Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wheel I8: Glitters from Matesse Elite and Milani

I grouped these two brands together because the bottles are similar. That's a more solid rationale than I often have when I pull together a multi-brand glitter wheel.



(coats as noted below, plus clear topcoat; some could have used another layer of clear)

1. Matesse Elite Je Taime (3 coats) [I like how this can be built up or used for topper]
2. Matesse Elite Seduction (3) [so pretty]
3. Matesse Elite Mon Amour (3)
4. Matesse Elite Passion (3) [subtle but still interesting because it's not all one color of glitter]
5. Matesse Elite Embrasse Moi (3)
6. Matesse Elite Baise Moi (3) [a fun multi]
7. Matesse Elite Amour de Ma Vie (3)
8. Matesse Elite Graphite Shimmer (3) [feel like the base buries the glitter too much]
9. Milani One Coat Glitter Silver Dazzle (2) [definitely a Zoya PixieDust ancestor]
10. Milani One Coat Glitter Pink Flare (2)
11. Milani One Coat Glitter Lavender Fizz (2)
12. Milani One Coat Glitter Twinkle (3)
13. Milani One Coat Glitter Red Sparkle (2) [version 2; the original didn't have the gold]
14. Milani Jewel FX Red (3)
15. Milani Jewel FX Hot Pink (3) [wish the red has the scattering of holo, too]
16. Milani Jewel FX Fuchsia (3) [I'd call this magenta, but whatever]
17. Milani Jewel FX Lavender (3)
18. Milani Jewel FX Lavender (3) [version 2; though maybe this is 1 and the other is 2; definitely they should not have the same name]
19. Milani Jewel FX Teal (3)
20. Milani Jewel FX Teal (2) [not sure this is different enough to be considered version 2, but it's definitely denser glitter and seems to have more holo in the mix]

Bottles 1 through 5:



6 through 8:



9 through 12:



13 through 16:



17 through 20:





















Destash notes: Looking at the Matesse Elite ones, I'm feeling like I want to buy more of those, not get rid of them. If pushed a little, I could let go of 8, since it's my least favorite. If pushed a lot, I could also destash 3 and 5. As for the Milanis, I don't need both 19 and 20; I'd keep 20 since it's got a better glitter payoff. 14 is plain and not unique in my stash, so that could go, too.

6 comments:

  1. I've never tried Matesse Elite. They have some fun glitters.

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  2. Oh wow some really gorgeous glitters here :-D

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  3. Many pretties, 5 and 20 are my favourites.

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  4. Even if I rarely wear dense glitter I see many beautiful ones, 5 and 12 are my favorites!

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  5. Nice nail polishes! I like very much 3, 10 and 11 :D :D

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