combining our solvent resistant glitters with incompatible nail polish. Please be sure to test!
Solvent Resistant Glitter Materials
Polyester Glitter –
Tiny colored metallic pieces perfectly cut to give maximum sparkle, and shine. It is made with high quality material, and can be placed directly into nail polish. These glitter powders are solid, brilliant in color and have a very smooth texture.
Polyester Jewel –
Cut with exactness, tiny holographic pieces made with high quality materials giving a rainbow reflective sparkle and shine. Polyester Jewel Glitter can be placed directly into nail polish.
Polyester Matte Glitter –
Tiny perfectly cut pieces consisting of a high quality epoxy coated material. Our Matte Glitters do not contain any aluminum, which gives the glitter a matte appearance. Polyester Matte glitters are solvent resistant.