Back in early October, I swatched the six colors of Sally Hansen Lustre Shine that were in the display when it first came out, and mentioned that I would probably get the missing two colors when they appeared. When I shared the display itself in this display post, I thought one of the mystery colors would be purple, because there was a purple finger on the model on the display. There was not a purple. I found the whole line of eight at Meijer in the core display, and the two I didn't have were Azure, a blue, and Gilt, a champagne.
I'm guessing that Azure is the one that looked purple on the model; it's a cool-toned, purple-leaning blue. I used two coats for these swatches, no topcoat. It's just a tiny bit brushstrokey, but not so much that I felt tempted to take a sponge and try applying it that way. I couldn't get much of a duochrome effect out of this one. Sometimes, at odd angles, I could convince myself I saw hints of navy or blurple.
Gilt showed both more brushstrokes and more duochrome than Azure; it was also a two-coater. The rosy champagne gold base color shifts to a greenish gold.
That gold to green shift may look familiar to some of you; it's the same one we saw when I swatched Maybelline Pink Cosmo. I compared that Maybelline to China Glaze Swanky Silk; in their bottles, Swanky Silk and Gilt look like identical twins wearing different outfits.
On the nail, still identical. Left to right below: Gilt, Swanky Silk, Gilt, Swanky Silk.
Yeah, I definitely don't need both of these. The China Glaze is going to have to go because I don't have any other ones from that collection, and I like to keep complete collections when I can.
Sorry to say, Sally, I am disappointed in these. I wish they'd had a finish like Lava—that's the star of Lustre Shine as far as I'm concerned.