Hi everyone!! I had a request (sort of; it was more like bouncing ideas off and getting a positive response) to do a comparison between two purple polishes with pink shimmer and lots of depth-- Max Factor Fantasy Fire and Cult Nails Flushed.
The differences are obvious as soon as you start working with them. Index and ring-- Cult Nails Flushed; middle and pinky-- Max Factor Fantasy Fire.
Flushed is a cream based dusky purple with a subtle, slightly duochrome pink to gold shimmer, thin, but opaque in two coats.
Fantasy Fire is a bright violet jelly with a very flashy multichrome pink to gold to green shimmer and looks optimal by itself in four coats.
|clockwise from top: Flushed, Fantasy Fire, Flushed, Fantasy Fire|
The differences in both base color and nature of the shimmers become more apparent when playing with sunlight and angles.
Bottom line-- both polishes are beautiful and unique, dramatic in their own ways, even as they share some basic ideas. To me, Fantasy Fire feels more summer and Flushed feels like fall. They're both worth having. Can you choose a favorite? I can't!
Thank you for reading and have a lovely day!! ♥