|In this picture the color seems softer than the first photo to me for some reason. |
Maybe because it is a little lighter than the first photo?
Unfortunately, Dove is one of those tacky pastels that can be hard to apply. The first time I wore this, I applied three coats and it was a sticky mess that took longer than normal to dry. The first coat applies unevenly and thin. The second coat builds very well, but takes some skill in consistently getting just the right amount of paint on to the brush and covering all the bald spots. I think the trick with some pastels is to get the best two possible coats on and leave well enough alone. Hopefully, the top coat fixes any unevenness, which it did. If I start to fix any smudges or unevenness with a third coat it starts to become thick and tacky. The other approach which I haven't tried is to let the first two coats dry completely before applying a third coat. Like I said... (which I say to myself, really)...is to know when to leave well enough alone.
Now that I've said all of that, just look at what I did to ruin this manicure....
I love wearing grey and brown together, so I thought I would experiment and do a glitter french with my new brown glitter.... I totally hated how this turned out, and should have left things alone! Sheesh, so after an hour of doing this manicure, I had to start all over again!
Has this ever happened to you?