Serum No 5 Reflective Multichrome Flakie Toppers Swatches & Review

by Lisa Heath

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I told you last night in my review of Serum No 5 New Ewe and January 2015 that I had more shades to show you that will be releasing on January 16th!  Remember Flashing Lights?  Well, Serum No 5 has worked the formula a bit so it can now be layered over other shades and still have the reflective quality!  Not only can it be layered, but it now has multichrome flakes within it too.

I did all of these shades on their own for the main swatches so you can see what they look like on their own.

The reflective glitters will not be as strong as in Flashing Lights, and they are a bit more scattered – but still just as fabulous.



Power is probably my favorite of the 3!  Power is a blue to violet to fuchsia to copper multichrome flakie mixed in with reflective pigments.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Power side

Power CU

Power with Flash

Power Reflective

Here is Power with flash so you can see some of the reflective glitters!

Power reflective side

These are blurred just slightly so you can really see the reflective glitters in the photos.

Power 3 finger

Power 1 Coat

Power 1 coat

On Sight

On Sight

On Sight has green to blue to gold multichrome flakies and reflective glitters.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

On Sight side

On Sight CU

On Sight With Flash

On Sight Reflective

On Sight Reflective Side

On SIght 3

On Sight 1 Coat

On Sight 1 coat

All Of The Lights

All Of The LIghts

All Of The Lights contains gold to copper to green multichrome flakies with reflective glitters.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

All Of The LIghts side

All Of The LIghts CU

All Of The Lights With Flash

All Of The Lights Reflective

All Of The Lights Reflective side

All Of The Lights 3

All Of The Lights 1 Coat

All Of The Lights 1 coat

All 3 over Black

All 3 over Black

I did a quick photo of all 3 shades over a black creme so you could see a bit of the reflective glitters and the multichrome flakies layered.

Left to Right: All Of The Lights, On Sight & Power


The reflective glitters aren’t as vibrant as the original Flashing Lights, but I do love that these can now be layered and the addition of multichrome flakies add a little more oomph to the line.

To make the best out of these new toppers, here are some tips:

  • No top coat should be used, it prevents the light from being reflected in the dark
  • To get the best reflectiveness, the toppers should be worn one coat on its own without base or top coat.
  • If layering to be opaque or to wear over another color, apply a matte top coat before applying the last layer of the topper.

Where To Buy: Serum No 5 Website

Release Date: January 16th, 2015

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What did you think?  Will you grab any of these shades?

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Nidia - Lit From Within January 16, 2015 - 12:23 am

I love flakies!

Kath TheFabZilla January 16, 2015 - 12:33 am

When I see serum, I think of skincare. These are nice flakies!

Destany January 16, 2015 - 6:53 am

Hmmm Not sure what I think about these. I think one coat of Power looks neat!

Anastasia January 16, 2015 - 7:10 am

I bet All of the Lights is stunning over a black base!

Allison @Never Say Die Beauty January 16, 2015 - 8:41 am

I haven’t tried any of the flakies toppers yet. Thanks for laying out for rules for how to use them. Would love to see ’em in person!

Eugenia January 16, 2015 - 9:43 am

These are really cool but I would still put on clear coat because I love SHINY!!

Renu January 16, 2015 - 10:05 am

Power is such a beautiful, versatile topper. They all look best over black.

Kim January 16, 2015 - 10:08 am

At first, Power caught my eye, and then I saw On Sight. LOVE!

Mai January 16, 2015 - 10:13 am

I’m in between Power and All of the Lights, both are really pretty! I gotta say Power makes me think of Mardi Gras haha

Jessica January 16, 2015 - 11:35 am

Power looks pretty cool!

Carleen January 16, 2015 - 12:03 pm

Thanks for the tips on how to wear these!

Phyrra January 16, 2015 - 3:14 pm

I like Power :)

Brooke @ Blushing Noir January 16, 2015 - 4:45 pm

All of the Lights is def my fave! So pretty!

Erika January 16, 2015 - 6:22 pm

Hmmm… Need to think about these, Your swatches are fantastic, tho.

Marisa - Hey, Darling Polish January 16, 2015 - 10:38 pm

These seem really cool and I like the reflective-ness! I’m not crazy about them though and would probably pass on picking them up.

Miranda | Slashed Beauty January 17, 2015 - 8:38 am

Ooh, interesting texture. Very party friendly :)

Justina January 17, 2015 - 11:43 am

Super cute!

Honeygirlk January 17, 2015 - 1:47 pm

All of these shades are just stunning… I need each one.

Cindy (Prime Beauty) January 17, 2015 - 5:51 pm

I love it over black!

Angela January 17, 2015 - 6:39 pm

these are so pretty!

Laura MyNewestAddiction January 18, 2015 - 12:51 am


Stephanie Louise (@StephLouiseATB) January 20, 2015 - 7:35 am

Love the touches of gold!


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