I purchased one of their polishes, Desert Storm Trigger Puller, a few months back with a promotion code (which she also has running again, USE CODE ALTEREGOGRANDOPENING for 20% off your total order at their new Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/AlterEgoNailEnamel *they were previously at alterego.storenvy.com) and now that Alter Ego has switched to a modified formula (which is still like the old but much easier to shake and doesn't settle as much) they sent me a bottle of the same with the new formula to compare!
As far as texture and application goes, Alter Ego nail enamel still dries to that unique satin matte finish like with the old formula. The formula, as I mentioned previously, is easier to shake within the bottle and applies somewhat easier and more fluid than the last formulation.
Now, onto the polish which has always been my favorite Alter Ego polish... Desert Storm Trigger Puller...
Desert Storm Trigger Puller, is a gorgeous caramel glitter/large shimmer base LOADED with copper, caramel, and bronze holo and shiny glitter bits in varying sizes. It is a bit sheer since it is a glitter base, so I used about 3 decent coats on each nail. If you don't want to use that many, of course you could use this as a tinted glitter topper over another base color.
I used CND Stickey base coat and left the first set of swatches below free of top coat to show it's natural satin matte finish, and on the second set I used SinfulColors Over The Top top coat.
On my ring and little fingernails, i used the old formula and on my index and middle fingernails I used the new formula, you really cannot tell which is which once swatched.
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