Black Mirror Powder Review
I purchased this Black Mirror powder from the Born Pretty website. I ordered the 1g size for $2.09. You can purchase it directly from their website here “Born Pretty Mirror Black Powder” It may not seem like it, but you get a lot of product since not much is needed to achieve the effect. It came with a little eyeshadow applicator which is convenient.
Before starting I highly recommend having something down on your work surface that cleans up easily as this powder is fine and can get all over the place. I had my TwinkledT Glamour Mat down so it stayed on the mat and was easy to clean up with some acetone. Also, I had a fluffy brush to wipe away the powder left on the nails and hands.
Want to learn more about the TwinkledT Glamour Mat? Check out my full review here TwinkledT Glamour Mat Review
I did did a black, light pink and white swatch just to see this effect over other colors. I painted 2 coats of gel color on each swatch stick and then 1 coat of no-wipe top coat. Next I used the eyeshadow applicator to pat some product on, then I rubbed and buffed it in. Over the black it gives a gunmetal mirror effect to it, not silver even though some of the photos may look a little silver. Over the other 2 colors it gave them a darker, smoky effect. None of the mirror swatches have any additional top coat on them and they were still super shiny. I put a plain black swatch with top coat on in the mix so you can see the difference in blacks and the shininess. I would recommend top coating them to ensure the powder doesn’t chip or come off with normal wear and tear.
All in all this is a cool product and is easy to use. I did find that it left a small stain on my glamour mat. It took a few times of using acetone to remove it. For me personally, I don’t think I would put this over anything but black or a dark color. The coverage appeared patchy on the lighter colors I swatched. That may just be my application. I’ll have to think of some ways to incorporate this product into my future nail designs.
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