Gotta keep showing you lovely ladies something different all the time so I present to you another experiment: using a sparkly foil polish to do a gradient. I initially saw this idea on one of the bigger blogs (can't remember which, dammit) and had to try it for myself.
First up, I added two coats of Revlon Midnight Affair, a nice, if unexciting midnight blue followed by a coat of Seche Vite, cos I'm impatient. Next, using a makeup sponge, I sponged a layer of Orly Lunar Eclipse from the Cosmic FX collection three quarters of the way down my nail. Finally, I added another coat, this time of Galaxy Girl, to the tips to get that extra colour pop. Man, did this come out pretty. The sparkly glass foils make for a really interesting, subtle gradient. The duochrome in the polishes just made it so interesting to look at.
The Verdict: Yep, foil gradients are awesome, definitely using them more. On their own the Cosmic FX polishes are tricky to work with as they're very sheer but as a gradient? Perfect.
I love this technique!ReplyDelete