If you caught my post a couple weeks ago about the Sinful Colors Limited Edition Almost Famous Collection then you know that this collection is now available at Walgreens. But what you may not know is that this exact collection is also available at Rite Aid, however it goes by a different name:
Sinful Colors Limited Edition Paparazzi Collection
(retail: $1.99 each at Rite Aid)
I'm not sure why this collection goes by two different names, but I'm guessing that each display is "exclusive" to each retailer. But either way, if you haven't had luck finding these polishes at Walgreens, try Rite Aid (if you live in an area that has Rite Aid stores).
Since I finally saw these polishes in person, I thought I'd share some bottle shots, in case you haven't spotted these in person yet. I also wanted to show you swatches of the one shade I purchased from this collection. After seeing these polishes in person, only one shade was a must-have for me, because so many of them remind me of the China Glaze Prismatics and Wet n Wild Be Jeweled polishes I already own. And of course we know that Show Stopping is a dupe for Sally Hansen Strobe Light.
Keep reading for bottle shots and swatches of the shade I purchased from this collection...
And here's Star Dust 1164:
This polish contains purple and pink glitter in an (essentially) clear base. It's very lightly tinted purple:
This polish can be worn as a layering polish or you can apply multiple coats to wear it on its own. For these photos, I used three coats of Star Dust with no base color and no top coat:
In this next photo (taken outside in the shade) you can see on my pinky nail that there is some patchiness. I would say that three coats is good enough coverage to the naked eye, but if you really wanted perfect coverage, four would probably be better:
In person, Star Dust is much more vivid and intense than what I could capture in photos. The pink glitter really sparkles in the light.
This polish does not dry to a matte finish but it is a bit bump (but not as bumpy as I thought it would be). Applying regular top coat to smooth things out isn't going to be enough, as this polish tends to eat top coat. I would suggest applying a layer of thick base coat (like Gelous) first, and then applying a layer or two of top coat to get a really nice, smooth finish.
Do you own any of these LE glitters from Sinful Colors? Thoughts?