October 21, 2020

Brand Challenge: Picture Polish


Picture Polish Review

Hello readers,
Today I'm continuing to swatch my way through my Picture Polish collection. Let's take a look at swatches.

Lagoon

Picture Polish Lagoon ReviewPicture Polish Lagoon

Lagoon features an aqua jelly base filled with a flecked scatter holo shimmer and a sprinkling of aqua glitters. The formula was easy to work with though sheer. After three coats my nail lines still show through. Photos show three coats of Lagoon with one coat of Girly Bits Cosmetics What A Rush top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Picture Polish Lagoon

Picture Polish Lagoon Review

Picture Polish Lagoon

Desire

Picture Polish Desire ReviewPicture Polish Desire

Desire features a berry jelly base filled with scatter holo shimmer and a purple sheen. The formula was easy to work with and nicely pigmented taking two coats for full coverage. Photos show two coats of Desire with one coat of Girly Bits Cosmetics What A Rush in daylight spectrum lighting.

Picture Polish Desire

Picture Polish Desire Review

Picture Polish Desire

Altered State

Picture Polish Altered State ReviewPicture Polish Altered State

Altered State is a duochrome topper with an blue to purple shifting shimmer and tiny silver holo flecks. The formula was easy to work with though I found I needed to coats over a base colour to get good shifty coverage. Photos show two coats of Altered State over Zoya Mallory with one coat of Girly Bits Cosmetics What A Rush top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Picture Polish Altered State

Picture Polish Altered State Review

Picture Polish Altered State

Gravity

Picture Polish Gravity ReviewPicture Polish Gravity

Gravity is a duochrome topper with an aqua to pink shifting shimmer and tiny silver holo flecks. This had a very similar formula to Altered State, requiring two coats over a base colour to get good shifty shimmer payoff. Photos show two coats of Gravity over Zoya Rocky with one coat of Girly Bits Cosmetics What A Rush top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Picture Polish Gravity

Picture Polish Gravity Review

Picture Polish Gravity

Big Bang

Picture Polish Big Bang ReviewPicture Polish Big Bang

Big Bang features a navy jelly base filled with tiny silver holo flecks, scatter holo shimmer and a sprinkling of multicoloured flakies. The formula was easy to work with and took three coats for full coverage. Photos show three coats of Big Bang with one coat of Girly Bits Cosmetics What A Rush top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Picture Polish Big Bang

Picture Polish Big Bang Review

Picture Polish Big Bang

Muse

Picture Polish Muse ReviewPicture Polish Muse

Muse features a deep purple jelly base filled with tiny silver flecks. The formula was very pigmented. I used two coats here, but I think you could get things done in one if you keep an eye out for sheer spots. Photos show two coats of Muse with one coat of Girly Bits Cosmetics What A Rush top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Picture Polish Muse

Picture Polish Muse Review

Picture Polish Muse

Final Thoughts

My personal favorites from this group are Big Bang and Muse. You can find Picture Polish on


Happy polishing,

Michelle

4 comments :

  1. These are super amazing, loving the iridescent ones :-D

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  2. Which polish brands do you recommend (your tried and true) for quick-drying, long-wear formulas? I have little kids so time is precious to me. I can’t afford to sit around waiting for polish to dry but really love polish?

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    1. Long-wearing is hard to say because it really depends on your personal body chemistry. A brand that seems to last forever on one person may chip instantly on another. My personal go-to's when I want polish to last are Girly Bits Cosmetics, Emily de Molly and Great Lakes Lacquers.

      For the quick dry part, I'd recommend picking up a quick dry top coat, which makes pretty much any polish quick drying. Girly Bits Cosmetics What A Rush is the one I reach for most.

      Hope that helps.

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  3. Which polish brands do you recommend (your tried and true) for quick-drying, long-wear formulas? I have little kids so time is precious to me. I can’t afford to sit around waiting for polish to dry but really love polish?

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