Glitter Gal Australia recently released a collection of polishes that's basically a duochrome lover's dream come true: an entire line of duochromes that range from sheer to opaque for layering and wearing solo. There's duochromes, transitions and shade shifters, and today I have the Brilliant Shade Shifters to review. The Brilliant shades are:
Glitter Gal Fiery Furnace Brilliant. All of the Brilliant shade shifters have a glittery glass fleck finish with several colors of iridescent particles. Fiery Furnace is an intense mixture of coral, pink, red, orange and gold/yellow. It flashes from a cool-toned pink coral to a warm red and orange multichrome with only slight changes in angle and lighting.
Glitter Gal Last Light Brilliant. This one reminds me of MAC Club eyeshadow in nail polish form. It's a red-toned brown tinted base with heavy silvery blue and green duochrome glass fleck and a red flash over everything.
Glitter Gal Red Night Sky Brilliant. Red Night Sky has a whole lot of different things in it. It's a coral red base with coral, pink, red, orange, blue, green and purple color shift. It shows me a different color every time I look at it.
Glitter Gal Wild Violets Brilliant. Wild Violets shifts from red-toned purple to blue-toned purple and also contains sparks of red, blue, pink and orange and has a pink and orange duochrome sheen on top of everything to add even more color.
The Brilliant Shade Shifters are opaque enough to wear alone, but they are also sheer enough to layer over any other color to create a variety of effects. I've layered each shade at one coat over a plain black creme to show how the color shift changes when layered (some are quite surprising!):
Glitter Gal Red Night Sky Brilliant (one coat) over black
Glitter Gal Wild Violets Brilliant (one coat) over black
These are really amazing. I am both a duochrome and a glitter addict so to me this collection is heaven. They are really spectacular to look at and they're quite different from most duochromes (multichromes, whatever) in my collection. I personally prefer them alone rather than layered, but the effects you can create by layering them over different base colors are pretty cool. If you're looking for something new and different that just makes you go 'wow' when you see it, these might be worth a look. The only flaw I can find with them is the price ($17.95 each), but Glitter Gal imports have always been a bit on the expensive side.
These Glitter Gal Brilliant Shade Shifters came from Ninja Polish (located in the US), but can also be purchased directly from Glitter Gal (located in Australia).
(This was sent for review.)