I think I’ve said it before: I’m a science fiction nerd. Proud of it. 🙂 That’s one of the reasons probably that I’m very attracted to polishes that try to mimic the night sky and space. What I’ve been able to get my hands on I’ve gotten.
And today I’m showing the five I own to you.
Eyeko Cosmic, China Glaze Cosmic, China Glaze Meteor Shower, Alix Avien No 187, Wet’n’Wild Midnight
Now, I bet these look pretty similar in the bottle shot the difference mainly being in the base colour. Actually, there are some major differences in application, how they look on the nail, what you need to do to make them look good.
Have a look at these on my nails (in the same order, starting from the thumb ending with the pinky).
From the two blacks I absolutely prefer Eyeko Cosmic, which contains tons of pieces of small holo glitter in a black creme base. It’s opaque in two coats and needs only a thin layer of top coat.
China Glaze’s Cosmic is big and chunky silver glitter in a black creme base. Two-three coats are needed, and at least two thick layers of top coat to allow the silver to shine. Otherwise it looks like a bumpy mess. 😦 If lucky, the silver sometimes reflects other colours as well.
China Glaze’s Meteor Shower is gorgeous! And a looooot of work to get it to look like that. The polish is a thick mess to apply with it’s dark blue creme base (darkest of the blues shown here) filled with chunky pieces of multicoloured glitter. It also needs at least two thick layers of top coat to look anything like what you see in the bottle. Otherwise it’s bumpy and unappealing and doesn’t even sparkle. I don’t even want to talk about the removal of these two China Glazes. *gringes*
Alix Avien’s No 187 is my overall favourite. The dark blue jelly base filled with small silver glitter makes it special and least in need of a top coat. I’m actually not wearing any in this picture (compared to two layers on the China Glaze blue and black). You’d still need to add one thin layer to make it look its best. It’s also the most reminiscent of the actual night sky. Two coats to apply; removal is easy.
Wet’n’Wild’s Midnight is a blurple shimmery base with tons of smallish holo glitter. Very similar to the Eyeko in that. However it has the lightest base colour with a strong purple tint to the blue. It’s also the sheerest needing at least three coats of the polish. It’s a really pretty polish, but nothing like what the name implies.
So there you have it. 🙂
Do you own any of these? Which do you like the best? Any other space-midnight polishes I should check out?