Diamond Cosmetics not only have a great polish line, but the prices are a very reasonable $2.50 per bottle. What’s extremely interesting about Diamond’s polishes, is their “Private Label Division”. This division repackages Diamond’s polishes under different labels for other companies at very different prices. Some very discerning polish buyers (of which, I am not one) have spotted the repackaged brands and have called them out, much to the chagrin of the other labels which charge upwards and over $10 more per bottle.
When a reader pointed out my oversight recently, I decided I needed to swatch my Diamond Cosmetics stash quickly – obviously I needed to become more familiar with this already owned brand as I was buying duplicates without even knowing it. So I’ll be posting the swatches over the next several weeks.
As with most lines, there are some superstars and a few “mehs”. Fortunately with Diamond Cosmetics, the “mehs” were at a a minimum. Overall, the line is pretty consistent with a good range of colors and finishes.
Turquoise Glitter was a sparse mid-sized glitter. As far as blue glitters go, I’m not as fond of sparse glitter and for full coverage, Pure Ice Strapless is by far my favorite. However, I can say that the three coats of Turquoise glitter went on easily and didn’t make a hot mess like some glitters. It’s Electrifying is a blue jelly base with light blue shimmer. I’m not usually a fan of jellies as I’ve never really mastered the application. The first coat had me saying, “meh.” The second coat had me saying, “hmmmm.” The third coat had me saying “yowsa!” It’s Electrifying is definitely a superstar. Blue Diamond is a blue shimmer base with a sparse microglitter shown at 3 coats. Although it looks a tad grainy in the pic, it actually looks smoother in real life. Moonsand is a dark grey foil shown with two coats. I kinda like the name.