02 January 2015

KBShimmer Men Are From Mars-ala Swatch and Nail Art

Happy New Year, friends! What better way to start off the year 2015 than by showing you the latest creation from KBShimmer, inspired by Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year! Many of you involved in fashion and beauty probably already know that the color of the year is Marsala, which is described as a "naturally robust and earthy wine red." Well, KBShimmer is on top of the trend with their new release, a linear holographic shade called Men Are From Mars-ala:


Men Are From Mars-ala is a brick red (or marsala!) linear holographic shade. Application is incredibly easy, as I've come to expect from KBShimmer, and it's fully opaque in two coats. The holographic shimmer is very present and looks lovely on the nail! Shown above is two coats with KBShimmer Clearly on Top quick dry top coat.

I decided to see how it looked with matte top coat as well:


...And I absolutely loved it! In fact, I think I prefer this shade matte. Although the holographic shimmer is much more muted, the shade has a softer and more elegant feel to it. (Plus, you all know how much I love matte top coat!)


I wasn't ready to take this shade off just yet, so I decided to paint on some simple roses using Cirque Empire State of Mind, which is a rich reddish brown that I think qualifies as a marsala tone! Of course, I mattified the roses as well ;)


KBShimmer Men Are From Mars-ala is available online for $8.75 USD per bottle. Keep up with KBShimmer by following them on Facebook!

What do you think of the color Marsala for 2015?

PRODUCTS USED:
Base: Duri Rejuvacote
Polishes: KBShimmer Men Are From Mars-ala, $8.75 USD; Cirque Colors Empire State of Mind, $13 USD
Top: KBShimmer Clearly on Top; OPI Matte Top Coat

Some products provided for my honest review.

19 comments:

  1. Your nail art is always so amazing!

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  2. It's so pretty with a matte top coat!

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  3. Love the color and the art. I prefer Marsala to the orchid color of last year.

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  4. Thanks Christy! I'm still on the fence about this color because it's great for makeup (much better than orchid!) but still a little plain for my taste ;)

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  5. Aw, thank you so much! That means a lot to me :)

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  6. That actually looks really awesome matte! Thanks for showing it this way. :)

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  7. LOVE the matte version, especially with that wonderful nailart added. Marsala is a shade that's right up my alley, neutral yet colorful <3.

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  8. Thanks so much, Cait! I like it matte too ;)

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  9. Thanks Deborah! I think I'll need to try some marsala makeup before I make my final decision on this shade ;)

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  10. I love you and your nails and manis just wanted to tell you this! I love brown and Marsala makes me happy!

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  11. What a pretty color and I love the simple nail art on top too.

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  12. What a perfect marsala! The roses you painted are just PERFECT!

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  13. Haha wow thank you so much! That means a lot to me :)

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  14. Amazing swatches! It looks great both ways, but it's so pretty matte with the roses!

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  15. I'm so obsessed with this color! Every time I see it, I love it more and more. And with it matte!? SWOON!

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  16. This is such a pretty color! I love the rose nail art too!

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  17. love this manicure, very original and elegant!

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