Speciallità‘s Artsy review

Posted on Wednesday, at bought • 397 views

  • Manufacturer: Speciallità
  • Availability: part of the Mari Moon collection
  • Description: duochrome blue-violet to cabernet-red shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: approximately $12 for 14 ml / .5 fl oz
  • Would you purchase again: yes
  • Similar shades: China Glaze's Want My Bawdy
Speciallità‘s Artsy

Viewed straight-on, this polish looks like a fairly straightfoward blue with purple shimmers at the edge. It does veer toward a cabernet-red at different angles, though. I'm so used to duochromes having a more pronounced shift - gold into blue, green into orange, what have you - that these gradient-duochromes sometimes don't hit my radar until I've applied them and really seen the color change. Artsy wasn't one that I wanted at the outset, but I'm glad that I got it. It's a nice wintertime duochrome that's more subtle. (I'll have to try wearing this in to the office and see if anyone comments.)

This polish did take a lot of coats to get full opacity. I suspect that it would look good applied over a coat of black polish - you'd get the duochrome effects with much of the color depth, but wouldn't have to use four coats to get the color intensity. (It would also mean you'd be able to have more manicures.) These polishes are not Big-3 free, which could be problematic for some folks. They do have that chemical scent to them - but it isn't as strong as Seche Vite (my nostrils still cringe remembering how strong that smelled.) Artsy, along with all of the Mari Moon polishes, is still available for order from Speciallità‘s web site…if Speciallità ships to the US, and if you can read or speak Portuguese.

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Close-up photo of the middle three fingernails of the left hand, showing the nail color applied. Speciallità's Artsy Speciallità's Artsy Speciallità's Artsy

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