Friday, March 10, 2017

Bluebird Lacquer - Matte Effects Topcoats + Dark Matters (swatches and review)

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Hi guys! Today I have the Matte Effects Topcoats Collection from Bluebird Lacquer to share with you! Lou released a sneak peek of these in her Singles Awareness Day Sets in February and it has had me really excited for these! Let's take a look!

Dark Matter is a sneak peak at the upcoming "Matters" collection, which will be available at the end of the month! It will include a few core matte polishes that are great to be used as undies for nail art, toppers and watermarbling! 

Dark Matter is a super opaque, one coater matte black creme! It had a fantastic formula that applied really smoothly with little to no brush strokes. The finish dries to a beautiful velvety matte effect. 

The Matte Effects Topcoats are five toppers filled with Ultra Chrome Chameleon shifting flakies that completely transform any base color! I think they are gorgeous matte, but you can also top them with a glossy topcoat for a different effect. 

For each of my photos below, I did one coat of the topper over Dark Matters.

Sweet Nothings is a clear matte base filled with coppery/ teal shifting microflakes and multicolored UCC shifting flakies!

Wink Wink is a clear matte base filled with a coppery/red/brown microflakies and multicolored UCC flakies. MY FAVORITE! Man, I love this one!

Dropping Hints is a clear matte base filled with blue to purple shifting microflakies and larger UCC flakies!

Nudge Nudge is a clear matte base filled with violet to gold shifting micro flakies.

Whisker Kisses is a clear matte base filled with blue to purple shifting micro flakes, as well as small multichrome flakes. This was included as a sneak peek in their Singles Awareness Day Sets this year!

I love these so much! Wink Wink is definitely my favorite, but they are all really beautiful! I'm excited to try these over different base colors too!

The Matte Effects Topcoats are available for PREORDER today, March 15th at 3pm MST through March 22nd at  12pm MST. Throughout the preorder, each full size will be sold for $7 plus shipping and the full set will be  $40 with free shipping for your entire order.

Be sure to join the Loubirds of a Feather Facebook page for sneak peeks and inside Bluebird Lacquer info; as well as contests, limited editions and more!

Thanks for reading!


  1. Those are all fabulous! I love a good matte and the shimmers and flakies make these extra special!

  2. This whole idea and the execution is masterful! Lou does such amazing mattes and these are very flexible.

  3. Wow. I love a good matte, and that topcoat is amazing! And of course I'm addicted to flakies, so...;-)