Who is ready to finally see my swatches of the Starlight and Sparkles Mythological Opal collection? I have been on vacation for a week or so...and the prep work for a vacation with two kids is surprisingly intense. I feel bad that I hoarded these swatches for so long, because these are amazing and sparkly and shifty and magical and yesssssssss.
This is mostly going to be a swatch post. This quintet of shining, shifting flake toppers is beautiful enough to be eye-candy without my blathering on. I used one coat of each topper over a plain black cream; except for Phoenix Opal, which was layered over Obsidian. There were no problems with any of the formulas, and I slapped my usual layer of Seche Vite over the top of each one without issue.
Really, if I were left to my own devices...this post would just be a collection of macros. I love how these flakes look up close and at angles. I mean, yeah the polish is pretty anyway...but that shift y'all.
Chimera Opal | one coat
Dragon Opal | one coat
Kelpie Opal | one coat
Phoenix Opal | one coat
Unicorn Opal | one coat
Obsidian | two coats
This is the standard base that one would use if they were going for the looks I showcased above. This is a creamy black with a soft, almost imperceptable shimmer. It reminds me, in person at least, of a darker Chanel Graphite. All the shimmer gets lost in pictures, and I didn't want to waste
the precious it for swatches...so I used my old stand-by mainstream black cream.
Do you have a favorite? I kinda do. I think Chimera Opal is the must-have shade in this quintet. It is just an explosion of rainbows...but then I really like the cool, pacific shifts of Kelpie and Unicorn. You'll have to let me know which one you prefer.