Monday, July 4, 2016

Sinful Colors Star Struck

 purchased by me 

Happy Fourth of July!  I'm way late with this.  I'd planned to do this post around Memorial Day and that just didn't happen.  I'm still seeing this collection lingering in stores and there was no way I was leaving Bangin' Blue unswatched, so...

Bangin' Blue has blue flakes and hex glitter in a blue tinted base.

AAAHHH!!  My lemming for Blue Ocean is pretty much gone.  This will more than do!  I decided to build it up to near-full coverage.  Four coats...and a lot...A LOT of topcoat.  The flakes and glitter make it very thirsty...and I found myself poking some of them down with my cuticle pusher.  This was thick as anything and only got thicker when I mattified it...

with Wet n Wild Matte Top Coat

As gorgeous as Bangin' Blue is on its own, it's not exactly practical to have to do four coats.  I also layered it.

over Love Thy Self

Doing this kills a lot of the depth, but it's easier and still awesome.  This is two coats over Love Thy Self.

White Haute is a white cream with a fine blue shimmer that doesn't show up on the nail.

corpse fingers!

Basically just a white cream once it's on.  Bummer.  It's also thick and draggy to apply.  You have to be careful not to go over the same spot twice.  It really wants to bubble too.  Extra bummer.  This is two coats.

Rocket Out has red,white, blue, and gold star glitter and small silver glitter in a clear base...kinda.

over White Haute (note the pinkishness of the base)

The base is clear-ish because the red glitters are already bleeding!  The fuck?  This isn't the first time this year that we've seen non-resistant glitter in a Sinful Colors shade.  Ugh.  The stars take some fishing to get out, but that isn't such a bad thing.  I applied it by spreading the silver, then placing the stars.

over Gogo Girl

Gogo Girl is a bright lipstick red crelly.

A classic!  It was time for a reswatch.  It's one of my favorite reds.  Applies wonderfully and it's so retro-glamorous.  This is two coats.

I had to take a shot in the oh-so-flattering morning light in my kitchen, like I did in my first swatch of GoGo Girl.  The crellyness bursts into life!


Devil's Stare has orange flakes and small iridescent glitter in a red tinted base.

Endless Blue is a super-saturated blue cream...and I really need to update my photo of it.


Bottom line: Hooray for Bangin' Blue!  The rest are repromotes or disappointments.  The shimmer in White Haute vanishes completely and the red glitter in Rocket Out bleeds.  Sinful Colors can do so much better than this!

Have a great Fourth if you're celebrating!  See some fireworks and eat a hotdog for me.

 all products in this post were purchased by me 

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