Monday, December 4, 2017

KBShimmer Holo-day Comparisons

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Hello there! As promised, I have comparisons of the newest KBShimmer collection! If you are an avid KBShimmer collector, you may have thought some of these colors look familiar. So I combed through my stash, and while I don't have every KBShimmer, I was able to provide you with some comparisons.

KBShimmer Holo-day Comparisons



Greens: 2 coats: Keep Palm and Carry On (index), Fir Sure (middle), Holy Kale (ring), Spruce Things Up (pinky).  These are very different! Palm and Fir Sure both are linear holos but very different shades of green. Holy Kale has blue shimmer in the holo, which I love. It's my favorite of the 4. Spruce Things Up is more of a microglitter and would probably need 3 coats on my nails.

KBShimmer Holo-day Comparisons

KBShimmer Holo-day Comparisons

In the sunlight, you can see just how different the holos are, in tone and in the actual finish, 
 
KBShimmer Holo-day Comparisons

KBShimmer Holo-day Comparisons

Purples: 2 coats. Come On , get App-y (index and ring), Holo Can You Go (middle and pinky). Holo Can You Go has a lot more blue in it, making it a true blurple. Holo Can You Go also has UCC flakes in it. If you love purple, you'll need both!

KBShimmer Holo-day Comparisons

KBShimmer Holo-day Comparisons

I love the richness. Holo Can You Go isn't as linear since it has the flakies in it.
 
KBShimmer Holo-day Comparisons

KBShimmer Holo-day Comparisons

Reds: 2 coats. Deck the Claws (index and ring), Big Apple of my Eye (middle and pinky). Big Apple needed a third coat for me, since I have opaque nails. But I was keeping it consistent. I really thought these would be too close for comfort, but I was so wrong. Deck the Claws has much much more holo glitter in it. It's also more opaque and not as bright of a red. 
 
KBShimmer Holo-day Comparisons

KBShimmer Holo-day Comparisons

The sparkle is much more evident in Deck the Claws. 
 
KBShimmer Holo-day Comparisons

KBShimmer Holo-day Comparisons

Whites: 3 coats. Up to Snow Good (index and ring). Yeti or Not (middle and pinky). There's no contest on which I love more. The shimmer and smoothness of Up to Snow Good is amazing. My Yeti or Not was very, very thick and difficult to use. I do remember this as textured also, so the thickness didn't help. I did thin it before use, but it really needed to sit with the thinner over night. I love both colors, but the formula of Up to Snow Good is easy, while Yeti is more difficult to apply.  Yeti has more yellow undertones while Snow Good is more grey.

KBShimmer Holo-day Comparisons

KBShimmer Holo-day Comparisons

KBShimmer Holo-day Comparisons

KBShimmer Holo-day Comparisons

Blues: 2 coats. Why So Sirius? (index and ring), Better Lake Than Never (middle), I'm Onyx (pinky).  I had planned to only compane Onyx but once I put on Sirius, I felt I need to add Lake. Lake is obviously much brighter, as it is a turquoise. Sirius has the nice shifty shimmer. Onyx is also a shifter, but it's in a black base.
 
KBShimmer Holo-day Comparisons

KBShimmer Holo-day Comparisons

KBShimmer Holo-day Comparisons

KBShimmer Holo-day Comparisons

I really couldn't find any close to Pour Decisions and Jewels of the Trade. I was asked to do a comp of You're Brew-tiful and In Bare Form, but I apparently don't have In Bare Form! I can tell In Bare Form is much lighter and not as linear though.

I hope these helped you. Are you surprised by any?! I for sure thought some would be so close, but I was wrong! 

The Holo-Day collection is available now for $9.25 each. You can check out my swatches HERE.

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10 comments:

  1. Thank you! I was wondering about Up to Snow Good and Yeti or Not. Definitely both different. I really want Up to Snow Good. And that red!!!! Love.

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    1. They are so so different! You will love Snow Good. It's amazing

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  2. This is a great comparison post! I love having comparisons to reference while shopping.

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    1. It definitely helps if you were on the cusp about some. No dupes here!

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  3. I love comparison posts. They are my favorite.

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    1. They are fun to look at, but take forever, haha

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  4. These comparison posts are so helpful but are so time consuming. Thanks for putting it together--I'm sure all the KBShimmer fanatics are thanking you!

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  5. Snow and Sirius are my picks. They're going on my wishlist. Thanks for taking the time for comparisons.

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  6. I love reading comparison posts 😊

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