Face of Australia just released their latest limited edition nail polish collection, Glitterati. After seeing swatches on Lab Muffin, I knew I needed all 8 polishes. I haven't seen these in Priceline yet, but I stumbled across a display in Kmart yesterday.
The Glitterati collection is comprised of 5 glitter topcoats and 3 milky based glitters.
Dancing Queen is made up gold and black hexagonal glitter. The gold has a slight green/olive tinge. The glitter applies every evenly.
Studio 54 is a coppery rose gold glitter. It contains small hexagon's and fine dust. It's quite dense, probably dense enough to wear alone in 4-5 coats.
Saturday Night Fever
Saturday Night Fever is a rainbow glitter containing small and large hexagons as well as squares. I have lots of similar polishes (OPI Rainbow Connection, Hello Darling Confetti and Australis Fairy Bread to name a few), but this is the only one to contain square glitter pieces.
Lookin' For Some Hot Stuff
Lookin' For Some Hot Stuff contains fine red dust glitter, black, red, pink/purple hexagons and a smattering of white bars. It's almost dense enough to wear alone, it might get there in 4 coats.
Made up of red, blue and pink hexagons in assorted sizes, Disco Inferno bears a resemblance to OPI's recent release Polka.com. This was the only polish that needed the glitter dabbed on to achieve an even result.
Boogie Wonderland is loaded with small orange, purple, blue and pink hexagons, large silver hexagons and blue, green and silver bars, in a very pale blue base. It's opaque in 3 thin coats.
Heart Of Glass
Heart Of Glass contains a lot of small pink and purple squares and hexagons, large magenta hexagons, large red squares and hearts and small silver bars, all in a pale pink base. I had to go digging for the larger glitter pieces, and I haven't managed to get a heart on my brush yet, but don't think I've given up!
Funky Town is made up of blue, black and silver hexagons in a cornflower blue base. The subtlest glitter in the collection, the opaque base hides a lot of the glitter but the result is still very pretty.
I always do a few layers of glitters for maximum sparkle. All the swatches above are of 3 layers, plus one layer of Seche Vite.
Once again, I'm really impressed with Face of Australia's nail polishes. I was wowed by the last limited edition release, the Pretty Pastels collection, and I'm wowed by Glitterati as well! I love a good glitter polish and have a pretty big collection of them, but almost all of these are unique to me. I'm sure indie polish enthusiasts will know of some dupes, but this collection is much more interesting than anything I've seen from other drugstore and mainstream brands.They all apply really well. A lot of glitter polishes, especially cheaper ones, are thick and goopy, but these are all thin and very easy to layer.
I'm really glad I got all 8 polishes, especially as I'm sure this collection will sell out super fast, but there were a few standouts for me. I love the black and gold combo of Dancing Queen, the coppery Studio 54 makes a nice change from silver and gold glitters and I'm excited by the uniqueness of Boogie Wonderland and Heart Of Glass. I think this collection might be the push I needed to start exploring some indie nail polish brands.
I bought these for $4.75 each at Kmart. I think they retail for $4.95 elsewhere.
Do any of the FOA Glitterati polishes catch your eye? Any recs for indie polish brands?