March 08, 2019

Brand Challenge: Cadillacquer


Cadillacquer Review

Hello readers,
Shopping my own collection worked out so well for 2018 that I'm continuing the challenge to myself this year too! For the first brand of 2019 I chose Cadillacquer and wore every single untried from them that I own. Let's take a look at swatches.

Banshee

Cadillacquer BansheeCadillacquer Banshee review

Banshee features a deep purple-leaning red jelly base filled with small red glitters. The formula was sheer on the first coats but built up nicely to full coverage in three. Photos show three coats of Banshee with one coat of Essie Gel Couture top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Cadillacquer Banshee

Cadillacquer Banshee review

Cadillacquer Banshee swatch

Bloodlines

Cadillacquer BloodlinesCadillacquer Bloodlines review

Bloodlines features a pale grey holo base with teeny charcoal grey specks. In shaded lighting I found this took on a soft lavendar tone as well. The formula was excellent and took three thin coats for full coverage. However, it was so close after two that those with shorter nails or a less distinct nail line that me will likely find two is enough. Photos show three coats of Bloodlines with one coat of Essie Gel Couture top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Cadillacquer Bloodlines

Cadillacquer Bloodlines review

Cadillacquer Bloodlines swatch

Fermion

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Fermion features a pale pink leaning purple crelly base filled with tiny black glitters, small silver glitters and soft peach flecked shimmer. The formula was easy to work with and took three coats for full coverage. However, it was so close after two that those with shorter nails or a less distinct nail line than me may find two is enough. This shade dries down with a little texture from the glitters so top coat is recommended for a nice smooth finish. Photos show three coats of Fermion with one coat of Essie Gel Couture top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Cadillacquer Fermion

Cadillacquer Fermion review

Cadillacquer Fermion swatch

Zenosyne

Cadillacquer ZenosyneCadillacquer Zenosyne review

Zenosyne features a black jelly base filled with small silver glitters, scatter holo shimmer and maroon shimmer. The formula was easy to work with and took three coats for full coverage. This dries quite smoothly despite all the little glitter in there but I added top coat for a perfect finish. Photos show three coats of Zenosyne with one coat of Essie Gel Couture top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Cadillacquer Zenosyne

Cadillacquer Zenosyne review

Cadillacquer Zenosyne swatch

Apricity

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Apricity features a pale blue-green crelly base filled with a few sizes of violet glitters. The formula was a bit sheer but built up to full coverage in three coats. This dries with to a waxy finish and a little bit of texture so top coat is definitely recommended. Photos show three coats of Apricity with one coat of Essie Gel Couture top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Cadillacquer Apricity

Cadillacquer Apricity review

Cadillacquer Apricity swatch

Equilibrium

Cadillacquer EquilibriumCadillacquer Equilibrium review

Equilibrium features a teal jelly base filled with tiny red glitters. The formula was easy to apply and took three coats for full coverage. This shade dries quite shiny on its own but I added top coat out of habit. Photos show three coats of Equilibrium with one coat of Essie Gel Couture top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Cadillacquer Equilibrium

Cadillacquer Equilibrium review

Cadillacquer Equilibrium swatch

The Full Blossom Of The Evening

Cadillacquer The Full Blossom Of The EveningCadillacquer The Full Blossom Of The Evening review

The Full Blossom Of The Evening features a pale icy blue shimmery holo base filled with tiny white glitters, small jewel tone metallic flakes and a strong green flash. The formula seems sheer at fist but builds up nicely in three coats. This dries down fairly smoothly but I would still recommend top coat for a perfect finish. Photos show three coats of The Full Blossom Of The Evening with one coat of Essie Gel Couture top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Cadillacquer The Full Blossom Of The Evening

Cadillacquer The Full Blossom Of The Evening review

Cadillacquer The Full Blossom Of The Evening swatch

A Rare Gift

Cadillacquer A Rare GiftCadillacquer A Rare Gift review

A Rare Gift features a pale blue jelly base filled with tiny pink and blue iridescent flecks. The formula was easy to apply though sheer. Even after three coats my nail lines still show through a little bit, especially in bright lighting. Photos show three coats of A Rare Gift with one coat of Essie Gel Couture top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Cadillacquer A Rare Gift

Cadillacquer A Rare Gift review

Cadillacquer A Rare Gift swatch

Final Thoughts

I'm not picking favorites because it's too hard. In general, I love that Cadillacquer still puts out glitter crellies which result in the perfect speckled look. You can find Cadillacquer on


Happy polishing,

Michelle

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