Color Club Backstage Pass is a glittery, festive collection for the holiday season this year. But you best make sure you have MAJOR patience!
These aren’t your garden variety glitters. Nay. They are super crazy multi-colored, shaped and sized glitters and all but one are set in a clear base. You can use them as a layer atop a colored polish or pack ’em on for a majorly glittery effect. But that’s where your patience will be required because these are a bit difficult to work with.
Fame & Fortune
Fame & Fortune has a bright pinkish/red base and has jagged, multi-shaped flake glitter. It looks like shards of a broken mirror! Pretty cool I think. I liked this one because of the colored base. I’m not much of a fan of glitter suspended in clear unless it covers REALLY well. This was two coats and really the easiest one to use.
Fame & Fortune (macro)
It’s A Hit!
It’s A Hit! has large hexagonal mirror-like purple glitter in it. This wasn’t easy to work with. It’s hard getting the glitter off the brush onto your nail where you want it. If you don’t wait awhile in-between coats it just moves all over the place. Also it doesn’t want to lay flat. This was two coats.
It’s A Hit! (macro)
Platinum Record is a glitter jam packed with large, medium and small silver hexagonal glitter. Again it’s got that super shiny mirror-like finish, which I really like. This one was REALLY thick and has so much glitter that you can get pretty good coverage with just a couple coats. It’s a little easier to work with than some of the others, but still you have to have some patience in-between coats.
Platinum Record (macro)
Take The Stage
Take The Stage is a glitter that has small gold hexagonal glitter as well as larger iridescent flake glitter. Really interesting combo, I don’t think I have seen one like this before. I wound up liking this one because it’s easier to apply than the large hexagonal glitter and I got fairly good coverage. This was three coats.
Take The Stage (macro)
Backstage Pass includes large fuchsia hexagonal glitter, large silver hexagonal glitter and small silver hexagonal glitter. This, like It’s A Hit! was fairly frustrating to work with. Larger glitter just isn’t easy to get into (and stay into) place! The smaller glitter bits are pretty sparse and I don’t know if they really add anything to the polish. This was three coats.
Backstage Pass (macro)
Wish Upon A Rock Star
Wish Upon A Rock Star is a glitter that includes small hexagonal green, blue, red, silver and gold glitter as well as large violet hexagonal glitter. The color scheme is reminiscent of Deborah Lippmann’s Happy Birthday (and possible Finger Paints Fun-Fetti which I have but haven’t tried yet) and also Wet n Wild Party of Five. This was also easier to work with than the larger glitter colors and I got great coverage with three coats.
Wish Upon A Rock Star (macro)
If you love glitters suspended in clear polish, then this might be your bag, baby. If not or you have no patience to work with them, you may not love them all. My favorite ones were Take The Stage, Fame & Fortune and Wish Upon A Rock Star.
Pricing: $3-4 each.
How are you feeling about Backstage Pass?