Happy weekend, lovely readers! :-)
I've got the last of my picks from the China Glaze Tranzitions Collection to share with you today. Shape Shifter is a dark charcoal gray metallic that transforms into a deep purple with top coat.
This is my favorite from the collection! The dark charcoal gray is so deep and mysterious, with a hint of purple around the edges of the nail. The formula is a little thinner than the others in the collection, but two coats is more than enough for opacity. It goes onto the nails smooth and even without any pooling or dragging. In terms of its interaction with a top coat, it has one of the better formulas. With the top coat, it isn't as streaky as some of the others, and the gray to purple shift is surprising and lovely.
The concept of transforming one color into another with top coat is interesting and definitely fun, but I'm not sure I'm totally sold on it. For one thing, if you are someone that prefers top coat with your manicure, then you would not be able to use these colors to their full potential. Also, if you are using these for nail art, you would have to put up with uneven nail surfaces where the art is, since you won't be able to seal in everything with top coat. However, it is still a lovely collection with some beautiful colors, both with and without topcoat.
Let me know what you think of this collection in the comments below. Will you be trying out the colors from this collection or do they not mesh with the way you do your manicures?
You can find Shape Shifter at your local nail salons and at beauty stores such as Ulta and Sally Beauty for a retail price of $7 for 0.5 fl oz.
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