Today I have the new limited edition collection by Catrice: “Candy Shock” to show you. This collection consists of four pastel shades:
I’ve shared my swatches with the sweet Mariska at Simply Polish (here) 😀 For those who don’t know her yet, check out her blog here!
I love these four shades, especially for Spring and Summer but I am really dissapointed by the formula. They are all very sheer and quite streaky. You’ll need at least three coats for a nice coverage. That’s a big bummer if you ask me. Let’s have a look:
Bring Me Peach, a peachy orange cream (not really pastel) that dries to a semi-matte finish. I used four coats for full opacity and a top coat to get an even and smooth finish. I think you can get away with three coats though. Still, that’s a lot!
Vanilla Love, a soft pastel yellow shade with yellow shimmer. Unfortunately the shimmer doesn’t transfer on the nail so well. The formula is patchy which makes application a bit difficult. I used four coats here plus top coat.
Play It Blue, a soft light blue cream which -like Bring Me Peach- dries to a semi-matte finish. I used three coats for full opacity plus a top coat.
Ice Cream, a lilac cream with pink shimmer. I was very excited about the pink shimmer in a lilac cream. That makes this one unique to my stash. But again, it’s hardly visible on the nails 😦 This is four coats plus top coat.
And here they are all together and finished with a matte top coat. I really like how this turned out.
Overall I really love the shades but I am disappointed in the formulation of them.
What do you think of these?