Ciate London after dark

Press Sample

Oil slick in a bottle. That's how I'd describe the last two Ciate London polishes I received. They always look amazing in the bottle but sometimes don't translate to the nail without a colored base coat, so I was interested to see how these did. Today I have after dark, a color shifting purple to blue polish.

I started with a base coat of Morgan Taylor REACT Max Optical Brightener and then added three coats of polish. I might have been able to get away with two but the third definitely made the polish opaque on my nail. Ciate also recommends using three coats as well. I finished with Glisten & Glow top coat.

With my normal light box, the polish is pretty evenly matched from the blue to the purple. You can even see some of the shimmer in there.

With the flash, you really see the blue come out and the purple is in the background. When I move my hand, I can see more purple and red as well.

This shot was a little blurry because I was trying to get that deep purple that's apparent to the eye but hard to capture on camera and I think I nailed it. This color is easily seen when you move your hand in both low and bright light.

Overall, I thought that paradise lost was my favorite but in fact, it's after dark. I especially loved removal because after dark doesn't have all the microshimmer that paradise lost has, so it didn't leave my fingers covered. I definitely want to compare it to my ILNP duochromes but that's for another day.

Ciate London is available in minis and full size in prices ranging from $9 to $17 and may be purchased on their website. Join the social conversation on FacebookTwitterPinterestInstagram and YouTube.

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