Crackle and shatter, what’s the difference?
Is there any difference?
Well, yes, in a sense. I’m going to put this as it would come out of my mouth;
Crackle: Stays as a piece, but has cracks apart.
Shatter: Separates into individual pieces.
If that makes no sense, I will show you with photo’s :)
Here’s (from L to R) China Glaze: Lightning Bolt, Barry M: 316, MUA Nail Quake: Jailbreak, Barry M: 311, Beauty UK: Goth.
China Glaze: CRACKLE
MUA Nail Quake: CRACKLE
Barry M: SHATTER
Beauty UK: SHATTER
Quality and Performance:
Lightning Bolt is really opaque and thin.
Barry M 316 (White) is also opaque but very gloopy. (I added thinner)
Beauty UK has a OPI like brush, but is even more gloopy than Barry M.
MUA has a thin brush, and gives a really even application, this shatter seems very shiny and jelly like.
Barry M 311 (Black) is opaque, but is the same as the white in consistency.
Hope this clears up the Shatter/Crackle issue.
ps. many thanks to my mum for letting me use her as a hand model!