Sunday, December 22, 2013
Orly Macabre Masquerade Swatch
When I saw this polish at Sally Beauty, I was debating whether or not I should pick it up. I was attracted by the pretty tiny and colorful sparkles so eventually I gave in and scooped it up.
Macabre Masquerade has a dark shimmery cobalt blue base and it is loaded with small multi-colored glitters. The formula was very thick, almost goopy, and sheer so when I applied the first layer it looked patchy and uneven. To my surprise, the second coat provided opaque coverage though I had to be careful about my brush strokes to distribute the color evenly. I wasn't expecting opacity on the second layer since it was so sheer but I think the thickness of the formula contributed to that. Overall, application isn't the nicest but it's doable.
I think this polish looks like Christmas even without the traditional red and green combo. I also added a clear top over the swatches.