Last weekend I was on a major drug store nail polish excursion. My mission was to find the Milani holo’s (which I did) and maybe some other delicious new finds. Score for me, I got all kinds of goodies and I am showing you the Borghese ones today!
So Borghese is a brand that I have reviewed in the past and was never that enamored with. A lot of times their colors just don’t appeal to me, they are very sheer or just basic reds and pinks that are boring.
I also have a very strong aversion to the bottles, I think they look so incredibly outdated. And don’t even get me started on the caps! But I have learned that sometimes nice things come in hideous packages, and so I looked past that with these puppies. These were all out in the “new” makeup section, so I assume these are new for spring, even though the colors are mostly dark. I only got the three that most appealed to me, but there were also 3 or 4 others.
The formula on these was very nice, creamy, smooth no drag and fairly opaque in two coats. Check them out.
Stellare Notte is a dark blue/green that has tons of purple, pink, green and blue shimmer. This is really hard to describe but it’s very unique. This was the first one I saw of these and I snatched it up immediately for fear it was the last one! This was two coats.
Here you can see all the colors in it, gorgeous isn’t it?
Plumaggio Purple is a dark royal purple with tons of pink and blue shimmer. This is almost a “blurple” but it does learn more towards the purple side, rather than blue. This color totally spoke to me and I love it, though I think I do have a few others that are very similar. I just have a hard time passing up good purples! This was two coats.
Mezzanotte Blue is a dark navy blue creme. This one has an almost watery look to it, if that makes sense, and it’s super shiny. I like this one, but don’t love it. I also think I have a few others deep blues that look very similar. This will look almost black indoors or in low lighting also. I did need three coats because it went on more sheer than the previous two.
Overall I am pretty pleased with these. These are the best Borghese’s I have ever seen, and I hope that means more fun colors will be coming out from them soon. And maybe *hint, hint* they will change their bottles to something more appealing and modern?
I found these at my local CVS and they were $7.99 each, which is a little steep for a drug store brand, I feel. Maybe we have to pay a buck or two extra for their fancy cap. 🙂
Have you guys tried their stuff and what do you think about these ones? Pleasantly surprised perhaps?