Saturday, 14 April 2012

Catrice Million Styles Effect Top Coats

For this spring, Catrice released eight limited edition Million Styles Effect Top Coats, along with a clutch of 24 nail polishes. The eye-catching top coats are a quick and fun way to jazz up any nail lacquer.

The Million Effects boast a new flat, extra-broad brush for easy layering. Made in Luxembourg, these are retailing at CHF5.90 (about S$8) for 10ml.

02 Million Dollar Baby (chunky gold glitter)

03 Miss Money Penny (soft golden shimmer)

05 Return of Space Cowboys (blue sparkles)

This looks like a intriguing blue-purple duochrome in the bottle but there is no duochrome effect when applied on the nails.

From left: Return of Space Cowboys, 06 Godfather of Pearl and 08 Have An Ice Day

08 Have An Ice Day (left) and 06 Godfather of Pearl

Godfather of Pearl (blue and silver shimmer)

Have An Ice Day (sparkly holographic glitter)

The four that I came home with.

Applied over China Glaze Emerald Sparkle (from left to right): Return Of Space Cowboys, Godfather of Pearl, Have An Ice Day, Nicole by OPI One Less Lonely Glitter.

The formula of the Million Styles top coats is smooth and dries down within ten minutes to a budgeproof finish. Have An Ice Day is the most glittery of the four.

04 Shake It! Flake It! has a cheaper dupe by its sister brand: Essence Nail Art Special Effect Topper 08 Night In Vegas (CHF3.95), which is made in France. The holographic irregular flakies shift from orange, yellow to green.

The two main differences are the amount of product (10ml for Catrice versus 8ml for Essence) and the shape of the brush. The Catrice brush is slightly broader and thicker.

In the pic below, Catrice C04 Shake It! Flake It! is on the left half while Essence 08 Night In Vegas is on the right half. The Catrice version lays down the flakies in greater density than the Essence version.


Joyce September said...

They look so pretty! Are the glitters hard to remove though?

Haru said...

hi Joyce,
Nope, the glitters are quite small and come off fairly easily with a bit of soaking with the nail polish remover.