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The older we get, the less creative and imaginative we become. Growing old means growing up, right? Author William Blake called it a fall from innocence. John Mayer says it's like being on a train without any stops. The Breakfast Club's Allison Reynolds summed up that post-Neverland feeling as your heart dying (figuratively, of course).
Sure, the growing pains of adulthood aren't as dramatic in real life as in pop culture, but there's no doubt our delight in no-shame fun fades as we age. You've probably already come to terms with the fact that mandatory naps and eating dirt will never be in your daily routine ever again (for better or for worse), but that doesn't mean you have to leave every old habit in the past. In fact, one of our childhood arts and crafts staples is back in a big way. Enter: glitter.
Glitter was the antidote to everything boring and dull in our youth. Yes, it made the sort of mess that could only be solved by arson, but it also turned dried pasta into priceless jewelry — and that was pretty magical, right? Now, thanks to brands like Lemonhead LA, it's possible for gainfully-employed adults to wear glitter without looking like toddlers in daycare, and the brand has a ton of Hollywood fans like Margot Robbie, Priyanka Chopra, and Emma Stone into fans.
Makeup artist and Instagram stans alike say this glitter is a step above the rest because of its water-resistant, no-fuss, clean-freak-friendly formula. We'd say it's worth putting to the test — so, we did. We asked nine R29 staffers to try the sparkliest formulas from the brand (choosing from three different types of glitter: Spacejam, Spacepaste, and Glowjam) to decide whether or not glitter really can keep us young forever. Their thoughts, ahead.