It seems that everyone is jumping on the blendable nail polish band wagon. First, O.P.I. came out with their Color Paints collection, then Sephora with Formula X Infinite Ombre limited edition set. Now, Morgan Taylor has Laquer Chrome Collection. What's next, China Glaze Silver Chromatic Backdrop Collection?
What's similar about these sets? They're all two-step processes that start with a silver color base coat followed by one or more sheer polishes.
I purchased a mini set of O.P.I. Color Paints because I'm not so excited about the polishes. I didn't want to commit to full size bottles. The concept is nice, but I didn't look forward to testing them out. But, test them I did, because I wanted to give you guys, my wonderful readers, a bit of information about them. The O.P.I. Color Paints set has a silver base color called Silver Canvas Undercoat. Then there are 5 color polishes-- Primarily Yellow, Chromatic Orange, Pen & Pink, Purple Perspective and Turquoise Aesthetic (what, no Green Screen?).
It started off simple enough. The silver applied smoothly, and looked nice enough to wear on its own. Then I continued to make two failed attempts at creating colorful designs before I was satisfied with a wearable manicure. I would like to show you the fails....no, I really don't want to show the fails. As a matter of fact, I didn't bother to take a picture of the second one. But I can reveal my final attempt. I was satisfied only after I stamped over the polishes with Konad Blue Pearl (I think that's the name).
Unfortunately, I'll have to work with the multi-colored paint over chrome design concept one more time. I accidentally purchased the Sephora Formula X Infinite Ombre set. I placed a ridiculously low bid on EBay assuming that I wouldn't win, and by fluke, I won the bid. So to be fair, I have to review it as well. However, after Formula X I'm done with the base chrome concept and Morgan Taylors Chrome Collection won't be crossing my threshold. Sorry Morgan.