Friday, June 29, 2012

Review: Duality Cosmetics - Jennifer

Duality Cosmetics was kind enough to send me a polish to try. Before I get to the swatches, here is a little bit about the company (from their website):

During the pregnancy of her identical twin girls, she had an epiphany and the creation of Duality Cosmetics was born.  As her family grew to include six daughters, Barbara’s motivation, skills and business acumen thrived.   Keenly aware of her desire to bring beauty and color into the lives of those around her and with her energy, tenacity and incredible desire to succeed, she was motivated to put into action an idea she had developed for a dual purpose nail polish product. Duality Cosmetics is a company dedicated to creating quality, efficient, multipurpose cosmetics that are fun, functional and fashionable for women with active lifestyles.

The whole idea of Duality Cosmetics is ease. That's the cool thing, there is a compartment under the polish:

Inside the "secret" compartment is a little lid that has a nail file on it and under it are 40 nail polish remover pre-soaked pads.

I chose Jennifer, from their Hope Springs Eternal collection. It is a light purple/dark lilac base with micro pink shimmer.

The shimmer does not translate out of the bottle very well. I also had some big problems with the formula. The only saving grace of this polish was a good top coat. It took 3 coats for full coverage, and it was only because their were very bad, streaky bald spots. I took a quick (and horrible) cell phone pic after the second coat so you could see...

You can really see is on my ring and pinky finger. I dont know if it was the formula, or if the brush was too stiff... but it seemed like every single bristle of the brush showed with EVERY stroke. Even the third coat looked this lumpy. The top coat was the life saver...

As I said above, there are pre-soaked remover pads in the base. They had a nice, fresh scent that I really enjoyed, but it took a whole pad to remove one nail... That means the 40 provided would only last 4 uses.

You can purchase Duality Cosmetic Polishes here for $20. Although, I wouldn't recommend it. The quality that I got out of the polish was not worth that cost, in my opinion. There is a chance that it may just be the color I chose... Please let me know if you have tried it and gotten a different result!

**this product was sent to me for review. I was not paid for this review and the opinions reflected are honest representations of my experience with the product**