New for Autumn from Models Own is the Velvet Goth Collection: five matt, yet sparkly 2D jewel shades, topped with limited edition velvet lids.
The shades I have are:
- Amethyst - royal purple with fine purple and fuchsia glitter
- Sardonyx - blood red with fine scarlet glitter
- Obsidian - dark charcoal grey with fine silver glitter and medium sized hexagonal holo-ish rainbow glitter
The other two colours, both of which look gorgeous (and remind me of peacocks!) are:
- Absinthe - deep emerald green
- Valerian - rich bottle blue
Designed to be worn matt, the polishes are all densely packed with glitter and highly pigmented, leaving a matt, slightly textured finish which although not quite velvety, doesn’t feel scratchy like some glitters.
Of course I couldn’t resist seeing how these babies would look with a slick of gloss - and I wasn’t disappointed!
Pretty swoony, right? The gloss top coat (Lumos, kindly recommended by Charlotte from Lipglossiping) brought the polishes to life in a way that reminds me of looking through a kaleidoscope!
Here is the full set…
I can’t deny that the velvet lids are a big seller for me - and I think these would make gorgeous gifts. Great to have the option of wearing them either matt or glossy too.
Models Own Velvet Goth polishes* will be £5 each at Boots from 4 September and Superdrug, 25 September.
Which look do you prefer: matt or glossy?