Before I get into how much I undyingly love this polish – there are 3 new Ciaté shades free in Marie Claire this month, in ‘Bon Bon’ (taupe creme), ‘Jelly Bean’ (pink with blue shimmer) and ‘Purple Sherbet’ (pale purple creme)… at £3.70 each you really can’t go wrong! Also there’s a code for 25% off Ciaté orders in the magazine too, so you can get your favourites for less for a little while!
Ciaté Pom Pom is nothing new in terms of colour. Coral polish has been done and done and done – I in fact have 5-6 polishes in this exact shade. Where it differs is in the formula and finish. Observe:
Pom Pom is a gorgeous, glossy coral creme. This bold colour is so perfect for summer! This is the difference between Pom Pom and other similar corals (by Eyeko, NYC, BeautyUK etc.) – in my experience, corals tend to require several coats to hide the free edge of the nail. Pom Pom – a creme, applies smoothly and creamily and in 2 coats, is totally opaque. Equally, the Ciaté brush, of medium width and thickness, really adds to the flawless application. I find the long handle and the brush shape combined allow for quick and beautiful application, even for a messy polisher like me.
The photos all show 2 coats – I couldn’t see my free-edge in person. The polish dries quickly, and dries to a lovely glossy high shine – no need for a topcoat.
In my eyes, you get every penny you pay for with Ciaté. I feel that with brands like OPI, Essie and China Glaze, often you get a great and unique colour choice, but the application/longevity/finish/opacity of the polish lets it down, for the price you pay. I consistently find Ciaté to be of high quality… which in my eyes makes their polishes worth the £9, even if I do have to save up for them or buy them as a treat. (And no… I don’t work for Ciaté! These are my genuine thoughts I swear!!!).
What do you think? Is this worth splurging £9 on? What are your favourite summer colours?
Disclaimer: This product was sent to me by Ciaté as a gift, but not for review purposes.