- I bought this super matte (and super dry) lipstick by MAC from its LE Proenza Schouler Collection. The case of the lipstick is insanely multichrome and triggered vague memories of an untried KBShimmer Multichrome.
- One of my favorite Blogs - Will Paint Nails For Food link here - started a great initiative last weekend, the nail talk. The first topic was Multi Chromes. I think this is a great initiative and I really enjoyed following all the comments and views (O-M-G - nailpolish talk on Forum level, I cannot believe this) and it brought me to ogle my bottles again.
- I had planned to post a comparison between KBShimmer Pigment my Imagination and Ozotic 504 like at least for eons.
Those of you who read my Blog regularly might have come across the one or the other rambling of mine about NOT layering multi- or duochromes over black but trying different roads. For this comparison I decided to layer both of the contestents over Opi Eurso Euro, a true blurple cream released in last year's spring collection. I applied one medium thick coat of Opi Eurso Euro on all nails and applied two thin coats of KBShimmer Pigment my Imagination on my ring and index.
I thought you might want to see what the base looks when not only put under but also put next to the Multi Chrome (which would be KBShimmer Pigment my Imaginaton in this picture). I find it sort of creates a nice "fond" of a component of Pigment my Imagination to provide a saturated though not overly prominent canvas for the multichromes to play on.
And here you see them now nail next to nail - pinkie and middle: Ozotic 504, ring and index: KBShimmer Pigment my Imagination. I applied two coats of both Pigment My Imagination and Ozotic 504 over Opi Eurso Euro.
(Lenghty) Final thoughts: Let's get this out of the way pronto - to any untrained and many polish-educated eyes KBShimmer Pigment my Imangination and Ozotic 504 look identical. Frankly, I had to nearly heft my eyeball to my nails to observe minor differences (like the finer milled pigments). I even did the ultimate test and walked the planet with the above shown "mani" - not a single soul had the faintest idea, that I am wearing different nailpolishes (I described the miniscule differences I observed in the paragraph above). Bright side: Ozotic 504 will disappear from the surface of earth anytime soon or has already disappeared along with the whole brand (there is certainly more than one Ozotic polish that will be remembered wagging our heads knowingly) Rescue for multi chromes is near, for example KBShimmer Pigment my Imagination is not an exact but even better replica of the original. The finely milled pigments that give it such a unique consistency and the quick drying time are strong arguments to get over any feel of loss sooner than later. Down side: I spent some bucks on something I already owned instead of looking for something more unique.
Note: I know that there are at least two more comparable multi chromes out there - one by ILNP - Cygnus Loop from what I can judge seeing pictures - the other being Dance Legend (probably No 93 Celia) - I own none of them as there is a limit as to how many identical polishes I want to hoard.
Overall: I do miss versatility in multichromes - they always seem to range in the same purple/blue/green area with rare flares into brownish bases like for example Picture Polish Solar or Dance Legend Boo or the even pink leaning Dance Legend Boo. But save us from more Peridot dupes - PLEASE!!! What I could envision would be something with a garnet base, shifting to anything plum/purple or even dark purple for example?
I cannot remember where I got Ozotic 504 from (this soon will be a futile information anyhow). I ordered KBShimmer Pigment my Imagination with Harlow & Co.
What are your thoughts about multi chromes?
I look forward to reading your comments - thanks for stopping by!!!