MAC Cosmetics salespeople are snooty, some collections have unflattering and way overpriced colors, and in general, they are more about attitude than anything else, but dang! They make a fabulous glitter. The superfine loose glitter below has yielded some amazing frankens. It’s Reflects Antique Gold, and it provides an incredible depth and shimmer.
It doesn’t look like much on, just a superfine goldish shimmer.
But when it’s mixed in with polish, watch out! The franken below is China Glaze Watermelon Rind with a small pea-sized scoop of Reflects Antique Gold. It darkened the base color of the Watermelon Rind and added holoish microglitter to the glass flecks that were already in the polish.
I did like the China Glaze Watermelon Rind color, but it’s not really accuate. It’s too blue and bright for a watermelon. This franken was a closer color, so I tried my first half-moon mani ever. I’m not crazy about them in general, but I thought the watermelon would be a perfect shape.
I painted the pink bits with a pink chrome polish (an ancient Sally Hansen Chrome Nail Makeup) and then painted a white outline. The seeds were done with a Sally Hansen nail art pen, which is almost gone- and I can’t find any here! I’ll have to stock up next time I visit the US. The whole thing is a little wobbly, but it’s a fun mani for a summer day.