Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Catrice - How I Matt Your Mother

My internet connection has been really weak lately - sorry for my late replies to your comments and e-mails.

I think I now own all the Essence polishes from the core line that seem even a little bit interesting to me. It's Catrice time now. I did some swatch hunting and I must say I would never buy this polish based on the photos I've seen of it. I'm not saying those swatches aren't any good, it's just so much better in real life. When I saw How I Matt Your Mother on the Catrice display, I knew it would be a perfect dusty and murky purple for me.
Catrice How I Matt Your Mother

Catrice, How I Matt Your Mother, 2 coats
Catrice How I Matt Your Mother

Catrice, How I Matt Your Mother, 2 coats + Essence, Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer, 1 coat
Catrice How I Matt Your Mother

The label on the bottle says this polish has a 'brushed metal' effect. I'd say Catrice people did a pretty good job at describing the finish. This isn't your regular matte polish. The surface isn't just matte but also a bit gritty. I layered a coat of Essence Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer over it which makes the color stand out, but ''ruins'' the so called brushed metal effect. The surface of my nails wasn't completely glossy and smooth after only one coat of top sealer, so I guess we could say this polish is borderline top coat eater. Side by side: How I Matt Your Mother without (on the left) and with top coat (on the right): 
Catrice How I Matt Your Mother

Outdoors, natural lighting:
Catrice How I Matt Your Mother

Would I recommend this polish? Definitely. Does it have any downsides? Yes. As I mentioned so many times before (i know it's getting old) I just can't stand new Catrice brushes. I somehow learned to apply the polish without messing up my cuticles, but this is far from what I call a good brush. Also: since gritty-matte finish is one of the features of this polish it means wearing it with top coat would ruin that. Matte polishes are known for chipping and it did chip on me a bit, but nothing major. Other than that, I have no complaints. It applied nicely (thanks to formula, not the brush) and it's quite opaque. Some ladies might get away with one coat only.

What do you think of the 'brushed metal' effect? Do you like it better with or without top coat?

Thanks for looking and commenting!

14 comments:

  1. V Mullerju sem ga že držala v rokah, pa sem si potem premislila. Zdaj mi je žal, ko vidim te fotke, res je čudovit. Moram si ga kupiti :)
    Ma meni sta kar obe verziji všeč - brez in z nadlakom :)

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  2. Kakšna zanimiva barva! In tudi finiš mi je všeč. :)

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  3. Not too sure how I feel about the effect. Looks like its got some fabric texture pressed on repeatedly. Though, I think the texture would be great for any steel or cement inspired manicure. With that said, I prefer this polish without the top coat. :) The colour looks great on you btw! :D

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  4. the best swatch of this polish i've seen... thank you! <3

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  5. I think, I love this brushed metal effect *.* must take a look of these nail polishes.

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  6. I like it, although whenever I'm in store, I pass it completely.
    Think I'll just take it sometime soon!

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  7. I usually like the shiny stuff better, but this matte is so special that I like that the best :)

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  8. I don't like how this effect looks, but the name! AWESOME! legendary! I have to buy it:)

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  9. I think for this particular color the brushed metal effect doesn't really add something to the polish or color. Not like with Steel my Heart or Steel my Soul anyway. I do like the color though!

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  10. I love it. Really wish Catrice had US distribution. :'(

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  11. I love how this polish looks! You could still get the matte effect. You just need a nice matte top coat. Essie has the best one called matte about you.

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  12. Not too sure about the matte finish but omg, what a pretty colour!
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

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