Aug 31, 2012

Swatch: KIKO Holographic Nail Lacquer Part 2

On latter part of KIKO swatches, I’m going to show 401/Peacock Green and 402/Jewel Pink. Oh, actually I was misunderstanding the direction…that’s why previous and these pics are kinda “opposite direction” :( Sorry!

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Now as before, all swatches are taken under 6500K daylight lamp, with 3 coats of polishes.

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401/Peacock Green, without topcoat. Bright turquoise holo. It looks pretty much metallic but of course still pretty. I think it’s unique color for smooth fine holo :)

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401/Peacock Green, with topcoat (essence better than gel nail top sealer). Again, I don’t see any difference between with/without topcoat; actually holo effect comes bit stronger with topcoat IRL. Better to apply the topcoat. I love with it.

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402/Jewel Pink, without topcoat. Cool-toned berry pink holo. Honestly I’m bit disappointed with this, it’s pretty but holo effect was subtle from what I thought. Maybe it’s because of base color wasn’t so suitable for their holo particles…

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402/Jewel Pink, with topcoat (same as before). With topcoat, AGAIN holo effect is strengthened on this color. Like 400/Steel Gray, I definitely wear this shade with topcoat. Oh, and now I can tell the answer; beyond all the “with topcoat” swatches, I applyed glossy topcoat on all the fingers EXCEPT MIDDLE finger. Could you guess that? :)

So overall;

I like these because of;
+ Nice smooth holographic effect (especially 400/steel gray)
+ Topcoat friendly, even BETTER to apply topcoat
+ Reasonable price with good bottle size, 4.95 euro/11 ml each

I don’t like these because of;
- Not easy formula, patchy and sheer; better to use aqua base
- Few color range, I really hope they’ll release MORE

I can say I love this collection, it’s not super-duper holo but pretty smooth holo, which is really surprisingly NOT killed by glossy topcoat. This will definitely prevent the chipping - which is one of biggest weak point for classical holos - and help for easy daily use. Nice collection, I really can recommend this!! :D

12 comments:

  1. So so pretty, these are my favorites of the bunch :)

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    1. These are pretty bold color too, even nice with two coats :)

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  2. I love the blue, Sooooo gorgeous! :oD

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  3. Beautiful! I love the blue.

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  4. Really nice collection! The blue is amazing and the pink one too, although it's not that holo ;)

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    1. Yep both are pretty!!
      I'm thinking if I need backups or not :P

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  5. こちらのKIKOのカラーも可愛い過ぎて涙でます。
    これも日本では買えませんね(T_T)(T_T)
    え~ん(T_T)

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