Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Shimmer Glass Review


I've been using this for a while, not sure if you can tell from the pics that the bottle is about 80% full.  I wanted to try it in several settings before the review.  I found that this is great for smoothing out glitters and taking pictures!  It is not glossy, so when I take the pictures I don't get a glare.  Therefore, it is perfect for my Shimmer swatches.  In fact, lately I've been using it for most of them, you can check the Layering Order.  The finish is somewhat rubbery, so I wouldn't recommend it for cremes.  In these pics I did use a creme so that you can see it better.  Unfortunately, it doesn't dry fast, so I wouldn't rely solely on this as a topcoat.  Like I said, it smooths out the gritty (sandpaper) feel of glitters, so that is mainly what I would use it for.  Worth checking it out, because it is non-thickening and most importantly, non-shrinking edit: it is now shrinking in the Summer, as of 8/6/13.  It retails for $10 so if you are already paying $8 or so for Gelous, it's definitely worth a try.  A word of advice, it doesn't play nice with Hong Kong Girl Topcoat, but I've tried it with Seche Vite, Poshe, Deborah Lippmann, Barielle, and other topcoats and it was great.

Where to order: color chart here

Layering Order:
2 coats OPI Tickle My France-y
1 coat Shimmer Glass Topcoat