Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Makeup Wars - Holiday Metallics


Makeup Wars is back. This time we are bringing you our favorite holiday metallics. That could mean anything from nail polish to lipstick to eyeliner to eyeshadow to...well...any beauty item with a metallic look to it.  As much as I like to think I have a lot of "cool" makeup, I went through my collection and well, most of it, is taupe.  Big surprise, right?  But I wanted to feature a metallic item that hasn't been featured before on the blog.  Sure I could have just re-posted about the Bobbi Brown Chrome Eyeshadow in Pewter, or perhaps focused on Inglot eyeshadow P448, Maybe I could have re-done the post about Hourglass Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss in Siren, a metallic red, since the lip picture look so awful or maybe I should have re-featured Milani Lip Flash in Hot Flash, yet another red metallic.  But why re-hash old stuff when I can BUY NEW STUFF!!!  Especially NEW NAIL POLISH!  Hellooo!!! I love buying new nail polish.  I also love buying metallic nail polish. After duochrome nail polish, metallic is my favorite finish.  So today I bring you....



Taa Daa!

This set of mini nail polish trios comes in glamorous golds with rich metallic finishes and textures.


According to Sephora this set was inspired by Pantone’s 2013 Plus Series Metallic Book.  Apparently, this season is all about the rich gleam of rose gold, the chilled shine of silver, and the fiery glow of bronze. (so of course I get gold, I'm so unfashionable).  The nail polishes are limited-edition and "...are packaged in complementary trios, combining beautiful shades with eye-catching finishes: metallic, sparkle, and metallic-matte."  You can use each color separately or you can combine them.  I chose to use one all on it's glorious metallic-y own and then combine the other two. However You could combine all three as one of the shades (Latte) is sheer enough to work over the solid metallic (Olive Gray).  Of course I already own several metallic nail polishes.  two of which are like a mirror finish, but  couldn't resist this sweet little trio.  I might have to go back and buy the ones in Silver and Red too!  (I'm a sucker)

So without further ado....

Sephora + Pantone Universe Olive Gray

This opaque metallic is beautiful. It's my favorite in the set. It is nearly opaque in one coat. This finish is so reflective and mirror like I almost did a little dance when I first applied it.  This photo is shown without a clear top coat.  The ONLY thing I didn't like about this polish was the brush. It was a little too fluffy and a little too floppy.  That wasn't the case with the other two polishes in this set, so I believe it is a quality control issue.  But I managed to still do a half decent job getting an even coat with NO streaks! (Streaks are the bane of my existence when it comes to frost and metallic finishes)



Sephora + Pantone Universe Latte with Starfish accent nail.



Latte is more of a glass fleck metallic. It is fairly sheer and I believe would look awesome layered over Olive Gray. Sadly I didn't think of doing this until I was half asleep. (That's when all my best ideas come to me)  In the picture above is two coats with no clear top coat.  One coat was sheer and because the polish leveled itself pretty well there were no streaks.  This is a very pretty and delicate nail polish. The brush was fine in this bottle.



Sephora + Pantone Universe Starfish on ring finger and thumb



Gold Glitter is the idea here. It's fairly large hexagonal glitter that seems to layer quite nicely, however one coat and this will give a nice, sparse all over glitter look to the nail.  Here I applied it rather heavy, but didn't have problems with the glitter dragging or making bare spots as I reapplied. I'm sure you could apply this on all your fingers, but I feat that the small bottle may be used up quickly. 

All in all I found the application of these nail polishes easy.  The formula was a good consistency (not too thin, not too thick). The drying time was fairly quick too. (without a top coat). I cannot attest to the longevity of the wear with these polishes as I seriously got them last night, but so far so good.  The trio retails for $18 USD and s sold exclusively at Sephora.  The polishes are 0.22 fl oz each, which is smaller than the average 0.40 fl oz of regular sized polishes.  What do you think?  Will these be on your holiday wish list?

Now check out the 14 other fabulous bloggers with their favorite holiday metallics. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!




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25 comments:

  1. Those are beautiful polishes, but wtf at the names . . . olive grey???

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    1. LOL> Yeah. and Olive Gray is my fave color of the trio. They are named after specific Pantone Colors. They all have their own unique name and Pantone color ID. Oh and it bugs me that they spelled it Gray and not Grey. I have no idea why.

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  2. Metallic nails don't work but me but ohhhhh my LAWDY I want that gold glitter.

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    1. Metallic nails work for EVERYONE! You just haven't found the right color...yet! The gold glitter is nice...but gold glitters are a dime a dozen. I bet you can find one for cheap at the drugstore.

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  3. I actually bought this the other day because it was sparkly and I'm an addict. lol However I think it may go to my sister because trying to get glitter off my nails is annoying.

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    1. Noooo! Don't give it away. Read my Easy Glitter Nail Polish Removal Tutorial and you'll never suffer with removing the stuff again! I promise!

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  4. Those are beautiful golds. I love your accent nails!

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  5. what gorgeous crushed gold texture!

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    1. Thanks! That gold glitter is pretty awesome!

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  6. I haven't seen these sets yet! I think Latte is my fave. Very pretty holiday mani!

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  7. Whoa!!! Those are some pretty metallic-y nails. I never really rock golds but this looks gooooorgeous. Darn you and your convincing ways, Sith.

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    1. You could rock gold, but if you like there is a silver set just like the gold one. Hint Hint!

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    1. Thanks1 I love it too! I can't stop staring at my nails!

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  9. I adore that full on gold glitter! Amazing! I wish there was a Sephora in the UK :( xo

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    1. I know, what the heck is up with that anyway? Sephora would make a killing if they expanded to the UK. :-(

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  10. I love how these look on you. The Pantone collection is always great! I love their shadows, especially!

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    1. Thanks! I am finding something from each Pantone collection that I "need" and that may not be a good thing!

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  11. Gorgeous! Starfish has my name on it for sure!!! Love these gold shades!

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  12. I swear my mouth dropped open when I saw the picture of the set. That is stunning. I can't wait for the next VIB discount. This is on my list.

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  13. I WANT! Love the accent nail in glitter.

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  14. Love the look of this. I just started making polish and have been working on some hex glitter metallics like this. Although it would be much cheaper and easier for me to just buy sets like this one, lol!

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