Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday | Art Inspired

Without looking at the title of this post, you might wonder why my manicure today is somewhat patriotic.  Red, white, and blue is quintessentially July 4th and somewhat out of place on May 12.  However, when I received the LOOK Nail Color trio to review, I remembered learning about the artist Peter Max and his patriotic artwork period from the 1960s-1980s (I was also lucky to host a political fundraiser in his art studio when I worked in political fundraiser right out of college and was able to see many of his pieces live on display -- very cool).

Anyways, LOOK Nail Color is a new brand which is available at Walgreens; I've already seen the display at my local one.  While I'm unsure why they've decided to open their brand with their Fourth of July promotion collection in the spring, the colors do work to reference the Peter Max flag below.

Broad Stripes and Bright Stars, index, is a stark white creme.  Somewhat chalky, I discovered that more very thin coats is the way to go to make sure you don't get white all over your cuticles.

Oh Say Can You See, middle, is a deep cobalt jelly that is a touch darker in real life than my photo shows.  It's fairly sheer so I'd suggest using this for a jelly sandwich.  While very squishy, it's also a bit watery so again, very very thin coats to avoid pooling.

Rocket's Red Glare, pinkie, is a medium red jelly.  The worst formula of the bunch, this bled, pooled, and stained my cuticles.  I swatched this twice attempting to get it to work but had the same issue both times.  Multiple thin coats again work best, but even if you're able to keep your cuticles clean, removal will leave a red residue I just wasn't a fan of.

Not part of the LOOK Nail Color collection, I used Colores de Carol Silver Cloud Martini for my accent nail.  From the Happy Hour Collection (full swatches coming soon!), this is a fantastic silver linear holo which I used as a base to dab KBShimmer Red, White, and Blue-tiful, a holographic star glitter.

What do you think?

Here's one of Peter Max's American Flag pieces off which I based my mani.

Final Thoughts on LOOK Nail Color:

LOOK Nail Color prides itself on "creativity and self-expression," hoping to "inspire the uninspired."  While red, white, and blue aren't the most unique colors, I did use them for an artwork inspired mani so I guess they succeeded there!  

Formula wise, these weren't the best: the creme chalky and the jellies runny.  I hope that can be resolved quickly because I was a fan of the square easy grip bottles and user friendly brush.  I also wish that the names of the polish were written on the bottle somewhere (I had to refer to the press letter sent to me with these to figure out which is which).

You can purchase LOOK Nail Color for $6.99 at select Walgreens.

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