I wanted a smooth, sparkly red for the base color on this one. Of course, there are tons of delightful reds on the market, but being the franken-troll I am, I decided to make one. Here’s MAC Reflects Rust glitter (which is more of a russet red than a rusty brown) mixed in with clear polish. It’s smooth, no clumping and really opaque. The downside is the high price of the MAC glitter and the fact that you will never be able to use up a pot of it in your lifetime. I’m close to finishing one, but a little of this stuff goes a looong way. By the way, MAC is reducing the size of their glitter pots from 7.5 grams to either 3.5 or 4 grams…and charging the same outrageous price ($19.50 if I remember correctly). So if you want some, now might be a good time to buy the remaining larger stock. I won’t be purchasing any more glitter because I thought $20 for 7.5 grams was nuts…I will hardly be paying the same amount for half the product. I think reducing the price when the size was reduced would have been nicer. I doubt a lot of people are going to respond well to this.
Anyway, all that aside, here’s the color:
I make a little pile of glitter the size of two peas and added a teaspoon or so of clear polish to it to get this color. Too much glitter will make it too dense, but this very fine microglitter is more forgiving than larger ones.
This red was a little too Christmassy and I wanted to make something a little more romantic, so I added some tiny ceramic roses and did a quick marbling job:
I doubt these tiny roses are going to stay on all day, but they’re fun while they last.