Tuesday, 31 March 2015

China Glaze - IDK

Pale purple holographic  

Back in early 2008 China Glaze launched the OMG collection of 12 holographic polishes, 6 warm and 6 cool toned.  I just have two from the cool toned collection.

IDK is a lilac/purple linear holographic.  Not very exciting when viewed in indirect light, comes alive in sunlight.

Swatches are 3 coats, no top coat.  As you can see from the swatches these dry with a muted finish.

The holo in this is very fine and linear, unlike the Kaleidoscope collection which was scattered, larger format holos.

Unfortunately these collections are discontinued and not easy to find but I'm sure there are duplicates available in other ranges.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Avon Matte - Inky Blue

Matte dark blue  

This is a strange one, look at these bottle pics

A gorgeous purple with swirls of copper/pinkish shimmer right?

Not on the nail...

On the nail it's the Inky Blue of the shade name.  I think you can see a hint of the purple but not much.

So I tried some top coat in case that would bring out the depth?

A little, but not so much - it still looks totally different to the bottle colour!

Avon Matte Inky Blue is a matte dark blue.  I just wish it looked like the bottle colour!

Application was fine, you have to work fast with mattes but usually the formula is ok.

Swatches are 2 coats, shown with and without topcoat.