13 Manicures of Halloween - Day 5
Color: Crimson (China Glaze)
Retail Price: $6.50 (USD)
This shade is from the 2011 Haunting collection. It’s a blackened plum creme (I thought crimson was supposed to mean “red!”), but honestly, it just looks black on the nail. I’m wearing Revlon’s Black Lingerie on my index finger and Crimson on my middle finger, and you can definitely tell there’s a difference between the two, but when you just have one or the other on your nails, the difference isn’t significant enough.
The formula for this polish was annoying. It was almost impossible to just get a little bit of polish on the brush, so when you get it on your nail, you have polish everywhere. I needed two coats for full opacity.
The Haunting displays imply that the shades in this collection should be paired with black crackle/shatter nail polish, but personally, I think that would look awful, especially with Crimson (and Near Dark, a blackened forest green creme in this collection). This shade is already so dark that a crackle/shatter polish wouldn’t really make much difference.
If you’re looking for something this dark, maybe you want to consider this. I think I’ve seen it before, though, and done better elsewhere. =/ Sorry, China Glaze. This just isn’t for me!