purchased by me
Hey. So...I guess I wasn't as close to coming back as I thought. I am feeling a lot better recently, but life stuff keeps interrupting. Cleaning actually happens now. Weird, right? More on all of that someday. For now, I've got something you sorta saw if you read my previous post. Today's swatch was the undies for Sinful Colors Kissful Thinking. Brace yourself, it's a bit of an oddball.
Don't Get Matte Get Even is a warm purple with a finely-textured satiny matte finish.
Textures should come with a warning, right? The only hint that this isn't a plain old cream is a sticker on the cap that says "matte". (It's under my index finger.) From the first application stroke, I knew something weird was going on here. The formula was abnormally thick and kinda draggy. It needed two coats for full coverage. The texture startled me as the first coat started drying, but at least the application issues made more sense. Once it's on and dry, it looks kinda cool...but it is weird. It reminds me of the textures from the Sinful Colors Race Rubber collection a couple of years back. Those applied well though. Matte polishes can be problematic, so I'm gonna place the blame there. And when I say problematic, well...see for yourself...
For some reason, I couldn't get it to behave on my middle finger. I got a massive clumpy, lumpy mess. Yuck. The second try (first photo) turned out better, but you can still see glitchy little dents and bumps on 3:4 nails. Bleh.
Bottom line: The color itself is gorgeous. The finish is weirdweirdweird, but the texture is fine enough that it smooths relatively easily with topcoat. Application was troublesome.
Did you get this shade or any of the others from this collection? I couldn't find anything about what it might be called or how many there are. I wanna say three, maybe four. I saw some pinks and moved on.
all products in this post were purchased by me