The Facets collection is a collection of three topcoats. For each of the topcoats, I swatched them over these colors, in this order: Orly Decades of Dysfunction, Revlon Royal, Sonia Kashuk Blank Slate, and OPI Black Onyx.
Have you ever seen a polish like Zultanite? Gold in the bottle, with red flecks, and a green duochrome effect. And all of it translates to the nail.
On the light color, all of these topcoats were at their worst. Instead of melding into a cohesive mesh, each individual glitter stood out, and really didn't shine. I wouldn't bother layering any of these over a light color. Zultanite looked best to me over the dark grey, which gave it a mysterious, dusty look, or the black, which really brought out the red.
Alexandrite is a rare stone that has a color shift in response to light. This polish shifts, too, and for a lot less money!
Again, not a fan over the nude, but the other three colors bring out a different look in the Alexandrite, and I like them all. I am partial to the grey again, however - I can't get enough of that dusty tone lately.
Color-changing garnet looks similar to Zultanite in the bottle, but different on the nail. There's no green, and the red is much more pronounced.
Over the blue and black, it has a look reminiscent of Fantasy Fire when layered over those colors. This polish is a fan favorite, and I like it, too. Again, I'm loving this one over the grey best - it's just a soft, dusty, shimmery look that is beautiful but not in-your-face with the glitter.
What do you think of this topcoat trend?