L’Oreal Hidden Gems…

Purchased by Me

Up next from the L’oreal Gold Dust collection I have Hidden Gems. This is another polish I was realllllly looking forward to because of it’s potential awesomeness. It’s now as awesome as I had hoped for but it very interesting looking…

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For the swatch I did two coats over FingerPaints Black Expressionism, ring finger is two coats by itself, plus a thin layer of top coat. Hidden Gems is a teal to purple shimmer duochrome with silver glitters in a black jelly base. I had a suspicion that the duo shimmer wasn’t going to be very noticeable on the nail, which is why  chose to use a black base, and honestly I feel it looks so much better over black than alone. It doesn’t look bad by itself but it seems to lack depth and makes it look very meh. However, over black it’s rich and vibrant, although you don’t see a strong purple shift it is there and looks so pretty. I found it somewhat difficult to photograph because my camera only wanted to show the green shift, I took the last couple of shots indoors near the window so you could better see the purple. Of all the colors in this collection this one (to me) is the least textured. The other colors had that slightly rough glitter texture, this one is almost smooth but you can just barely feel the tiny bumps of glitter.

Overall: I do like this color but I’m not sure it’s a must have, it is different enough from all the other colors out there (especially textures) that it’s worth having but not a “must have” IMO. The formula and application were great and fast dry time.

Price: These retail for about $6.99

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1 Response

  1. anonymous says:

    Keep on working, great job!

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