Make Up Store Siw
Some of you may remember that I mentioned buying some Helmers a couple of weeks ago. Our nearest IKEA is in a town called Trondheim, which is about 2, 5 hours drive from here. Of course, we couldn’t drive all that way and not check out some other stores? So I quickly stopped by Make Up Store and picked up this awesome beauty, Make Up Store Siw.
Siw is a gorgeous baby blue holo, in the same family as Greta (I really have to swatch this again, wow, those pics are awful). Holy cow, is this ever HOLO! It’s one of the coolest holo polishes I’ve ever seen! It looks a little boring, matte and muted when it’s not in the light, but it’s still cute and pretty. But in direct light it just goes BAM and there’s a huge rainbow on your nails! I don’t have any other light blue holos, but from the pictures I’ve seen online, this looks like a lighter version of China Glaze DV8.
I would recommend you don’t wear a topcoat with this one, because it really diffuses the holo effect significantly. I guess I can live with a chippy polish as long as I have that awesome rainbow for a day.
The formula is good, it’s thin, but not runny. It’s a bit tricky to apply, though, because you can’t go over the same spot twice without getting bald spots. That’s not a big problem, it all smooths out with a second or third coat. I’m wearing three coats, but it’s actually opaque after two. And I have to say, I just love the brush in these polishes! It’s a little bit stiffer than most brushes, and I think it gives me much more control when I’m applying the polish.
Big love for this one! I just regret I didn’t get the last two colors as well.
Make Up Store has a wide range of polishes in different colors and finishes, and the holos come in four colors: Greta (silver), Siw (blue), Britt (pink) and Madeleine (beige).
Thanks for looking! Have a nice day.