Sadly, formulas vary* and Gobsmacked, new for autumn, will not be joining them. This gorgeous shade of rained-on asphalt, this rare pigmented-but-neither-flat-nor-frosty glitter suspension, this complex but de-grittified-with-one-thin-layer-of-topcoat texture...is a gloopy mess. I've thinned it twice in as many weeks and am coming to realise it's a losing battle against epic, epic proportions -- we're talking forces of entropy aligned in shining array with alien invaders from planet mucilaginous molasses etc. here -- of glutinosity.
Sigh. Two coats, sandwiched between Butter London base and top. Freakishly bright sunlight.
|as you can see, the art of filing is still a mystery to me....|
Much more colour-accurate comparison, to illustrate how perfectly this filled a niche in my wardrobe D:
|two coats each of: Suqqu EX-10 // OPI My Private Jet // Butter London Gobsmacked // and The Black Knight|
So this is less a review than a plea for help: any dupes for this magical syrup of sparklies? It's been out for weeks out -- that's generations in nail terms surely?
*Other BL shades that sucked on me: Knackered (sheer and streaky), Marrow and Macbeth (gloopy, too thick, never dried), Rosie Lee (five coats and still VNL? DNW. Also chipped as soon as I looked at it).
BL shade that kind of sucks formula-wise but I forgive all because it's so pretty: No More Waity, Katie.
Bonus BL thing that sucked for me: ordering through their website. Two weeks for a shipping confirmation? Two MONTHS and ten international phonecalls (ceased counting emails long ago) to get a human and secure a refund for the missing items in my order?