I’m on a bit of a nostalgic Yardley of London makeup kick, so here we go with another fabulous 60s/70s makeup product – Glimmerick eye shadow. Created in 1968, it was a water-color eye shadow. This means you added water to it to create your own level of color intensity. Pastel colors were all the rage – blue, lavender, aqua, yellow, and pink. This stuff was intense! It really stayed on – kind of like applying spackle.
In 1972 Yardley came out with the Glimmerick Paint Box. Just like the water color paint box we used as kids. It had a mixing tray and brush so you could make a lighter shadow with more water, or a heavier one with less water. I had this one and remember it got pretty darn messy. I never really looked good in blue eye shadow either. As much as I love Yardley makeup, I think I will leave this product in the past. 🙂