22 November 2011

Glitter swatches

I've bought a bunch of glitters lately so I decided to swatch them. I didn't have a chance to do all of them, but I will! I did each by themselves, then over Finger Paints Paper Mache (white), Sinful Colors Black on Black, and one other color.

First up, Revlon Blue Mosaic.
Revlon Blue Mosaic
My pinky finger shows two coats by itself. It went on well, and I had no problem getting the glitter where I needed to. Ring finger shows two coats over white, and middle finger is 2 coats over black. On my index finger, I put 2 coats over Sinful Colors Why Not.

My favorite combination is over black and Why Not. Over Why Not, it kinda of looks mermaid-esque and reminds me of the ocean. Perhaps I'll do a gradient with blue/green and put this glitter over it.

Next, Revlon Starry Pink.
Revlon Starry Pink
I used 3 coats on my pinky finger. This one was harder to go on and was pretty streaky because of the milky base. I needed the 3 coats to even out the streakiness. Then I used 1 thick coat over both black and white. Index finger is 1 thick coat over Rimmel London Wild Orchid.

I'm not a super big fan of this glitter because of the streaky quality. Also, the glitter isn't as dense as I'd like it. I like it best over Wild Orchid, but I'm still not a fan. Maybe I'll franken with it.

Now, China Glaze Twinkle Lights
China Glaze Twinkle Lights
This is my kind of glitter! Super dense and great application. I used 2 thick coats on my pinky, and you can see how good the coverage is. Then I did 2 coats over white and black again. Finally, I did 2 coats over Sally Hansen Flirt. It's a dark-ish, purple red so you can't tell a big difference between the black.

Honestly, I love this color any way I can take it! I plan on using this a lot for Christmas.

More glitter! China Glaze Blonde Bombshell.
China Glaze Blonde Bombshell
Amazing! Two coats on pinky, ring, and middle fingers. I put it over China Glaze Trendsetter on my index finger.

It is stunning over black. I will incorporate that into my New Year's Eve manicure some how. (I may just do tons of glitter!) I really like it over Trendsetter too. It makes the gold color seem richer.

Finally, LA Colors Jewel Tone.
L.A. Colors Jewel Tone
Not my favorite glitter, but it only cost $1. I did a few coats on each nail, it's pretty sparse. It's over China Glaze Sea Spray on my index finger. 

I really like it over black. I ended up doing a full manicure with it over Sea Spray and Seche Vite over it. The manicure just wouldn't dry, and I ended up smudging it pretty bad. Not sure if it was the glitter or Seche Vite.

Which glitter combinations are your favorite?


  1. Twinkle Lights and Blonde Bombshell are both really pretty! I like them the most!

  2. They're my favorite too, mostly because they're soooo sparkly.