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Kryolan Nail Color Swatches and Review

Kryolan Nail Color

If you are a Face Off aficionado like I am, or you are into special effects makeup, you have probably heard of Kryolan Professional Make-Up. But did you know they also have a nail color line?

Kryolan Nail Color now comes in twenty-two shades, and they also have a base coat and top coat. And guess what? These are normally $13.50 but they are all on sale right now for $9.95 until September 30th.

One quick note. I was sent three shades but it turns out Inspired (the blue one) actually had leaked out so the bottle was empty. Therefore there is no swatch, sorry about that!

Kryolan Nail Color Graceful

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Note: Cruelty free

Kryolan High Gloss Swatches

Kryolan High Gloss

You know how they say hindsight is 20/20? Well, you will see what I mean later on in this post.

Featured today are some Kryolan High Gloss lip glosses I picked up at IMATS. If you aren’t familiar with Kryolan it’s probably because you aren’t a professional makeup person. I wasn’t familiar with them until I started blogging and hearing about them. They are a company that caters to special effects and other professional makeup artists. They have a facility and store in San Francisco, and I took a Halloween Makeup Workshop class there last September.

Anyway, I saw some of their High Gloss shades at their booth and swatched them. I nearly died with excitement because they were so nice and pigmented. Of course there were some completely impractical (for me) shades that I liked the most, which I wound up buying because I *needed* them. I also did get one more actual wearable one as well.

Kryolan High Gloss-2

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Note: Undetermined if cruelty free

Kryolan Halloween Makeup Workshop


Yesterday I took the Halloween Makeup Workshop at Kryolan in San Francisco. For those of you who don’t know what Kryolan is, they’re a professional makeup company that started in Berlin in 1945. They work with the film, theater and television industries, have over 16,000 products and are in 80 countries. And also they are the company who is sponsoring one of my favorite TV shows, Face Off on Syfy!

I’ve known for awhile they had a San Francisco office and store, but yesterday was my first time there. The store is packed with so many colorful items I didn’t know where to look first. They have everything from regular beauty makeup and nail polish to special effects items (some of which I purchased at a 30% discount because I took the class).

Kryolan Store

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Kryolan Shimmering Vision Cream Base Eyeshadow Palette

Kryolan recently came out with an AMAZING new eyeshadow palette called Shimmering Vision Cream Base Eyeshadow Palette and it’s filled with eighteen amazing colors. What’s Kryolan you ask? Here is some quick info about the company.

Kryolan Professional Make-up, based in Berlin, has been around for over 60 years and they are a specialized manufacturer of professional makeup for the theater, television and film. They deliver to over 70 countries and have over 16,000 products in 750 shades. Here is what they say about the difference betwen “theatrical” makeup and regular:

A considerable number of special demands, such as the following, are placed on professional make-up and must be satisfied to an optimal degree:

  • Faithful rendition of colors for the stage or camera
  • Good permanence on the actor’s skin
  • Especially good compatibility on the skin
  • Color continuity over years
  • Good color intensity
  • Capability of international application
  • High degrees of product safety and reliability

And here is a little tidbit from their website that I loved. In over 60 years they have never carried out any animal testing. Yay!

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