5 months ago
I've had this polish in the shade Fiery Lava for ages. It's the perfect classic red, and it doesn't pull cool or warm on me, which is why I love it. A lot of reds have a much more blueish undertone that just doesn't have the same effect against my olive skin tone. This, however, plays in great harmony with a variety of outfits and makeup looks. The formula is lovely. It's extremely opaque, to the point where if I wanted to only do one coat, I could get away with it. But I like the finish a second coat provides, so I always double up. It does take a while to dry, so if you're going to paint your nails with this, you're in for the long haul. But trust me - it's worth it. The second coat is fairly glossy, but I always use a topcoat, since I'm rough on my hands. The longevity is totally decent. It's not THE most long-wearing polish in the world, but I can get a few days out of it without needing to touch up too much, which is rare for me. This is usually around $9 at any given health food store (Earth Fare, Whole Foods, etc.), but it commonly goes on sale. Honestly, given the rising cost of nail products, that's not a terrible price. Especially considering the fact that it performs very well. I also appreciate that this is a safer (and vegan) formula. I want to try other shades in this range. There's a dark teal glitter one that's been calling my name for years!
About reviewer (514 reviews)
SkinAcne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
HairBrown, Wavy, Fine