Mattese Elite Crackalacquer Swatches
Most companies have churned out some form of crackle or shatter shades. Mattese Elite has done it as well with their Crackalacquer Collection. I’ve had these for a while now and decided to use them over other Mattese Elite shades. The most recent collection I got was Cosa Nostra, so I used these over those. Note that I do not have White Crackeled in the collection of 6. These are shown in the same order as the press release.
First up is Gold Crackeled.
I used this over the frosty gunmetal shade Boss. I thought both shades will have enough contrast for a nice cracked look. The gold metallic shade really shines through under direct sunlight.
Next is Silver Crackeled.
I used this over the bright pink Goomah Comare. I’ve always liked silver against shades like pink. Even though Silver Crackeled is metallic, it has a matte-ish finish.
Next is the classic black, Black Crackeled.
I used this over the lightest shade in the collection, Consigliere. I thought that black creme would look best against the lightest shade I could use.
Up next is Pink Crackeled.
I used this over the dark blue Vig. I wasn’t sure if the color contrast between these 2 would work, but I’m glad it did after all. The pink looks pretty over it with a subtle shimmer.
Last one I have is Blue Crackeled.
I used this over the plum purple called Whack. Since Pink Crackeled works over the blue Vig, this is just like the reverse. Blue Crackeled is a stunning shimmery blue. I LOVE this shade.
Overall? Well, we can only do so much with this type of finish. It’s been done already by many other brands, but the formula is consistent with all shades and application is super easy. They all cracked nicely and dried in no time with one coat. You can experiment doing thicker and thinner coats to get different effects. I think this is shown the most with Black Crackeled over Consigliere.
You can score any of these beauties directly on their webpage or if you live in the wonderful state of New York, you can stop by at any Ricky’s NYC store locations (see here) and see this and other shades for yourself before you buy. Mattese Elite shades retails for $5.99 each before tax.
*Products in this review have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*
This entry was posted on September 8, 2011 by kittypolishnbags. It was filed under crackle, creme, Mattese Elite, metallic, nail polish, Ricky's NYC, shatter, shimmer and was tagged with crackle, creme, Mattese Elite, metallic, nail polish, Ricky's NYC, shatter, shimmer.