Hi loves! last week I showed you the stunning Colors by Llarowe Intrigue, which is made exclusively for Hypnotic Polish. Well, along with that shade I got 6 other CbL shades, of which I am showing 2 today! They are part of the Colors by Llarowe New Year, New CbL collection and are called Black Mamba and Rest in Pieces.
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Colors by Llarowe Black Mamba is described as a blackened bronze jelly base with intense copper, plum and pink shimmer. It's definitely a jelly, and while I read several reviews stating 2 coats is enough for opacity, I really needed 3, and the coats felt a bit thin and watery. It also doesn't show as black as other swatch pictures do, maybe it's the difference in lighting? The shimmer is really really gorgeous and while not accurately captured, it does have a colorshift that's mesmezring. 3 coats over A-England The Knight basecoat, no topcoat.
Colors by Llarowe Rest In Pieces is described as a deep purple linear holo with blurple holographic micro shimmer. The blurple glitter (I wouldn't call it shimmer) is gorgeous but impossible to capture properly. I really love this shade as it's so vivid and intense. The formula is great, I used 2 coats over a base of A-E-ngland The Knight and topped it with Essence Gel-look topcoat. for a smooth finish.
While I was a bit surprised by the difference in swatches and how Black Mamba turned out on my nails, I still quite like it. The shimmer is beautiful and I could always layer it over a black creme for higher impact. The true stunner though is Rest In Pieces - it's so vivid! Both applied smooth and even though Black Mamba is definitely a jelly in formula.
What do you think of these 2 shades? See anything you like? Tell me in the comments!