Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sally Hansen Lustre Shine: The Missing Duo

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.

10 comments:

  1. Oh, you got the scoop! Those are really a bit of a letdown, but no matter! I already have Swanky Silk and Want my Bawdy, so whew, I am good : )

    Thanks, these swatches look great!

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  2. They pretty much should have all been like Lava except I did love Scarab! Lava was the definite standout for me though!

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  3. The blue reminds me of an OPI from the spiderman collection (into the night maybe?)

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  4. Wow, kind of shocking those two are so similar. I don't think my bottle of Swanky Silk ended up that brushstroky, though... or maybe it did and I was too in love with the color? *shrugs* I'll have to check my swatches. lol

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  5. It's a good thing you found these pretties - but wow you cannot tell the difference between Gilt and Swanky Silk...

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  6. Ooh I agree with Natalsie...Azure reminds me of OPI's Into The Night too...pretty :)

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  7. Thanks for the heads up. I have yet to see these at Wam-Lart (where I got the entire old collection). I don't think these are as 'pretty' but to finish out the set I am going to get them.

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  8. The more I see, the more meh I am... good thing we still haven't gotten these polishes in at the drug stores I go to, lol! Thanks for the swatches:)

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