Happy Friday! I posted a Kester Black nail polish back in January and, if you recall, I was rather enamoured with the buttery smooth formula and especially taken by the clean, focused, on-point colours across the entire Kester Black collection. No gaudy glitterbombs or everything-and-the-kitchen-sink mixing here, just a focused and carefully edited selection of lacquers in mostly creme formulas.
I recently added a few more lacquers to my Kester Black collection, Lilac and Forest, and I’ve got some quick nail swatches for your perusal~
Lilac is exactly what it says: an ultra clean lilac pastel that’s not too blue and not too pink. Pastel polishes have really improved over the past few years with formulas that aren’t the streaky, patchy nightmares of old, and Lilac is an excellent example of this. It was almost – almost! – a one coat wonder, but I needed two very thin coats to create a glossy and smooth finish.
Forest is a deep rich green creme that’s slightly lighter than a traditional British racing green, and darker than an emerald green. Application was very smooth, with two thin coats needed to create a smooth even finish. Forest dries with a slightly rubberised satin finish, so I added a slick of top coat to bring out some lush shine.