Friday, 4 January 2013

Purple Ombre - Take 2

After wearing yesterday's purple ombre (click here to see) for a day, I decided to make this matte.
purple ombre matte 1
I used a coat of Rimmel Pro Matte Topcoat. I really like this topcoat, it's lovely and smooth and dries quickly and lasts well. By the way, I also have Essie's Matte About You, and it's rubbish! Mine dries to a chalky white streaky mess with powdery residue everywhere - has anyone else seen this?  I'm assuming I've got a duff bottle, or that something's gone wrong somewhere. I wonder if it's rescueable?
purple ombre matte glitter 1
After wearing these matte for a bit (I really like how they look) I added OPI's Piroutte My Whistle, the lovely subtle silvery white glitter from the New York City Ballet collection. I then mattified that as well, just because I felt like it.
purple ombre matte glitter 2
What do you think?  What's better - glossy? Matte? Matte glitter?

 

9 comments:

  1. I love matte glitter - I don't know what it is but I just think it looks great! I've got a matte topcoat that was in a set from H&M which I like, and I think I'll give the Rimmel one a go too :-)

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    1. There's definitely something different about matte glitter, isn't there?

      The Rimmel matte coat is excellent as far as I can tell. I only have my rubbish Essie to compare it to, but it works every time and feels lovely and smooth.

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  2. I love matte glitter, and purple's my favourite colour, so this gets a big thumbs up from me :-)

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  3. I'm still slightly unsure about matte nails. I don't know if it's coz high gloss is so ingrained in me, or some irrational worry about the wear, but I can't bring myself to do it. Milky polishes always get biro marks with me, and I kind of expect matte to do the same, do they? (that said, I saw a tip about getting biro marks off with hairspray)

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    1. Biro marks? Not that I'm aware of. Is that a thing?

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    2. It's a me thing. Definitely a thing with milky polishes, and I'm just odd.

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  4. I just bought some Rimmel Matte for the first time this week so this is a very timely post for me! I'll definitely give this mani a go. I love everything about it!

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    1. Yay! Let me know how you get on! And thank you!

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