KL Polish Review
I think most of you would be familiar with beauty youtuber Kathleen Lights. A beautiful and bubbly beauty enthusiast, I love watching her videos. She launched her own line of nail polishes beginning of this month and I placed a pre-order when she announced on her instagram page. I have been testing them out since the past few weeks. This is going to be a picture overload post so sit back with a glass of wine and enjoy 🙂
This launch includes 6 beautiful shades that are vegan and cruelty free. The website says “5 – free” which i believe Kathleen mentioned means the formula is devoid of 5 chemicals that are found in other brands. I am not sure about this so please do not quote me on it
All the shades are very creamy and apply with a glossy finish. It has a fast drying formula. They are pretty pigmented but its not uniform across all shades. I’ll touch upon that in the individual take on the colors below. These stay great on the nails without any visible signs of chipping for up to 4 days on an average. However the glossy look lasts for only a day or two. I prefer the Covergirl Outlast formula as far as the glossiness goes. One notable feature is the brush, it has a curved fan shaped edge which adheres to the cuticle edge amazingly.
I always test nail polishes without a base coat or top coat to correctly gauge their performance.So here you go. Also, please ignore the state of my nails, I am in desperate need of a mani 😉
A beautiful dusty pink shade that is very creamy and has a glossy finish. This is one of my favorites from the launch. I am pretty sure this is going to be a cult favorite and would suit all skin tones. Zoey is nicely pigmented and gives an opaque finish in 2 coats. It stayed well on my nails for about 5 days.
This is my other favorite from the launch. It has a striking mustard yellow shade that is so unique. I haven’t ever come across a shade like this. I know China Glaze has one – Desert Sun? Caramello is very creamy and applies glossy. The pigment is pretty good and you get an opaque finish in 2 coats. This lasted on my nails for 4 days after which it started chipping from the tips.
Brick Sidewalk is rusty red shade – very creamy and applies glossy. The pigmentation is excellent and you get an opaque finish with 1 coat. This lasted on my nails for about 3 days. I think it would have definitely lasted a day or two more if I had gone with a second coat.
This is a pale beige-y neutral shade that is creamy and applies glossy. The pigmentation is sub par, i had to go over with 3 coats to get an opaque finish. This started chipping after day 2 so obviously my least favorite.
A brilliant creamy navy blue shade that applies glossy. Packed with pigment, you get an opaque finish in 2 coats. This lasted for about 5 days after which started chipping from the tips.
Broccoli & Chocolate
An nice creamy chocolate shade that applies glossy. You get opaque coverage in 2 coats. This stays well on the nails for about 4 days
Overall, I like the formula but definitely not my favorite. I think with a good top coat, the glossy look could be extended. The shades are however the winning aspect. All the shades are beautiful and would compliment majority of the skin tones. These are priced at $8.5 which is neither cheap nor expensive. I’d highly recommend Zoey, Caramello & Brick Sidewalk. You will definitely love these colors