One Coat Wonder?

A one coat nail polish? Color Club recently introduced the Coated One Coat nail lacquers. These nail polishes promise to be opaque in just one layer.  

Formula

I’ll be straight up with you. Unfortunately, they’re not opaque in one coat. Upon receiving them in the mail, I immediately cracked open the white polish. It needed two coats, which is not bad at all. However, given the promised one coat claim I was disappointed. 

The neons were the worst. 3 coats, even more for smooth, . Everything else was two coats. Maybe I’m just not great at applying nail polish but a majority of the Color Club Coated nail polishes required at two coats. 

In general, it’s an okay formula. Not as smooth as something like CND or OPI but it is polish is self levelling and non-streaky. Lasting power is okay, maybe 2 days without a top coat and 5 with.

Colours

The Color Club Coated nail lacquer colours are really, truly fun. It’s not your every day neutrals and nudes but a great mix of neons, bold deeper shades and a few pastels. This particular palette is nice if you want a pop of colour. 

Color Club Coated Swatches 

color club coated swatch review canada french tip
French Tip is a pure white.
color club coated swatch review canada diggin the dancing queen
Diggin’ the Dancing Queen is a bright pastel purple.
color club coated swatch review canada disco dress
Disco Dress is a dark purple.
color club coated swatch review canada psychedelic scene
Psychedelic Scene is a bright warm yellow
color club coated swatch review canada blue night
Bright Night is an electric blue.
color club coated swatch review canada take me to your chateau
Take Me to Your Chateau is a pastel blue.
color club coated swatch review canada age of aquarius
Age of Aquarius is a bright turquoise.
color club coated swatch review canada we liming
We Liming is a neon lime green.
color club coated swatch review canada yellin yellow
Yellin’ Yellow is a neon yellow.
color club coated swatch review canada modern pink
Modern Pink is a neon pink.
color club coated swatch review canada jackie oh
Jackie OH! is a bright pink.

Overall

In theory, a one-coat polish is a dream. In practice, it’s not actually a thing. That being said, the Color Club Coated Coated formulation is as decent as any other nail polish… just not a one coat wonder.

Price and availability: $12 CAD Each. The Color Club Coated line is available at Trade Secrets and nailpolishcanada.com.

 

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