Monday, January 26, 2015

Black & White Nailpolish

If you're into nail art, you'll know that a good black and white nail polish are key to a good nail art. Use a dried up, thick and clumpy black nail polish for some details, and your beautiful work is ruined... Therefor, I'm always on the hunt for the best black and white nail polishes. Unfortunately, this is not an easy task. A lot of the drugstore ones are too watery and not opaque at all. Apply two coats and you can still see your nails through the nail polish. Still being on the hunt for the perfect (and preferably affordable) black and white nail polish, I decided to put the Maybelline Color Show ones to the test. Did they pass the test? Or are they both a complete fail? Let's find out!

Maybelline Color Show 130 Winter Baby
On the picture shown above I used two coats of this polish. And as you can tell, it's definitely not opaque. Even after those two coats I'm still able to see my nails trough the polish, which is not a good look. The consistency of the polish is really watery and just too thin, which makes it quite difficult to work with. It does leave a nice shine though and is not streaky at all. Overall, I was quite disappointed and would not recommend it. Especially for nail art this would just not work because of its consistency and (lack of) opacity. In my opinion, there are way better options on the market...

Maybelline Color Show 677 Blackout
Even though the polish above might not be the star of this Color Show range, this black one is amazing! Again it's a pretty thin formula, but after one coat your nails will look black, but still a little streaky. But after applying the second coat of this, it looked really good! It looked completely black, glossy and no streaks. Overall, a really good black polish!

Do you have a favorite black or white polish? Let me know in the comments!
XxX Elvira

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