Ms. Sparkle's Matte Collection

*Products shown here were provided to me as press samples in exchange for photos and feedback. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Ms. Sparkle is testing out something new to her (and honestly, new to me as well): An entire 12 piece collection of polishes, all with matte bases! I love using matte top coats, but this collection takes care of that step for you! This collection is divided into three subcategories: Flakies, Glitter Crellies, and Plain Shades. Since each of these subcategories has essentially the same formula, I will share my overall thoughts on each group of four together, rather than for each separate polish.

This week, Ms Sparkle is having a site wide sale of 15% off, no code required! That includes these new additions to the shop! Please note I am listing the full retail price here in my blog, not the discounted price. This Matte Collection and many more beauties are available now over at www.etsy.com/shop/MsSparkleBoutique!

The Flakies

"Crazy"

Price: $9.99 for 10ml | $12.96 for 15ml

Description: A UCC flakie polish with a bit of aurora pigment in a clear matte base. Shown here in 3 thin coats with no top coat and gloss top coat.

"Goofy"

Price: $9.99 for 10ml | $12.96 for 15ml

Description: An iridescent flakie polish in a clear matte base. Shown here in 2 coats over black with no top coat & gloss top coat. Also in 2 coats over plum & lilac purples.

"Nutty"

Price: $9.99 for 10ml | $12.96 for 15ml

Description: An iridescent flakie polish in a clear matte base. Shown here in 2 coats over black with no top coat & gloss top coat. Also in 2 coats over olive & lime greens.

"Odd"

Price: $9.99 for 10ml | $12.96 for 15ml

Description: A UCC flakie polish with a bit of holo and fairy dust pigment in a clear matte base. Shown here in 3 thin coats with no top coat and gloss top coat.


Thoughts: The Flakies are definitely my personal favorite of this whole collection! Formula is nice, applied very easily and smoothly. They show little to no streaking, which is probably the biggest problem with matte based polishes. It took each polish about 10 to 15 minutes to dry to a touchable/workable state. I thought this was a very good drying time considering no QDTC was used. When I did use a gloss top coat, these proved to be just as stunning as they are matte.

The Glitter Crellies

"Cloudy"

Price: $9.49 for 10ml | $12.46 for 15ml

Description: A bright blue crelly with orange/tangerine glitters/shreds and micro flakies. Shown here in 3 thin coats with no top coat and gloss top coat.

"Dusky"

Price: $9.49 for 10ml | $12.46 for 15ml

Description: A vivid violet crelly with gold glitters/shreds and micro flakies. Shown here in 3 thin coats with no top coat and gloss top coat.

"Flat"

Price: $9.49 for 10ml | $12.46 for 15ml

Description: A grass green crelly with pink glitters/shreds and micro flakies. Shown here in 3 thin coats with no top coat and gloss top coat.

"Obscure"

Price: $9.49 for 10ml | $12.46 for 15ml

Description: A bright red crelly with green glitters/shreds and micro flakies. Shown here in 3 thin coats with no top coat and gloss top coat.


Thoughts: These all had very easy application in smooth, even coats. I had some slight VNL at 3 thin coats, but overall coverage is nice. Some of these Glitter Crellies definitely show streaks more than others, with "Cloudy" showing the least and "Flat" showing the most. These had very similar drying time to the Flakies, being mostly dried to a touchable/workable state in about 15 minutes. Love these with a gloss top coat as well, as it lets some of the holo glitters sparkle.

The Plain Shades

"Brave"

Price: $9.25 for 10ml | $12.29 for 15ml

Description: A deep red color in a clear matte base. Shown here in 3 thin coats with no top coat and gloss top coat.

"Just"

Price: $9.25 for 10ml | $12.29 for 15ml

Description: A dark green color in a clear matte base. Shown here in 3 thin coats with no top coat and gloss top coat.

"Lad"

Price: $9.25 for 10ml | $12.29 for 15ml

Description: A deep purple color in a clear matte base. Shown here in 3 thin coats with no top coat and gloss top coat.

"Steel"

Price: $9.25 for 10ml | $12.29 for 15ml

Description: A black color in a clear matte base. Shown here in 3 thin coats with no top coat and gloss top coat.


Thoughts: These definitely apply, build opacity, and wear more like jellies than crellies. I found application of them to be very easy and controlled. Like some of the Glitter Crellies above, these did have some light to moderate visible streaking. "Brave" proved to be the most opaque or pigmented of these four, while "Just" was the most sheer and jelly-like. Cuticle clean-up or touch-ups can sometimes be difficult with black or red polishes, but these had very easy clean-up with no cuticle staining. I did run across the occasional tiny speck or clump, like those that can be found in some matte top coats. However, of the total of 12 coats used to apply these four polishes, I only ran across a few of these tiny specks, so they were not a big issue.

This week, Ms Sparkle is having a site wide sale of 15% off, no code required! That includes these new additions to the shop! Please note I have listed the full retail price here in my blog, not the discounted price. This Matte Collection and many more beauties are available now over at www.etsy.com/shop/MsSparkleBoutique!


*Products shown here were provided to me as press samples in exchange for photos and feedback. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

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