Pros: cheap dupe for more expensive brands, unique color, dries quick, great brush, shear enough to layer over other colors, holo!
Cons: requires 2-3 coats to get to bottle color, not gooey but I wish the formula was a little thinner, might not compliment those with yellow/golden undertones
Summary: I like this unique color but am on the fence as to whether it compliments my NC45 skin tone. Those with pink under tones may like this color more. But this color applies so shear it layers well (i.e. over essie's berry naughty) So it's unique & versatile enough to keep. continued >>
I bought it because, at least in the light at my local Walgreens, it looked grey, and I had no true grey nailpolish. I wasn't impressed when I put it on my nails: that's not the polish's fault, though.
It is a very sheer/thin nailpolish: I think that's a factor in why it dries so fast, or is supposed to. (That's why base coat and top coat tend to dry fast.) Because it is so sheer, it takes a LOT of coats to get to the color in the bottle, and even then it's hard to. If you have an issue with that, definitely avoid this.
The main reason I like this is, because it's so thin, the duochrome works great with darker colors, and alters it a bit. Right now, I have it over one of Sinful Colors' older colors, Dream On (a fluorescent-ish purple). The grey in it muted the fluroescent-ness, and the purple of the duochrome, gives my nails a bit of a lilac-ish sheen in the light. As far as what it's a dupe of...I'll leave that to everyone else.
This color is what's on my nails as I type. I'm beginning to love it. It's color is different and very pretty. Drying time is quick and I am also in love with the brush. I could cover my nail in 1 stroke. You can't go wrong for under $2. Thank you Wet N Wild!
Wet n Wild's Gray's Anatomy is a beautiful sheer silver purple, with green, grey and blue flashes. It's a dupe for Deborah Lippman Wicked Game (which I also own and yeah - exact).
It takes 2 or 3 coats to get to bottle color, but it dries quite quickly (it is in their Fast-Dry collection after all) and has a beautiful shine. I've tried it layered over black, dark blue and Zoya Kelly and that was mind-blowing. Brings out the colors and the duochrome so very well.
At $1.99 for the Wet n Wild, versus $18 for the Deborah Lippman, I know which one I'll be buying another bottle of.
Very sheer color on its own but exquisite when layered over something dark. Formula is nice and fluid, very easy to apply. Its a duochrome that looks silver in the bottle but flashes from green to purple. Click continued for a picture of it layered over Sinful Nirvana.
Dupe for Deborah Lippmann's Wicked Game. The polish is somewhat sheer but I think that's alright for this type of color. Unlike most duochromes, I found it looked best under fluorescent light and pretty lackluster outdoors. I'm completely indifferent to the way it looks in natural light, but its gorgeous in my office! The formula is a bit watery and definitely required 2-3 coats. Works nicely for layering as well.
I love this color it is very thin as other have said but it still looked good on anyway. Next time I do try it again I plan on layering it over a black, probably the black color in this line.
I love this color! The polish is very sheer, yes, but looks amazing once you get it opaque. this can take 4-5 coats alone but I put it on over china glaze OMG (silver holo) and it's perfect in two coats. it also looks amazing over black. very pretty in all lights. I think it's great for longer nails,it emphasizes the length and the tri-chrome factor, that's when you really see it best, IMO. I gave the packaging a 3 because although i do really like the WnW new curved brush, but the one on this bottle was all messy and some of the bristles are misaligned so it creates a moppy type brush- bad. but that's def a defect, not the intended design. (which i like)
Let me just say something first. If this NP by definition is fast dry, I would probably end up becoming a SV addict... which will never happen. I love Grey's Anatomy, so when I saw swatches on Scrangie with a good review, I decided to head out and purchase this. ONLY my local Walgreens had this, so if you can't find it at CVS or Walmart, et.al. give it a try.
Color: Dupe for DL Wicked Game. Trichrome with a purple-tinted grey with purple and green on the edges. Amazing-looking in the bottle.
Drying time: 60 seconds? lol you mean, 60 minutes for each coat needed? EXTREMELY SLOW. I got dents after 4 hours of application even after using SV... wth?
Opacity: 3 or 4 coats. I haven't tried it as a TC but that could possibly work.
I rarely say that I regret purchasing NP as long as I didn't pick up a dupe for something I already have. I regretted buying this one the first time I tried it. Needless to say, I haven't tried using it again and it's collecting dust. If it weren't for its name, I prob would have gotten rid of it.
I don't understand why this got such bad reviews. I love this polish! Yeah, it's a bit sheer but it only took me 2 coats and I got a really nice color. My second day on this and it hasn't chipped (pretty impressive for me) The color is so nice, I love it!