Femme Fatale Cosmetics A Tisket, A Tasket nail polish is a sheer milky green lacquer with seafoam green microshimmer and glitter. The glitters are a mix of white mini pieces, teal and pink squares, and some large pale green pieces.
Two coats of A Tisket, A Tasket gave plenty of glitter coverage, whereas three started to look visually cluttered and over the top.
I’ve applied three thin coats to build up some opacity on my nails, but in the future I think I’ll stick with just two coats over a pigmented base colour. Two coats of A Tisket, A Tasket gave plenty of glitter coverage, whereas three started to look visually cluttered and over the top. Without a solid base colour to work from I found it a little challenging to get a nice crisp line along my cuticles; while the polish physically applied tidily along the edges, the translucent quality meant that it looks a little soft and faded around the edges. There’s a fix for this, however, and I’ll mention it after my next point.
I find with a lot of indie lacquers it’s incredibly easy to go from ‘interesting sparkle’ to ‘little kid’s craft box glitter explosion’, either because the designers have gone balls to the wall on the more-is-more school of glitter overload, or because the formula itself is a little tricky to work with. With this polish it’s definitely the latter – I found the base polish is just a teeny little bit too sheer to maintain the best balance of glitter to coverage.
Solution to these twin issues of visual clarity and tidy nail edges? Easy! A single coat of a solid base polish in a matching colour would give that instant nail coverage and crisp edge I mentioned above while allowing A Tisket, A Tasket’s glitters and microshimmers to pop brightly. I’m thinking either something like OPI Skull & Glossbones, Make Up Store William, or a stark white like China Glaze White On White.
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