Tonight I have something a little different to show you. I just received Diamond Cosmetics' Fall 09 collection and 2 more of their past colors, and I had a great time trying them on earlier today. I had never heard of this brand until a few months ago, but I must say I am very impressed with the quality and color range, and even better since they only cost $2 (or $2.50 for some colors). They are available online at diamondcosmetics.com. All of the swatches are 2 coats with no base or top coat as I had to hurry up while the sun was shining ;-)
Sweet As Sugar - shimmery blush nude. This is a great nude glitter/shimmer that reminds me of OPI Hollywood Blonde on steroids. Even tho I never wear nudes and sheers, I think this one looks very neat on its own, but I suspect it would be smashing layered over darker colors!
So Berry Sweet - sweet raspberry shade. This is a wonderful bright pink berry creme that was incredibly smooth to apply. The bottle color is most accurate in the pic.
Never So Evergreen - deep forest green with golden shimmer. This is imo the most unique color of the collection, and it is also my favorite! I would say it is a slightly dusty forest green with multitonal gold shimmer, and although slightly thicker than the cremes, it applied very well too. I have nothing in my stash that looks like this :D
Plum Pie In the Sky - deep, rich plum shade with a soft charcoal undertone. The description is right on. This is like a slightly lighter and more dusty OPI Siberian Nights. I think the grey undertone makes it look very sophisticated. The bottle color is more accurate, altho it is still a bit more purple/plum in real life, and the application was good once again.
The Naughty Intern - rich red. This to me is a slightly brownish vampy red creme. It applied really well too, but is just a tad too brown for my skin tone. Vampy girls will love it tho!
Angelic - sheer ivory. Now everybody here knows I almost always wear brights and pastels so this is definitely a color that's out of my comfort zone. To be honest, I don't think I would ever wear it, but putting my personal taste aside, it looks like a nice not-too-streaky offwhite sheer. I think it might also be opaque if using 3 or 4 coats which would give it a completely different look. Please excuse the extremely stained and uneven nails in this pic!
So this is it for the fall collection! I really am digging these colors! Never So Evergreen, Plum Pie In the Sky and Sweet As Sugar (who would have thought!) are my favorites, while I really like So Berry Sweet too. As I've said before, they all applied very (or relatively very) well and were all good to go in only 2 coats which is very rare for me. I now have 2 more colors to show you, and wow are they hot!
Romance. This is a super bright and obnoxious red creme, and it's HOT! Really nothing more to say ;-)
Don't Teal My Heart Away. My favorite by far!!! This color was created for the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (September) and Diamond Cosmetics will be donating a portion of the proceeds from each sale to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition :D Besides that, this is an incredible teal creme and I am in love!
Well that's it for tonight so enjoy and have a great weekend! :D