19 February 2015

Swatches & Review - 2 El Corazon Matte & Shine shades

Hi loves! Today I am joining forces with my friend Emily from Very Emily ^^. We are both posting swatches of 2 El Corazon Matte & Shine shades! She has 2 more cute shades, I went for bold and jewel toned. As the name predicts these are matte shades, but with an intense silver shimmer that makes them almost glow from within.

El Corazon Matte & Shine 161

El Corazon Matte & Shine 163


I'll be posting them shiny as well!
 
El Corazon Matte & Shine 161

El Corazon Matte & Shine 161

El Corazon Matte & Shine 161

El Corazon Matte & Shine 161


El Corazon Matte & Shine 161 is a cobalt blue with a gorgeous silver shimmer that's almost flakie like. Because of the bold blue basecolor, it almost seems to glow bright blue from within. It has so much depth even while matte! But then you apply topcoat.. WOWZA. It's a thing of beauty.

El Corazon Matte & Shine 163

El Corazon Matte & Shine 163

El Corazon Matte & Shine 163

El Corazon Matte & Shine 163


El Corazon Matte & Shine 163 is a bright green shade with again a gorgeous silver shimmer appearing almost flakie like. Depending on your lighting this shade can go from grass green to a more darker hue that's almost emerald. Again, gorgeous when shiny as well!

Overall conclusion
Both shades applied heavenly - 2 coat formulas that glide effortlessly across the nail. Also they dry down nice and smooth - mattes are notorious for being tricky to apply but that's not the case here. Cleanup is a whole different story. Best advice? Just don't mess up when using these ;-)! I also suspect them to be prone to staining since they are so pigmented.

I really enjoyed both of these and will be using them again in the future. They might make a great base for nailart, too!

Like I said, Emily from Very Emily is posting swatches of 2 shades as well, so make sure you check them out!

Do you like matte polishes? And which of these is your favorite?
El Corazon is a Russian brand that has various nailpolish lines and also sells other make-up. You can find it on their own website - they ship internationally. You can also connect with them on Instagram.

If you prefer shopping with a more local e-tailer, why not try Hypnotic Polish? They are located in the Netherlands and also provide worldwide shipping.

El Corazon Matte & Shine 161

El Corazon Matte & Shine 161

El Corazon Matte & Shine 163

El Corazon Matte & Shine 163

20 comments :

  1. Oh my! Don't make me pick, I ADORE them both! And I like them both matte and shiny <3

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  2. Gorgeous swatches Deborah!! That blue oh my god <3

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  3. I have the green and you've reminded me I need to try it still. Beautiful swatches, and i don't know how new the new blog design is but it's looking good!

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  4. I have these both (and a lot of their siblings... I kind of went a teeny bit overboard with the ordering ;) and not only do they look gorgeous but they are great for stamping as well :)

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  5. Wow, they are sparkly! I don't think I own any mattes like them!

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  6. I am really loving all four of these shades! I think I prefer them matte, because they look so textured and unique! And you're right, that blue really glows so beautifully.

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  7. Oh wow, they are so vibrant! My favourite is deffo the blue <3

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  8. Those polishes have total WOW factor.

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  9. love these colours!

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  10. Victoria - manicurator20 February, 2015 02:12

    Gorgeous shimmer in those and what stunning photos!

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  11. ValiantlyVarnished20 February, 2015 03:01

    That green is amazing matte and shiny!

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  12. I love these matte and shiny! Beautiful colors!

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  13. The Dalai Lama's Nails20 February, 2015 03:57

    I'm about to start swearing because holy f****ing sh!t your swatches are freaking glorious

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  14. Gorgeous. I think I prefer them shiny over the matte, but both variations are stunning either way.

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  15. I LOVE these polishes! They look great on you! :)

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  16. Wow, beautiful colours! Especially that blue... And they're also really pretty when glossy!

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  17. Wow, these are gorgeous!! I love that blue!!

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  18. They look amazing! I'm lusting after the blue one!

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  19. That blue....are you trying to kill me? <3

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