With all the nail spots in the 5 boroughs, it’s sometimes very hard to tell one establishment from another in terms of quality. Unless you go to the same salon every time, it’s a little different every place you go. But you can usually count on one thing….you know they got them some Essie! The colors rarely vary from place to place, unless the salon gets the “new” Essie colors of the season. You may find a hot color on occasion, but chances are, that bottle is as old as mud and they have to sneak in a few drops of that anti-coagulation stuff just to get a good brush stroke.
Knock Out Cosmetics, creator of KO Knock Out’s Flatte Nail Polish, recently dropped off another installment of shades in the beginning of this month. They leave almost a powdery finish after just two coats, leaving you with an edgier ‘cure without having to wait around for four application rounds. The sheen is still wonderfully flat, as with the former Black, Powder, and Calamine colors, but the new colors are bright and perfect just in time for this dreary summer. The new colors include: Liberty, for the Statue of Liberty’s trademark shade of oxidized copper. The shade looks more like a minty pastel green nonpariel in my opinion, but maybe that’s just because I’m hungry. The other releases include Ox, a purplish-red, and Karen, a vibrant red, made for Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. These shades would go really well with Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned and Cruella, respectively. And if you don’t like those colors? Get the new Flatte Top Coat, which flattens out any color of regular shiny polish you already own.
According to the KO Twitter, the company will release two more colors, Concrete and Pool, before the end of the summer.
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