Color Club’s Karat Cake review with swatches

Posted on Wednesday, at bought • 940 views

  • Manufacturer: Color Club
  • Availability: part of the Oil Slick collection, released in 2019
  • Description:
  • Cost/Amount: USD$10 for 15 ml / .5 fl oz
  • Would you purchase again: yes
All of the entries for the year 2020 were completed before March 2020. Most items were bought in, or before, 2019. And so, despite the pandemic where buying makeup is definitely a lower priority, I'm still publishing these posts.
Color Club’s Karat Cake

When the 2019 Oil Slick collection came out, I wasn’t all that interested in many of the “new” colors. I didn’t know that they’d have much multichrome action, and I didn’t want to pay extra for non-colorshifting polishes. The first time I saw review-photos of Karat Cake, I thought…well, hey, that’s Firelight in nail polish form, let’s give it a try.

The polish shows brushstrokes pretty visibly. I also got a bubbly bottle - I don’t know if I shook it too violently, or if I just got an off-bottle. I do love the shade and the stronger gold shimmer effect! I did apply three coats, because with two coats I was getting just a bit of VNL still.

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 2 coats of Color Club's Karat Cake polish. The left hand holding a bottle of nail polish and displaying all manicured fingernails, with 2 coats of Color Club's Karat Cake polish. Four fingers in a row, resting on the thumb, with all nails displaying 2 coats of Color Club's Karat Cake polish.

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