Sunday, July 14, 2013

Color Show Holographics?

Hello! I see we have come to the end of the weekend :Super sad face: 
At least I got all my laundry done. i.e. it made it from my room, to the washer, then to the dryer, then back into my hamper. 
I hate folding.
Least favorite thing. Ever.

So a weekend or so ago, I spotted a new Color Show Display in CVS that boasted 

I love holo's and I am not kidding you when I spotted this over the top of the aisle from half way across the store. Upon closer inspection, after bounding over to the display, was what Maybelline really meant by "Holographic", was "Duochrome". Maybe.

Often, Holos are blah indoors--so I still had hopes. I picked up the one that looked the least duo-chromey and after purchasing, held it up to the sky like a talisman. Total Holo dud.
Oh well, it's still pretty. This is Blue Blaze.

Maybelline describes this line on their website as 'color-morphing'. Blue Blaze appears to be a light denim blue in the bottle, but on the nail it leans towards a dusty purple.

I really didn't see too much shift, but you can tell in these photos is does appear to be a lighter shade in some lights, and can be a bit darker in others.

Shown here is 2 coats, base coat, but no top coat. Built up nicely in 2 coats, despite the first one being a little sheer.

Overall, this was not a holo, and I wouldn't exactly say it is a duo chrome either, but I do like the shade!

I am totally in to duochromes lately and I think Carpe Noctem Cosmetics spoiled us with some beautiful ones. See those HERE and HERE.
If you are on the lookout for some branded duochromes, Revlon has some pretty ones out in their Chameleon collection! 
Check out one of my swatches HERE.

Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. I wondered about these when I saw them in Walgreen's. Glad to know that I made the right decision leaving them on the shelf. The great indie makers have spoiled me for holo goodness!


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