indoors, artificial light
My first thought when applying this, and now when looking at the picture? Ew, brushstrokes. I don't mind a little bit of brushstrokes in a really gorgeous lacquer, but this was a bit much for me. In fact, the only reason I did three coats was to try and remedy my poor application that was shown so well by the brushstrokes. Which is really too bad, because 152 (SUCH a cool name - I wonder how long it took to come up with that?) is a lovely color of silver, and one that I don't think I've seen before. It's kind of pale, but it goes to a more charcoal color in the shade or on the edges of the nail, which I quite like. It's not a duochrome...I don't know how to explain it. You can kind of see it in my picture - where the light hits it, it's a bright, light silver, and away from the light's focal point, it's darker. All in all, I really wish this wasn't brushstrokey, because I'd really love it if that were the case. As it is, it'll probably stay in my stash as a base under layering polishes or to franken with. Or I may put it in my swap list on MUA, who knows. Hope you're all having a great weekend!