I had an old top coat that I was no longer using, it was about 1/4 full. I also had an old red shade that I wasn't using either, so I poured the red out to get the BB's inside to clean them off and put them in the top coat. It was a bit stringy, so I added some thinner.
Once I had that fixed, I added a few dashes of Bare Minerals Liner Shadow in Black Ruby using the flat end of my metal cuticle pusher. I shook it up and swatched on a piece of tape. It was WAY too thin & sheer.
I wasn't exactly sure what to do, and I didn't want to add red to it. I was afraid it would look similar to Isla.
I went to my Melmer, grabbed a few blacks, but ended up using Pure Ice Black Rage. I poured about 20 drops of that in & swatched again. Still slightly sheer, but a little better. SO, I added MORE Black Ruby shadow and about 20 or so more drops of Black Rage in. This is what I came up with...
|Copperhead franken, Black Rage, & Black Ruby|
|Under my lamp.|
I didn't swatch this on my nails as I don't want to take off the pretty color I just put on yesterday. This did apply to the nail wheel great with just 2 coats. I absolutely LOVE it. I'm sure there's a ton of colors out there just like this, but I love it for my first franken.
I call this Copperhead b/c that's the first thing that popped in my head when thinking of a name for it. My dad's nickname in Vietnam was Copperhead.