Andrea Fulerton Gemstone Overcoat

As it’s the festive season I’m breaking out the glitter like you wouldn’t believe. Today I will be showing you the Andrea Fulerton Gemstone Overcoat over white and navy nails.

Andrea Fulerton’s Gemstone Overcoat is a golden flakie varnish that reflects green, amber and red tones. It’s a very dense “glitter” varnish that gives an even and very full coverage with one coat. Though it may look like chunky flakes it dries to an almost smooth finish compared to most glitters.

I’ve used the Gemstone Overcoat over a dark colour and a bright colour to show you the difference as I think it’s fairly significant.

Over the navy you can see a lot more of the colour reflection and a lot more of the flakes. If this is the look you’re going for then great but for me it really detracts from the beauty of both the original colour and the Gemstone Overcoat. I wouldn’t say it was bad on all dark colours but I would say to choose wisely. The Gemstone Overcoat has very warm undertones so stick with a burgundy or a hunter green so that they compliment each other rather than fight one another. Alternatively you could opt for a rich brown and have an almost oily slick effect.

It’s surprising to me how much of a difference the lighter base colour can make. One the white it’s a lot subtler and makes the stark white warmer and stands out. I have tried it with Leighton Denny’s Baby Doll in the past and it really made it pop. In future I probably will only use this with lighter, warmer shades to get the full benefit of the effect.

Andrea Fulerton’s Gemstone Overcoat is a beautiful example of a flakie topcoat done right. Experiment with your colours and find a combination that you’re happy with; it’s only £4.99 and well worth the small investment.

I’m really looking forward to New Year’s Eve and for next autumn to swing around as I think it will look beautiful on both occasions.

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