Wednesday, 8 June 2016
NOTD: Lip Smackin' Good by China Glaze...
Sunny and warm days are here. It's still rainy near me, but hey,
I thought that I'd celebrate the British summer by working through my neon polish collection and as I'm currently playing with the new-for-2016
polishes I bought a little while ago, I thought I'd work on a few new reviews, to help people who are not sure if they are worth picking up.
Today we're going to look at a polish shade I've had loads of formula trouble with from every major brand; white-based pink. A shade with a strong white base + super intense colour pigments = ???
as mentioned above, Lip Smackin' Good is a neon white-based pink shade, that dries to a trying-to-be-creme-but-not-quite-making-it sort of satin finish. It does have subtle iridescent pink shimmer in, but it is largely hidden on the nail, which is a shame.
How can you tell if you have a neon polish? If it retains brightness in shadow [see pic], then you know you have a neon shade. For a neon polish (which have intensely high colour pigments, so tend to have tricky formulas) Lip Smackin' Good has a great formula; it is a white-base-optional neon shade; one coat over a white base or two coats of it on it's own, and either way the shade appears the same - I'm wearing one coat of this shade over one coat of a white creme for the photos, as I have peel-prone nails and find that a creme base to satin or matte polishes gives me a neater finish.
The formula is smooth to apply, leaving no bubbles or streaks, and is highly pigmented so you almost only need one coat - there are one or two balder spots so I do need a second coat. I was also impressed with the drying time; within two minutes after application it was touch dry.
The Lite Brites collection is new for summer 2016, and can be found on all online retailers.
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