It’s Swatch Sunday again! Today’s swatch is Seche’s Collage Overlay! This is a serious glitter topper. I’m wearing one brushed coat over China Glaze’s Pelican Gray, Essie’s Fiji, and Ciaté’s Sugar Plum, as well as one coat of Seche Vite top coat.
Collage Overlay is a clear-based glitter topper with holographic pink bar and hex glitters in various sizes, as well as large white hexes. Application was tricky with this; there’s so much glitter and it tends to clump together, making it a challenge to get even coverage. The bar glitters are pretty long in this polish and can be difficult to work with as well. You can see them sticking off the edges of the nail and into the cuticle. On the plus side, it does dry quickly with some chunky glitter texture. I used top coat for shine and smoothness.
So I really wanted to love this look. I really loved it the first time I used it; I paired it with a hot pink jelly for a sandwich, and it made a really great look. I love the glitters in this mix; I love how it’s holo glitter, but it’s not much like any holo glitter I’ve ever seen. The color is unique. I love the white hexes as a monotony breaker. I just wished it brushed on a bit better. It’s a mess.
I took some photos outside, and let me tell you, this is blinding in direct sunlight. Look how washed out these sunlight photos are. This will give you some indication of how shiny it is. It was kind of painful to look at.
Collage Overlay might have been discontinued by Seche. Other Seche products are available in stores nationwide; I got mine from Sally Beauty Supply.
This is a very pretty shade! I’m loving the glitter. Thanks for sharing
Every time I see this polish I want to like it, but I just don’t. It’s a shame. You do make it look good though!
I think i would like this a whole lot better if it didn’t have bar glitter. I really wanna like it, but I just can’t.
Your swatch is gorgeous, though. You really made this work.
This is a pretty glitter polish! I would love it even more if there wasn’t bar glitter and it wasn’t so chunky.
That is a chunky glitter! It’s like peanut butter with full peanuts in it! 🙂 I do love the softness of this over lighter colors.
I need to drag Seche Collage out, again.
This would oomph up all those polishes I relegated to the back of the shelf! Gorgeous!
Too bad the application was not good since it is a really pretty polish.
That is some serious sparkle!
It’s like a disco party on the nails!
This is a neat idea but reminds me why I avoid chunky glitters – the formula.
Look at those big chunky glitters!! They can be such a pain in the butt, but they are so fun to look at <3
I have this exact lacquer and found sponging it on to be much easier to use. ?
I love the base colours but could do without bar glitter.
For a minute I seriously thought it wasn’t a polish & you added all those glitters yourself!