Monday, 26 August 2013

Absinthe: Models Own Velvet Goth Collection*

Continuing Models Own Week, this is the second polish swatch of the new Models Own Velvet Goth Collection - described as 'matte yet sparkly at the same time, each shade applies glossy and dries down giving a multi-faceted effect that can be seen but not felt.  Quick drying, and formulated with the finest glitter shapes and sizes, to achieve the ultra smooth sprinkling of sparkle and velvety finish.'

As I said in my post on Sardonyx, the packaging for these polishes is so cute - they have colour-matching fuzzy velvet lids and the usual shape Models Own bottle.  The polishes paint on really easily - they're quite thick, but not really gloopy and they do dry really quickly, which I always love in a polish.  I went for two coats because I like bold colour and no transparency, but you could get away with one if you were pushed for time!

Absinthe is described as a burst of deep emerald green.  It is packed with tiny glitters - green and black in different size glitters, with some hexagonal glitter bigger than in Sardonyx - so when on the nail, the coverage is fantastic and has real depth.  The polish dries matte and pretty smooth (though I wouldn't say completely).  Because it's essentially a glitter polish, it's a bit of a mission to remove - I keep meaning to give the tin foil method a go!

I am a huge fan of this collection - and this is a perfect colour with Christmas coming up - especially if you put a glossy top coat on it to make it really shiny (see last photo below).

Models Own Velvet Goth Collection Absinthe

Models Own Velvet Goth Collection Absinthe

Models Own Velvet Goth Collection Absinthe

Models Own Velvet Goth Collection Absinthe
Macro shot

Models Own Velvet Goth Collection Absinthe
With a glossy top coat

The Velvet Goth Collection is available for £5 each at the Models Own Bottleshops now, online from 2nd September at, Boots from 4th September and Superdrug from 25th September.

Click on these links for the swatches of the rest of the Velvet Goth CollectionSardonyx (red)Amethyst (purple)Valerian (blue) and Obsidian (black).

Do you like the look of the Velvet Goths?  Which one is your favourite?

 *PR sample

1 comment:

  1. I usually love a green, but this one isn't tugging at my heart strings. Great images however and looking forward to seeing your other swatches