Impala Nail Color is a Brazilian brand that recently launched in the US! Yay for news brands for us!
Their polishes are 3-free and many of them are also hypoallergenic. They have a pretty wide variety of shades and finishes as well.
There are two things to note with this polish. One is that yes, the bottles are shaped a little different from most in the US. I don’t love the shape but it didn’t have any negative effect in the application. I actually found the pointed tip easy to hold and manage. The one issue I had was the wand tends to get super flooded, so I had to wipe it and the brush off quite a lot before I applied the polish.
Cajá Manga is a cool-toned lemon yellow shimmer. The formula was rather thin and with most yellows it started off streaky. After three thin coats though, it was mostly completely even.
Palmeira Tropical is a soft jade green. This is a really nice subtle and quiet green. Not mint, not truly jade, but kind of a combination. The formula was a little watery and thin with this one. I used three thin coats here and it’s a little patchy on some spots still.
Água Fresca is a slightly subdued sky blue creme. This one was a bit thicker and so I only needed two coats.
Biquini Vermelho is a vivid red jelly. This is a really gorgeous shade, finish and formula. Loved everything about it. This was just two coats.
Overall: Well this is my first time trying them out and I liked them. A couple of the shades gave me some streaking/patchy issues and the wand was flood city. But other than that no problems! I think of these shades the most interesting color is Cajá Manga and the best formula was Biquini Vermelho.
Availability: Mundial Impala site.
Pricing: $5-8.00 for 0.25 oz.
Have you ever tried Impala?
I am trying to find out of these are cruelty free right now. Will update when I know for sure!
Note: Undetermined if cruelty free