For this edition of Compare and Contrast, we’re comparing and contrasting the SHIMMER.ME BLONDE and SHIMMER.SHINE from KEVIN.MURPHY—both products that give your hair excellent shine.
If you thought the oil in these products created the shine, you’re wrong! Both products get most of the shine from the light reflective pigments known as mica crystals, which are a popular ingredient in makeup, more specifically in highlighters and eyeshadow.
Both products are a great point of difference for your salon, compared to the drugstore. According to Kevin Murphy’s letter on why he released SHIMMER.SHINE, “As professionals, we need to set ourselves apart from drugstore lines, we do not want to be selling the same products. We need products that really work and keep on working throughout the day; this was very important to me when I decided to make SHIMMER.SHINE.”
How are they the same? Both treat the hair for 24 hours and can be used on towel-dried and dry hair! They also have the same bottle, simply twirl before use and get shining!
The main difference is the color, obviously! People with processed and blonde hair are perfect for the new product. If you’re going for a cooler look, it will give you that icy reflection to balance the brassy tones.
KEVIN.MURPHY also added Babassu Oil—think coconut oil but more lightweight—to the SHIMMER.ME BLONDE. Here are some more differences between SHIMMER.ME BLONDE and SHIMMER.SHINE:
SHIMMER.ME BLONDE: Lightened, highlighted,
SHIMMER.SHINE: Any hair color
SHIMMER.ME BLONDE: Lighter fragrance
SHIMMER.SHINE: Stronger fragrance
SHIMMER.ME BLONDE: Babassu Oil—with essential fatty acids—is nourishing, lightweight and smooths ends
SHIMMER.SHINE: Immortelle Oil—moisturizes and adds elasticity
SHIMMER.ME BLONDE: Lavender and silver mica crystals
SHIMMER.SHINE: Gold mica crystals
SHIMMER.ME BLONDE: Repairing shine treatment for blondes
SHIMMER.SHINE: Repairing shine mist
SHIMMER.ME BLONDE: Use on towel-dried or dry hair
SHIMMER.SHINE: Use on towel-dried or dry hair
SHIMMER.ME BLONDE: Treats hair for 24 hours
SHIMMER.SHINE: Treats hair for 24 hours
SHIMMER.ME BLONDE is a perfect complement to BLONDE.ANGEL.WASH and BLONDE.ANGEL, a