American Apparel • Nail Lacquer (All Shades) • Polishes
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
Reviewing the Berry nail color... This isn't the worst polish I've ever experienced and it isn't the worst. The color is really rich which is deff a plus but the consistency of the polish is pretty watery. It takes quite long to dry (even with a quick-dry top coat). And if you don't use a top coat the colors dry matte. Also the brush on these polishes suck. They don't spread the polish well at all. But over all the colors are good and the prices aren't too bad either especially to be bought from American appeal. You just have to move a little slower while painting and wait a little longer to dry.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
American Apparel has a great selection at an affordable price. I believe the quality is as good as OPI or Essie.I will repurchase.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I haven't actually bought or even tried the nail polish but I am writing a review on what I know and have heard. The American Apparel nail polishes are in my opinion expensive (but what at AA isn't expensive?) 6.00 a piece. You can get about 2-3 good quality nail polishes at that price just saying but that's not the worst part... The worst part is that the neon nail polishes are known to cause cancer. I know for sure about the neon ones but I'm not quite sure on the regular ones but anyways If you look on the back of the neon ones it will say "THIS PRODUCT MAY CONTAIN A CHEMICAL KNOWN TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE CANCER, OR BIRTH DEFECTS OR OTHER REPRODUCTIVE HARM" I know someone who bought a nail polish and returned it immediately after finding out what may happen. There's a great colour selection but I just don't think these nail polishes are worth it even if they are amazing.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Somehow or other I've ended up with a fair number of AA polishes. Pinto, Peacock, and Malibu Green all have separate reviews. The other colors I have are Cotton, Pink Ladies, MacArthur Park, and Passport Blue. The one thing I love about these polishes is that they come in a great selection of colors, but are all basic creme polishes. Of course they have a line of glitter polishes, but it's separate and I appreciate that because sometimes I just want a good creme polish in a funky color. Secondly, the formula on these are amazing. The only color I've ever had to do more than 2 coats on was Cotton, which I fully expected because it's such a light color (and even then I only had to do 3 coats). Normally, if I want to get more than 3 days of wear out of polish (I'm really hard on my nails) I have to use Orly Bonder basecoat, but with AA I don't have to do anything special. Cotton and MacArthur Park I took off on day 6 not because they was wear and/or chipping, but because I was bored. Lastly, I love the packaging. Simple, square bottles that easily fit into my storage containers unlike odd-shaped bottles (NOPI - hate those bottles).
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I must first start by saying that this company has THE most amazing colors ever and the brush is THE best on the market as well giving an effortless application. The shine is incredible too. I had absolutely nothing negative to say abot this polish EXCEPT>>>>>>>>> that it chips very very quickly, like on day 3. I have good nails and wear my polish, unchipped, for a week or more. This polish must have a formula that is not chip resistant and that is the reason I gave it a 3 out of 5 on overall rating. Just really annoying that I have to change the polish so quickly. It stayed beautiful for two days. NOT NEARLY LONG ENOUGH!. Does not compare to the wear of ESSIE polishes. But I must say they do win on the colors and shine and ooh laa laa, that brush. Please American Apparel, tweak your formula. You almost got it right!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
My favorite thing about AA polishes are 1.) the colors, and 2.) the packaging! There are some really unique and pretty colors in their selection, including in their NEON and Glitter lines. Some stores don't carry all the colors, so look at the full selection online! The packaging is really unique and definitely is a plus, and i'm not usually a sucker for packaging. Check them out! Its good to support products made in the usa!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
UPDATE: Wear on these polishes is good, no budging at all on my toes. I did use Passport Blue on my fingernails the other day, was disappointed that it had started chipping the next day. I have bought three more though, African Violet, Mount Royal and Smoke Dazle which is a fabulous holographic dark silver. I applied it on Saturday, and today (Monday) it still looks amazing. I actually can't wait to redo my nails!
I am in the UK, and hadn't actually heard of this polish until I went into the store a few days ago. The clothes are, well, not for me - but the polishes are!
I bought American Denim (light blue), Palm Springs (nude), Passport Blue (navy) and a Meteor Shower (gold glitter). They are £17 for 3 in store, £7 each (£9 each and £23 for 3 online!) and Palm Springs was a bonus at £3.50 as it is being discontinued.
Today I have used American Denim and Meteor Shower on my toes, I will update on wear on a later date but so far I am very pleased! I like the packaging, don't have a problem with the slim brush (although I do prefer a fatter one) and the coverage is awesome. I definitely could have got away with one coat, but I still did two.
I will be going back once payday arrives!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This polish lasts quite well. I easily got a full week out of it with minimal tip wear, using Seche Vite top coat. I'm not sure what it's dry time would be without Seche. I'm not a fan of the packaging. The brush is long both in stem and bristles, the bristles don't fan well and are skinny. The formula is quite thin. You need to apply carefully as the brush will want to pick up lots of the product which will then want to run down and flood your nails. I call it a two coat application because the first coat goes a bit streaky. I'm sure it would be a one coat application if the brush was better. I'd tolerate it for a unique colour, but wouldn't go out of my way to buy it otherwise.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I bought my first three AA polishes in Butter, Dynasty, and Passport Blue (and I have my eye on a couple more).
1. Pigmentation. The three I bought each had incredible pigmentation. Seriously. If you are careful, you can get away with one coat.
2. Application. They applied quite smoothly, excluding Butter (but such is the nature of yellows). They also dried relatively glossy.
3. The bottle. I love the shape! They're slim, rectangular, and are great for storage because they take up such little surface area.
4. Colors. There are quite a few pretty ones to choose from, but be warned-don't go by the color swatches on the AA website. (And as a sidenote, Passport Blue is INCREDIBLE. It really changed my mind about blue polish; I was convinced that blue looked terrible on my nails and avoided it like the plague. Who knows why I ordered Passport Blue, but I'm so glad I did-it's so deep and rich and sophisticated. It was my 'gateway' blue-I've gone from a loather of blue polish to a VERY picky blue polish lover! :D)
5. Price. $6. Awesome.
1. The brush. Good lord, I hate the brush. It's long, it's floppy...it makes application such a chore. I hate the AA brushes more than I hate those horrid O.P.I. ProWide brushes. I like the brush head to be short and slim and somewhat firm-I feel like I have better control with those, but the floppiness of the AA brush makes clean-up with acetone essential (for me anyway).
Despite all the good things about these polishes, I am giving them a 3 because of the craptastic brush. I'm tempted to try and cut them shorter myself-we'll see. If they improved on the brush these would be a 5, hands down.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Kinky Eyes: Brown
These are quite good nail polishes I have three Hunter, California Trooper and Rose Bowl the colours are outstanding but there are some things to bear in mind first:
1. These seem to perform very differently with a base coat so if you're one of those people who prefer to skip a base coat every now and again, you're headed for chip city
2. Some shades can be extremely streaky to apply - Rose Bowl is worst for this and no matter how much I shake it (side to side) still applies streaky. This may just be a hit and miss - Hunter and CT are fine with 2 coats.
3. Thin brush some people love this but I'm not one of those people so that's something to bear in mind.
Overall the attraction to the AA nail polishes are the colours they are simply beautiful creme shades with a gloss finish. I wouldn't buy another simply because I have way to many nail polishes for someone who isn't a manicurist!