I was intending on reviewing both this and the ‘Luna Love’ shade in the same range but I made the mistake of applying ‘Total Eclipse’ first and I ain’t removing this for nobody! The Space Dust collection is new from Rimmel and is a line of textured glitters, similar to the OPI Liquid Sands or Barry M’s Royal Glitters. There are 5 colours in the range and they cost £3.99 (currently in the Boots 3 for 2 too).
‘Total Eclipse’ is a black/green base with very finely milled green glitter running through it. Inside we have Rimmel’s brilliant rounded corner, thick brush which makes application a dawdle. The polish seems quite thin on the first coat, but it only took a second coat to achieve an even and opaque coverage. It dries to a texture which is noticeable but not so rough that you fear it would catch on things – your tights for example. As I’ve said before, I personally love this finish, but I know that it’s not for everyone. Nothing a quick slick of topcoat wouldn’t fix though. If you did pop a gloss topcoat on I imagine that the look wouldn’t be dissimilar to China Glaze’s ‘Smoke and Ashes’ from the Hunger Games collection. Gorgeous.
What do you think of the textured nail trend? Any other brands that do this well that I should try out?