[The products shown in this post were sent to me for review.]
I have to start by saying that I was rather reluctant to post this review. Firstly, I don’t really care to post manis that I didn’t particularly like. Secondly, if I have something negative to say about a particular brand, I try to balance it with something positive. Unfortunately, I cannot quite do that for the two shades I’m reviewing here.
Nevertheless, people read blogs because they want honest opinions. If we want to read about “perfect” products, we would just refer to ads and paid publicity campaigns. As such, here is my very candid review of two shades from an indie brand new to me: Delush Polish Opalescent and Unlucky Edith.
I was sent two mini bottles through Mei Mei’s Signatures. Of course, the brushes of mini bottles are smaller and this could have affected the application. I was told the formula of the full-sized ones was better.
Overall, my impression of both shades was that the formula was thick and lumpy. Both had a creamy base, which made it tricky to apply smoothly. Because there was some dragging and bald spots, I had to do three coats, which made it even thicker. Even with Glisten and Glow HK Girl, you can still clearly see that it was uneven. Also, because the base was rather opaque, the glitter didn’t really pop. While I did like the shimmer in Unlucky Edith, the difficult formula made me reluctant to try it again.
I used three coats of each polish with top coat. All photos were taken in the sun.
Delush Polish Opalesque has a minty green base with silver glitter and shimmer.
Delush Polish Unlucky Edith has a light blue base with gold and silver glitter, as well as a nice pop of green shimmer.
After I shared with Mei Mei my experience and thoughts about the samples, she kindly sent me a full-sized bottle of Unlucky Edith to try again. I haven’t had the time nor inclination to try it though. If I do and if it is indeed better, I’ll be sure to share it.
Now, I’ve seen other bloggers’ reviews of these two shades and they seemed to have a better impression of the polish. Here are links to a couple of reviews for your reference: