Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer is one of those brands that I’ve seen around forever and just never got around to trying out yet. So when she recently approached me about reviewing her Spark In The Dark collection, I was excited to finally get a chance to see what the brand was all about!
The Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Spark In The Dark collection releases in her shop on 01/12 at 3:30 PM EST and consists of 7 shades in the main collection along with another addition to her sirens line and a re-release of last year’s winter collection LE. I used Out The Door top coat for the photos below (even the ones that dried satin, oops- didn’t realize that until it was too late!).
I had no formula issues with any of these- to be honest, I was a bit nervous about this review as the information came with a disclaimer that the polishes are designed to be opaque in 1-2 coats and may need to be thinned to your desired consistency. I took that and read between the lines that the formula may be really thick or gloopy but I was VERY pleasantly suprised, these were all wonderful! The glitters are a touch thicker than the rest but that’s normal and I wouldn’t even call them thick, just a typical easy-applying glitter formula. Also, most of the ones I did two coats of I really could have stopped at one. Let’s take a look!
From the maker:
“The full set will cost $67 (full size bottles) | $37 (mini bottles), and the set will include all eight bottles of polish. For individual full size bottles, the holographics and shifters will be $12 and the cremes, flakies, shimmers, glitters, and microglitters will be $8.50. The individual mini bottles will cost $6 for the holographics and shifters and $5 for the cremes, flakies, shimmers, glitters, and microglitters.”
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Never Danced Like This Before is described as a blurple holo with teal shimmers. Two coats. This is gorgeous but although I wouldn’t quite call it a blurple, personally- it stops just short at a dark blue.
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Wanna Fall In Love Tonight is described as a red-leaning purple with delicate golden red shimmer that dries satin (but I preferred it with top coat, so that’s how I showed it here). Two coats.
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer The Years Have Been Short is described as a jelly base tinted slightly white with white microglitter, silver reflective beads, blue/purple iridescent microglitters, strong blue shimmer, and a smattering of various shades of blue microglitters. Two coats, dry time was a bit slow. I think this might have been my favorite! It’s strange to describe- although it’s sheer in that you can see your nailbed at two coats, with the base slightly tinted white it gives it a really pretty look and doesn’t look sheer….if that makes any sense at all.
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Bound To The City Life is described as a dark teal jelly with purple, navy, red, green, and silver holo microglitters. Two coats.
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer She’s Electricity is described as a hot pink holo with pink and aqua shimmers and purple-blue iridescent microglitters. Two coats.
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer It’s Almost After Midnight is described as a medium-dark grey creme with strong blue shimmer and blue flash. Two coats. Also, I had originally taken macros of all of these when I first got my new lens and was still playing around with finding a style…I ended up re-taking most of the ones in this post later on but realized too late I’d left this shade out, so sorry it’s different than the others!
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Counting Down Until I See You is described as a Light pink microglitter with accents of gunmetal and silver reflective beads. Two coats.
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Hypothermia is described as a purple holo with purple shimmers. This is a free gift with purchase of the full Spark in the Dark Collection ONLY. It will NOT be available on its own. Two coats. This dried a little more grey on the nail than I was expecting from how it looked in the bottle- it looks a lot different on me than a lot of other swatches I’ve seen, too, more of a steel blue than purple. I don’t know if it’s just my skin tone or what (maybe not, it also looked different in every lighting situation), but it’s pretty!
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Sirens Are Made For Water, Not Snow is described as a blue creme with satin finish and strong purple flash. This is the next polish in the numbered limited edition Siren Series, and it will only be restocked on the 12th. Not a part of the Spark in the Dark Collection. Two coats.
Overall, this is a really great first impression of the brand for me and I can definitely recommend it. The standouts in the collection for me are the holos and the glitters for sure. Again, this collection releases 01/12 so be sure to set yourself a reminder if you want to pick some of these up!
What do you think of this collection? Have you tried anything from this brand before? Which of these shades is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!
|Mugen is…being cute and curious!|