Crackle polishes are really in this season. Isadora and Barry M released crackle polishes Fall/Winther 2010 and this spring we are seeing crackle polishes from many companies - such as OPI, China Glaze, Isadora and Depend.
|Depend Crackle Polish|
Today I'll be showing you three of four crackles I got my hands on last week from Depend - I went to a store carrying the brand and when I saw the display it was already half empty.
White and black crackle was gone, there was one pink left but oddly - the most interesting colours were still there! I already have a black crackle from Barry M and plan on getting the entire collection from China Glaze when it releases, so I can honestly say I was super psyched about getting a pink, red, purple and blue effect crackle ♥
While crackle is not something I'd wear every day, I'm sure I'll be using the lighter shades (and pair the darker ones with lighter shades) this summer - I think it really stands out in the sun. I was lucky enough to catch a few sunbeams today, so I can show you these in their full glory.
I wanted you to see them on both a dark base and a light, so I used Wet'n'Wild Black Creme for the first swatch and GOSH Gypsy Blue, Depend purple and Depend white for the last swatch.
|Depend crackle polishes - left is on dark base without topcoat, right is on light base with China Glaze Fast Forward. Natural sunlight.|
As you can see, they are quite different on dark/light base colours!
The blue crackle is packed with gorgeous shimmer that really glows with a topcoat. Unlike the P2 silver shimmer crackle polish I bought in Germany (which was a pain to work with), this one has a great formula and it was easy to apply in an even layer. It looks amazing on both light and dark base colours - and it's quite a unique shatter since it's got shimmer. If you must pick out one of these, this one's definitely the most unique.
Purple is the most opaque creme of the ones I have, and again the formula was great. I love how subtle the purple is on black - it's definitely a combination I'll be using for an entire manicure, and the pale purple/dark purple combination? Perfect for a sunny day this Spring!
I don't like how the pink crackle looks on white, so I will have to try out a few other colour combinations for that one. It's a bit more sheer than the rest and the formula is a bit thinner too, making it is a bit see-through on black (but still looks great if you ask me). Even though it has a thinner formula, I still find it easy to work with.
In general I am very happy I got a chance to buy these before they sold out. Best 5-6$ I've spent on mini polishes (each) for a while! If I find the white one I will pick it up, as Depend makes some great opaque whites.
What is your opinion on crackle polishes - and what do you think about the colours from Depend? :)