(Too) Long ago one of our faithful readers Matejcka requested swatches of Essie‘s Showstopper and some other colors (Matejcka, I didn’t forget. ) I just couldn’t make myself to wear this shade until today, when I said to myself: “Just do it and get it over with!” I mean, I love the color and everything, but I’m just not in the redish mood or era or something. :D So I painted my nails with Showstopper, which is a berry red with lots of not-so-tiny gold shimmer. It’s has almost foil finish, but not exactly. It’s definitely very shimmer.

Essie - ShowstopperI had no application issues. It’s a bit on the thin side, but nothing to worry about. This is two coats.

Essie - Showstopper

Than I had an idea: “What if I add some matte top coat to it?” So I grabbed my Matte About You the mighty matte top coat. (Yes, I’ve been playing The Tales Of Monkey Island too much. Guybrush Threepwood, the mighty pirate… :D ) So, I added one coat of MAY and I was stunned…

Essie - Showstopper + Matte About YouEssie - Showstopper + Matte About You

It looks amazing. Showstopper has obviously just the right amount of shimmer, which is just the right size. And the golden shimmer makes it glow a bit. I love it! It reminds me of Zoya Posh, but I don’t have that one, so I can’t compare them.

Matejcka, thank you for making me do this manicure.

When I look at the pictures, I have one comment for you left. Showstopper looks more red under certain lighting conditions and in more berry in others. So, take that under consideration.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. That’s a really pretty berry shade. Matte is absolutely gorgeous! Looks like more of a satin finish.:stars:. I really love it like that.

  2. Zelo lepo Maestra!
    jaz moram svojega Showstopperja razredčit, ker se je v mini flaški kar posušil :roll:
    moram pa rečt, da je na mojih nohtih ta odtenek čisto rozast…nobene rdeče. Moram ga pa spet kaj namalat, da osvežim spomin

  3. Maestra, hvala za tale prispevek! :w00t:
    Tale lakec je naravnost čudovit že sam po sebi, z matkotom je pa zmagovalen!!! :stars: Je že na moji WL…
    Ima pa po mojem mnenju tudi zelo primerno ime. Pravi “showstopper” je! :wub:

  4. oooo.men sta pa obe verziji čista poezija. bi skor rekla, da mi je non-matte bolj všeč.

    OT:zakaj mi smeškoti ne primejo??

  5. OMG, navdušena sem. Totalno. :drop:
    Imam oba, zato se bom slej ko prej poigrala z obema. MAY naredi Showstopper-ja še veliko lepšega. Satenasti izgled je tisto, kar mi je tako všeč. :stars:
     

  6. Meni je ta odtenek v originalni verziji zelo všeč. V bistvu nimam pojma, zakaj si ga nisem kupila. Ravno to spreminjanje iz maline v rdečkota, naredi ta lak v Showstopper-ja. :wub:

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