It’s a grey, foggy dreary Monday morning in SF today. Hopefully some of these cool polishes from Kleancolor will cheer those of us up who live around here!
Kleancolor is a cosmetic brand that is new to me. They have been around for about 15 years and make a variety of products such as eye makeup, concealer, foundation, blush, etc. They have just over 100 different color of nail polish in a variety of finishes such as sheer, pearl, glitter and cremes. They also have 22 colors of polish used for nail art that have small fine brushes for precision painting.
Today I am reviewing five of the sheer/pearl/creme colors and tomorrow I will have four glitters for you. Peep em out! Oh and as a side note, I made these pics really large. Let me know if you prefer them this big, which can mean slower download time, or smaller like they normally are.
Sweet Purple is a very nice lavender pearl that flashes pink and blue depending on the lighting. This is very sheer and even after three coats I was hoping for a little more color payoff. The formula was really nice, no issues to report.
Real Garnet looks like it’s going to be a medium creamy red color, but in fact is super sheer and has more of a pink/red color to it. I’m not gonna lie, I didn’t like this at all. It was just so sheer and almost watery and I like colors with a serious *impact*, which this doesn’t have. This was three coats.
Sonic Boom is a green teal with a very interesting finish. When I was applying it, it went on REALLY sheer and also a wee bit watery. After three coats (again I was hoping for more color payout after three coats) I noticed some very small silver glitter pieces in it. I mean they were SO small I couldn’t see them in the bottle or on my nails until I saw the pics blown up. You can see them here. It makes for a more interesting color, but still too sheer for me.
Deep Passion is a dark, vampy, wine colored creme. Finally some serious color! This didn’t apply as evenly as I would have liked, but I frequently have this issue with these dark wine colored cremes. After three coats it was looking pretty nice, though not what I would classify as anything “original”.
Purple Velvet is the darker sister to Sweet Purple. This is more of a grape colored pearl polish that doesn’t have the same pink/blue flash to it. I like this a lot, but AGAIN it was too sheer for my tastes. This was three coats.
I will reserve my overall opinion for the second half of these tomorrow, so stay tuned! You can check out their website here and the colors retail for just $1.49 each, which is definitely a huge bonus!!