I love duochromes. Multichromes. Whatever. I love them. A lot. Until I try to photograph them, at least. You should see me spinning in circles with my camera in my hand, tilting back and forth trying to get the angle just right, it's hilarious. And that works, usually, but I still end up taking way too many pictures to capture all the ways the color shifts.
Waaaayyyy back in the day, when I was swatching Sally Hansen Nail Prisms, a bunch of you suggested that I put my hand underwater when photographing duochromes to capture the color shift better, and I was amazed at how well that worked. The only problem was that I found it awkward, what with the water and the lighting and trying to figure out how to hold my hand so it didn't look all mangled and distorted, so I told myself I'd try it again when I had more patience and then kinda forgot about it until a couple of weeks ago.
I thought I'd share a couple of my test pictures because they turned out pretty cool. I'm using a large glass bowl filled all the way with water, and it's still pretty awkward (and my hand looks very weird through the water), but the color came out PERFECTLY. I think I just need more practice.
The polish I'm wearing is I Hit My Bunny Phone by Girly Bits Cosmetics, and it is amazing. A+ mega ultra multichrome that isn't sheer. Can't say enough good things about it. The photos will attest to its amazingness.
(polish sent for review)