Sunday, 24 July 2011

Chroma Shift, Colour Flip and Multichrome Frankens - Long Pic Heavy Post Alert!

Well, I have been in the lab again (yep, I know its the spare bedroom but indulge me a little) and I have been mesmerised at the array of pretties I have been playing with, to show to you today.  The very lovely Chris at Custom Creation Paints who kindly donated a gram of the spectacular SpectraFlair pigment for my recent giveaway, has now started to sell Chroma Shift pigment, which creates one of my most favourite things in the whole world, multichrome polish *sigh* but before I start let me just say I would always recommend taking the proper precautions and wearing a dust mask when mixing these pigments, or indeed any powders.


I have been working on this blog post for a few weeks now, and have worn a couple of manicures from colours made using these pigments, one which I am wearing (and loving) right now.  I have said in other posts that I love holo and glitters, but duochrome and multichrome colour shift polishes remain my most swoon worthy things (holo's come an extremely close second though, because they have that whole rainbow thing going on and are colour shifting in themselves).  So I got my hungry little mitts on some of these wonderful pigments, and started frankening the hell out of them.  Well when I say frankening, it wasn't hard to be honest I just mixed the pigment with some clear polish, and as a bonus it didn't take a lot of pigment to produce the right density of colour so a little will go a long way.  I just used a basic top coat so the pigment did tend to sink to the bottom when left to stand for a while, but I have a thin metal skewer I use to stir the pigment back into the polish when I want to use it and that seems to work fine for me.  Also steel ball bearings are a must too to shake it up with.


Right well I haven't got a colour wheel, (I thought I had a spare pah!) so I have used fake tips and swatched them on this.  All these pigments work best over black, or a dark colour.  On their own they are nothing much to look at, the magic happens in the layering.  These are all layered over black.



Clockwise by number:
1 - (For comparison purposes) Ozotic Pro 505
2 - Chroma Shift Aquamarine/Blue/Purple/Red
3 - Konfusion Red/Cyan/Blue
4 - Enigma - 3 Way Sparkle light blue/dark blue/purple
5 - Viola Fantasy Green/Violet
6 - Autumn Surprise Copper/Pink/Gold
7 - 3 Way flip Purple/Red/Bronze
8 - Royal Damask Purple/Cyan/Bronze
9 - Lapis Sunlight Turquoise blue/green/gold
10 - Tropic Sunrise Pale green/pink/gold
11 - Mauve/Copper
12 - Purple/Yellow
13 - Chroma Shift Aquamarine/blue/purple


I also swatched some as skittles so I could see what it really looked like on the nail.

In Bright Sunlight
In the shade at a different angle
Sorry for the application in these pics being a little sloppy, but I was kind of mixing and swatching at the same time (yes, I CAN multitask look at me go!)   The pics are clickable to enlarge for detail, but I think you can see the different colour shift between the two photos.  
The pigments used were, Thumb Mauve/Copper, Pointer Lapis Sunlight, Middle Finger Royal Damask, Ring Finger Enigma Sparkle, and pinky Konfusion red/cyan/blue.

I had already used the Chroma Shift Aquamarine/Blue/Purple/Red to do a full mani previously, and here are the pics.  It is very Ozotic-esque, and since I love the Ozotics then I was all over this.  It worked really well and the colour flips were obvious, this was 2 thin layers over a black base and I was moving my hands around like some trippy hippy looking at the colour flips, I loved this one!  What do you think?  This pigment is available from here if you want to try it for yourself.   (those are my pics on the listing, I am not affiliated but gave permission for their use because he liked them so much!)






The second full mani I did with these pigments, I absolutely love and am wearing right now.  It is the Enigma three way sparkle.  The pigment itself is a pain in the posterior because it is a really fine sparkly powder and gets everywhere no matter how careful you are, but it is sooooo worth it!  I don't know if this pigment will be available for sale, but I had to show you it because...damn, its hot!  It has a metallic, foil like effect, and shimmers and changes so beautifully.  It reminds me of the CND Effects polishes, and if I use less pigment to make more of a top coat than an opaque colour (or wait for the pigment to settle and use it without shaking it up as much) it looks pretty dupey to the Sapphire Sparkle one, at least compared to pics I have seen.  Unfortuantely I can't do a proper comparison because I don't have the CND one.  For this mani though I opted for the full pigment colour, and I'm glad I did.  Again this was two thin coats layered this time over a dark purple base of Orly Wild Wisteria.  I hope you like it as much as me.





I am happy with the photo's but they still don't show the colour flip off properly, these kind of colours are notoriously hard to capture but I think I have done a fairly good job of it.  I hope you have enjoyed looking at them as much as I enjoyed playing with them :)




(products sent to me for review)

10 comments:

thenailaholic said...

WOW. These are very nice!

Minty said...

That color....OMG, JUST STUNNING!

Painting Rainbows said...

Wow interesting! The other spectraflair pigments create linear holos. This one does indeed seem to create multichromes. I wish he could change the name and specify that or something.

Jenn said...

OMGosh! I l-o-v-e the one with Enigma <3 They're all so lovely!

BlingerNails said...

Painting Rainbows, the colour flip one here he has called Chroma Shift and not spectra flair, and it says its a colour flip on his listing, is that what you mean? If not feel free to email me I can always ask him, or you can contact him yourself he is a nice bloke :)

Thanks for the comments everyone, I'm glad you find it interesting, I know I do!

Painting Rainbows said...

Oh yea ok that's what I meant. I thought it was being advertised the same as Spectraflair. Super freaking cool pigment!

Kvacka said...

OMG, I just found your blog! This pigments are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, I can't believe how good they look! And spectra flair top coat also. ;D
I visited this ebay store and I don't know if this pigments are still sold. Can you please help me?

BlingerNails said...

Hi Kvacka, as far as I know yes he is still selling these pigments. You could try using the 'ask seller a question' link in any of his ebay listings and I'm sure he will be happy to help you if he can :)

Kvacka said...

Thank you, I'll do that.
Cause this pigments are just too perfect to pass. =D

Ritz1272 said...

Where can these pigments be purchased from?