Friday, August 19, 2016

Catrice "Noir Lacquer" line

Hey everyone,

It's that time of year again when makeup companies are sorta prematurely transitioning their product range into fall, and Catrice has introduced a whole new line of polishes called "Noir Lacquer". The concept itself isn't very new, but I haven't personally seen a whole line done specifically with the thought of having a collection of only near-black polishes. That doesn't mean it hasn't been done, but yeah. Let's just get into this thing...

Noir Marron

Two coats and top coat.

Noir Rouge

Three coats and top coat.

Noir Cassis

Two coats and top coat. Could benefit from a third coat; as you might be able to see it's not patch-free just yet - unfortunately I noticed that too late.

Noir Bleu

Two coats and top coat.

Noir Gris

Two coats and top coat.

Noir Vert

Three coats and top coat.

Most of these are more like jellies than creme polishes, apart from Noir Gris, which I felt was more easy to get opaque and streak-free. Overall, I'm liking these.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Maybelline "Boho Babe" - Sunset Cosmo (Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!)

Hey everyone,

We're starting off the new round of "Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!" with coral. I was struggling to think of a polish I could use, but this was conveniently still sitting out on my desk, so yay for that.


I used three coats, and it was still somewhat sheer at that stage, but fine enough for me. I added top coat, as usual.

Monday, August 15, 2016

essence "exit to Explore" 3/4 nail polishes

Hi everyone,

The one polish I didn't buy from this LE is called "apricot cockatoo" and as the name suggests, it's an apricot or coral sort of color. The last one here is quite a bit more exciting (to me, anyway), so let's see it.

Liana's In The Jungle

This is three coats with top coat, but it might be fine at two if your coats are on the thicker side. I didn't find it to have much of a duochrome to it, unfortunately.

Queen Of The Amazons

I applied two coats and top coat for this. I had initially thought it was a holo, but nope, just a shimmer.

Pink Parrot

This, however, is a holo! It covered in two coats for me or might even be fine at one thick coat. I added top coat, as usual. Couldn't resist taking a shot in direct sunlight as well, which is (obviously, I guess) the second photo.