Thursday, August 18, 2011

Borghese Stellare Notte

Stellare Notte was only my second or third Borghese polish purchase but it immediately became my number one favorite Borghese shade and no other color has come close to challenging that position. The reason for that is obvious: Stellare Notte is stunning. Stellar, even. But hard to photograph...

Borghese Stellare Notte. This polish is so dark that it's hard to get the colors to show up bright enough to be obvious in pictures, but if you view them full size you might get a better idea of how the shimmer shifts colors. The multichrome effect is obvious in person, especially in the right lighting. Anyway. The main color in Stellare Notte is is a dark, shimmery charcoal. Depending on the lighting, I see charcoal with teal duochrome or charcoal with purple duochrome when viewing the polish head-on. Changing the angle allows me to see both the peacock teal and pink-purple colors at the same time, along with green and gold highlights at an extreme angle. It is more duochrome in the bottle than it is on the nail, though the look of it on the nail is awesome enough to not let that disappoint me.

The formula is sort of runny and the brush in my bottle doesn't seem to be that signature Borghese duo-brush style. It looks like a regular OPI Pro-Wide with a faint split in the middle instead of the super-wide two brush Borghese setup. The drying time is long and the polish chips within a day every time I wear it, but I don't care because it's so gorgeous.

This one reminds me a little of GOSH Purple Heart, but they're not identical.



20 comments:

  1. It's also a dupe for Laura Mercier's Caviar Dreams!

    xo
    Sara

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  2. My bestie snagged this one while browsing through the random piles of stuffs at Ross about a year ago. It's MUCH prettier in person!

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  3. I think I'll wear this one next, I love it :)

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  4. I have this color & I really like it. Even my mom liked it on me and she usually hates anything too funky.

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  5. Nice! I just picked up this color from Ulta for only $4 earlier this month. Haven't tried it yet, but looking forward to it now! Thanks!

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  6. I love this one! First nail polish I justified paying over $5 for.

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  7. WOW! It looks stunning! Would look great on winter nails!

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  8. Lol I'm wearing this today! I'm glad I didn't post a swatch the same day as you, yours are much better <3 Love this color too!

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  9. This is a nice one - but if it's been out a yr or more - no way to find it now. I also only have 2 Borgehese bottles in my stash - usually they are too watery. I only got my 2nd bottle just last week when I found a blue/teal that would help me rotate for Teal Toes in Sept coming up for Ovarian Cancer Awareness all month.

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  10. I bought a Borghese polish once. The brush was so horrific that I refuse to purchase another until something changes ... in the mean time I am happy to just stalk this polish every time I go to CVS.

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  11. I layered this with NYC Love Letters the last time I wore it and the duochrome was even stronger. Best layer manicure ever!

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  12. Oh thanks for the swatch. If it is a dupe for Cavier Dreams like the first commenter said, I def. need this in my collection.

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  13. That looks smashing! I only have a few minis. I never seem to look for these.

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  14. That is truly gorgeous. Kind of - just kind of - reminds me of Cuckoo for this color. The shimmer and how dark it is looks similar.

    I've followed you from afar for a long time, but have recently decided to start commenting as well! Woho :)

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  15. That is beautiful! I love a duo-chrome shimmer.

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  16. I don't like paying 48 for Borgese - but if it's on sale - OK. I love a lot of their shades - but every one is pretty watery formula. I have to work carefully with this brand doing a mani/pedi. I only pick it up because of some of the shades. They have a great green/gold out right now that I like more than the hyped Chanel Peridot. it's not as heavy on the gold as is Peridot which I did not like about the Peridot.

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