Monday, 26 April 2010
Oh no she didn’t! Yes, she did: another post of Collection 2000 ‘Dazzling Glam Crystal Gel Liners’ Glitter Liners. If you live in the UK, you probably have had those for about 10 years and are bored to death with it. I was directing an American friend of mine on my blog earlier on this week and I was checking the names of the shades, I wanted to die in shame as my swatches were very poor. So, to the risk of boring my British followers, I’d thought I’d do ahead and try to swatch them better. This post is going to be picture heavy (read: serious overdose) so you might need to put the kettle on while all this is loading.
If my maths are good, there are 14 eyeliners in total in the Glam Crystals range. I own 9 of them, but I went ahead and taken swatches of the 5 I didn’t have to make this post as thorough as possible.
Why do I own so many? Well, I just love them. They add a instant bit of sparkle, and a vibrant pop of colour to your eye makeup. Whenever I wear them, I always get a compliment and whenever someone wears them, my eyes are just drawn to it. I was bit a sceptical before buying my first one as I remember having been let down the much more expensive and much less pigmented Urban Decay Heavy Metal glitter liners. The collection 2000 brush might be a tinge too big and fiddly to use a first, but the great thing is that it offers great colour pay off at first stroke, where I would have needed to apply 3 coats of Urban Decay liner (and wait in between each coat to dry) to see anything happening.
So is it all good? Anything negative at all to say about them? Nearly. The glam crystals are very long lasting, but some colours are too long lasting for their own good and will stain a little on bare skin. The offenders are POW, LE FREAK, SHAKE IT UP.
So here is my little collection:
As you can see from the close up pictures, the liners differ in size of glitter. The chunkiest in this little swatch is POW (middle) but its application is the same as the others. The green is called PIZZAZZ, which reminds me of a ‘Christmas Green’ and is not stocked everywhere. There is another green called SPANDEX, which is more of a apple green. I do not own it but I’ve taken a swatch of it from a tester and posted it at the bottom of this post.
Hoping I have not slowed your computer down too much with the overload of pictures, below swatches of the 5 remaining liners. I do not own any of these , but I might be tempted to buy SPANDEX. I hope you liked this post. I had fun making it :) x