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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Glitter Unique, Color Shifting Flake Swatches

It's been a busy couple weeks for me but I managed to squeeze in some picture taking of the super beautiful color shifting flakes from Glitter Unique that I was lucky enough to get for Mothers Day. There are 13 colors altogether, too many to fit into one (good) photograph but I did get them in groups of three though so you'll still get to see how they compare to each other. I'll list them here in color order.

Orange/Pink/Gold
Violet/Green/Pink/Gold
Fuchsia/Copper/Lime
Purple/Lime/Copper/Pink
Red/Gold/Green
Red/Pink/Gold/Green
Pink/Gold/Green
Lime/Copper/Blue
Blue/Green/Gold
Purple/Blue/Green
Aqua/Purple/Pink
Green-Blue/Fuchsia/Gold
Blue-Violet/Pink/Gold

The individual flake size (particle or micron size if you prefer) varies from one color to the next but...
Blue-Violet/Pink/Gold, Pink/Gold/Green and Violet/Green/Pink/Gold come in at the "smallest", 750 micron which is still quite large.
Aqua/Purple/Pink, Green-Blue/Fuchsia/Gold, Orange/Pink/Gold and Red/Pink/Gold/Green are 1250 micron.
Blue/Green/Gold, Fuchsia/Copper/Lime, Lime/Copper/Blue, Purple/Blue/Green, Purple/Lime/Copper/Pink and Red/Gold/Green are the largest at 2000 micron.

All are priced the same at $9.50 a gram, $58.00 for a 1/4 oz and $105.00 for 1/2 oz. For personal use, I found 1 gram to be sufficient, plenty to make the one bottle I did and have some left over for at least one or two more.

My photos are the usual way I swatch them, a single black nail stick but if you'd like to see a full-hand manicure, photos (not mine) are available on the website.

Orange/Pink/Gold, Violet/Green/Pink/Gold, Fuchsia/Copper/Lime

Purple/Lime/Copper/Pink, Red/Gold/Green, Red/Pink/Gold/Green

Pink/Gold/Green, Lime/Copper/Blue, Blue/Green/Gold

Purple/Blue/Green, Aqua/Purple/Pink, Green-Blue/Fuchsia/Gold

And for consistency, Aqua/Purple/Pink and Green-Blue/Fuchsia/Gold again with the last, Blue-Violet/Pink/Gold

The next set of photos are individual shots but two of each one. The reason for this is that during the first set, I was wearing a bright blue shirt and had a red lid sitting on the opposite side (top photo) and both of those reflected on the nail. Some were also blurry so I re-photographed them (bottom photo).

Orange/Pink/Gold


Violet/Green/Pink/Gold


Fuchsia/Copper/Lime


Purple/Lime/Copper/Pink


Red/Gold/Green


Red/Pink/Gold/Green


Pink/Gold/Green


Lime/Copper/Blue


Blue/Green/Gold


Purple/Blue/Green


Aqua/Purple/Pink


Green-Blue/Fuchsia/Gold
(blurry but I needed the 1st photo)


Blue-Violet/Pink/Gold


Comparing these to the Ultra Chrome Chameleon flakes (you can see them here), there are a few differences other than the price but both types have good color shift. The CSF flakes are white/transparent with a larger particle size in general and do seem a bit more vibrant than the UCCs- but I can't say if that's because they're larger or simply due to the difference in material type. The UCC flakes are smaller (though there are also "Mega" UCC flakes too) with more of a metallic surface coloring than white or transparent and seem to provide better all-over coverage. For instance, I painted my sunglasses frames with the UCC flakes and it required less coats to get the same impact.

I'm actually curious as to how the two would look together in a bottle of polish because the color range of each line of flakes is similar. I may have to test that. -MK

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