[Essence] Elfin Whispers

Elfin Whispers was a wonderful birthday present I got from my daughter last Sunday (hence on my actual birthday). It’s currently available at drugstores which have Essence cosmetics and I would have bought it anyway because I was curious when hearing about “melted chrome”. Elfin Whispers is purple and has a metallic finish.

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Application is good but you have to be quick; this can get stripy. Without topcoat the finish is more semi-matte or satin. Adding topcoat, the finish becomes glossy – but not shiny as in “mirror-like”. Nevertheless, it’s a pretty colour and formula. This is two coats, by the way.

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Daylight.

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Macro photo.

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[A England] Avalon

This is so beautiful! Although I am into the Arthurian legend, I had neglected Avalon for quite a while. That is, I didn’t even own it until last month. 😉 This amazing purple with pink and blue shimmer captured me instantly.

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Two coats applied. It’s especially stunning when being looked at in direct sunlight.

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Ignore the index finger – this was my second try because I somehow got a small dent shortly after the first application. So I removed the colour of the index and seemed to have forgotten to apply a second layer, which I only noticed when taking the photos. 😮

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Artificial light. Here’s the small bump at the tip of the index, indicating that this was my first try … (I actually should have left it like this, I now know. But I am so perfectionist).

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[butter LONDON] Pitter Patter

I have neither worn nor shown purple for a while. It’s rather berry and coral season now, since summer has arrived, so I had nearly forgotten how classy purple can be. Pitter Patter had patiently waited for its turn, so here is this eggplant purple with shimmer.

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Two coats applied.

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Daylight.

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Close-up of the shimmer finish.

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