Sunday, 18 August 2013

Colorbar Nail Polish in 02 Valentino

Up for review today is yet another nail paint from Colorbar. It is a nail paint from the red family and yet somehow manages to be chic and differerent.


Product name: Colorbar Nail Polish Valentino 02


Colorbar nail polish 02 Valentino



02 Valentino
Product price: INR 110.
Product quantity: 9 ml.
Shelf life: Three years.

My thoughts: Valentino is a warm maroon with distinct brick undertones. I don't see any discernible shimmer in the polish and the polish sets to a nice glossy creme finish on the nails. The glossiness however is not as pronounced after some 4-5 hours of application unless layered under a good top coat. 
The paint formula is typical Colorbar - a bit runny, thin and self leveling. Application is a breeze. The paint goes opaque in about three coats. I get a decent wear time of about three days with minimum tip wear when worn without top coat but the glossiness that is so pronounced during the first few hours post application goes away.

Valentino in two coats on little finger and three on the rest, can you see the sheerness?
Valentino in three coats

The Good and Bad and the Aby:

The Good: 
1. Beautiful shade.
2. Super easy to apply.
3. Lovely creme finish.

The Bad:
Doesn't retain the glossiness unless topped up a clear top coat.

The Aby Rant*:
Personal rants? None, I adore this polish.

* Aby rant is my personal problems with the product, may not be a negative in general.

Dupe Alert: This polish belongs to the most conventional color family of nail paints and all brands do some variation of this color. With one coat, the Gala of London polish in 811 Pearl is similar, but terribly streaky, and by 3-4 layers, the the streakiness is gone, the color becomes very dark and is nothing similar to this one.

Overall verdict: I love this shade and reach for it often when I have a wedding or similar functions to attend. I find that it better flatters my complexion than the traditional reds.


UniquenessColour PayoffLongevityApplication EaseValueOverall Grade
3.53.54.54.54.5A

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