Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Revlon Patent Leather & OPI Turquoise Shatter

I recently purchased OPI's Turquoise Shatter, and was super excited to try it out! I've seen it layered over a lot of yellow shades, and that combination just wasn't for me. I thought that this shatter would love great over a black, or a metallic silver, like OPI's Birthday Babe. I finally decided to layer over a black polish, and the one that I used was Revlon's Patent Leather, from their Dark Pleasures collection.

I purchased this polish probably over 5 years ago, but I'm not sure of the exact year. Patent Leather is a black polish with silver shimmer in it. The shimmer doesn't take away from the darkness of this lacquer, but it does make it a bit more wearable.

I wasn't a fan of Revlon's choice of bottle shape for this collection. I really am a fan of OPI's bottle shape, it's just so classic. This square bottle doesn't fit into the hand very well. The brush was a nice size, and fanned out well. The lacquer was highly pigmented, and was almost a one coater, but I added a second coat to make sure everything was even.

Now onto the shatter! The formula of Turquoise Shatter was great. I found that it didn't shatter as much as the other ones I've used (Black, Red, Silver), but I still loved the  results. Turquoise has shimmers in it, much like Silver Shatter. It isn't just a flat turquoise shade.

One coat of Turquoise Shatter over Revlon's Patent Leather. With topcoat.

Have you tried any of OPI's shatters? What would you like to see Turquoise Shatter layered over?

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