CND’s Vinylux Mystic Slate (258)

Posted on Wednesday, at bought • 827 views

  • Manufacturer: CND (Creative Nail Design)
  • Availability: part of the Vinylux collection; released as part of the Glacial Illusion collection
  • Color Range: greyed blue creme
  • Cost/Amount: USD$9.90 for 15 ml / .5 fl oz
  • Would you purchase again: yes
CND’s Vinylux Mystic Slate (258)

I liked this color the instant I saw it in the promo photos! It’s a greyed blue that, to me, looks like a color you might find in someone’s beach house. A solid color, clear, and aged rather than worn down. The color is darker than the bottle suggests. (Has CND started painting the inside of their bottles, rather than just allowing the polish to show through?) I can see this looking really great in nail art, but for me it’s a great transitional standalone color. I got a decent-coverage manicure with one coat, but it really does look best with two.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

Close-up photo of the middle three fingernails of the left hand, showing the nail color applied. CND's Vinylux Mystic Slate Four fingers in a row, resting on the thumb, with all nails displaying 2 coats of CND's Vinylux Mystic Slate

Like the other Glacial Illusion polishes, the brush was shaped: it was flattened a bit, and the corners were trimmed. This made it a lot easier to apply and get as close as possible to the very edge of the nail bed, without getting a whole lot of polish all over my cuticles.

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