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.


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

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

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

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

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


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