I was sitting here at my desk looking at Multi Faceted (same collection as my previous post on White Veil) trying to figure out what color to put it over. While I was mulling that over I was looking through past posts from Frazzle and Anipolish and I came across her post on Nicole by OPI Pitch Black Glimmer
( http://thekarend.blogspot.com/2011/11/recent-notd-loreal-owls-lust-and-nicole.html ). To my untrained eye, it looks like Multi Faceted is the bigger-glittered, but more sparse, version of the Pitch Black Glimmer (which I do not have). Unintentionally, this post has morphed from just a show-and-tell to a mini review.
I tried to apply it over my bare nail and it gave me issues. I had to work with it to get the glitter all over my nail instead of just at the tips:
Multi Faceted over my bare nail
Multi Faceted consists of a clear base with small black glitter, shiny silver glitter, and holographic glitter (all hex shaped). In one coat it is very sparse. It also seems to me like it has a slightly stronger polish odor than other brands.
For a layering combo, I tried 2 coats of Sinful Colors "Boom Boom" with approximately 1 coat of Multi Faceted blobbed and manipulated on my ring finger and then proceeded to lose the pictures and didn't notice until well after I took it off. grrr. The first swipe of the brush literally left one piece of glitter on my nail. This method of "application" leaves a lot to be desired for dry time. I think that I might try this as a full mani (or at least an accent nail) after I find a better quick dry top coat.
In my opinion, this polish has ISSUES, unlike its collection cousin White Veil with its decent application. I don't regret purchasing Multi Faceted as it is unique in my collection, I just wish it applied better. This temperamental polish cost me around $5 at Walgreens, and I have since spotted it at Rite Aid.
Multi Faceted on ring finger (L.)
White Veil on pinkie (R.)
In the above picture, you can see the size difference of the 2 polishes. Multi Faceted had to be dabbed and manipulated to get that much on my nail; White Veil went on fairly easily with just slight fussing. Both are unique in my collection.