Ciaté Paint Pots in Twilight

 If you've read my previous posts, you know I have a thing for dark nail polish. Actually I also have a thing for unusual nail colors.

Today I have an olive green from Ciaté A/W collection : Twilight
Ciaté is a very popular UK brand,  Formaldehyde, Toluene and Paraben Free that does not test on animals.
You can visit their website here, they offer worldwide delivery and there's an outlet section with reduced prices.


Twilight can be purchased alone but is also part of a trio that includes a China Glaze channelesque cousin : Fade to greige and a very dark blue : 3am girl . I might review these later.



Twilight is a very dark olive green packed with gold particles as well as some green and copper micro glitter; this combinaison results in a very eye-catching, stunning color.




Ciaté Twilight

Ciaté Twilight

Ciaté Twilight (with flash)

If you like olive greens, I'm sure you already have China Glaze Wagon Trail and Nars Mash so I'm including a quick comparison.

China Glaze Wagon Trail
 
China Glaze Wagon Trail
 

Nars Mash


Nars Mash
 
From top to bottom
Nars Mash
China Glaze Wagon Trail
Ciaté Twilight
  

From top to bottom
China Glaze Wagon Trail
Nars Mash over Illamasqua Boosh
Nars Mash


Have you seen how ridiculously glossy China Glaze Wagon Trail is?
In the last picture, as you can see, layered over black Nars Mash is just a tad darker, it gives you an idea of its opacity.

So what do you think?
Are olive green shimmers way out of your comfort zone or do you dig them?

10 comments:

  1. Petite préférence pour le Ciaté et je ne saurais pas dire pourquoi... bizarre...

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  2. ils sont magnifiques les 3 premiers... moins le dernier car je ne suis pas fan du vert mais ça c'est une question de gout

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  3. DEG J'AI LOUPE LE MASH Y EN A PLUS SUR NARS :(

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  4. I do like Twilight a lot, would you say it has a kind of black ondertone? Your nails are amazing.

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  5. @MarionneB Thanks!!!
    As for the base color of Twilight, at first I thought it was black but after looking very closely at it, it's definitely a very dark olive green, but of course it has a very srong black undertone, like you suggested. And it's a very beautifull shade.
    xoxo.

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  6. You know, I got the China Glaze Wagon Trail from Amazon after seeing this post, and it looks nothing like your photos. Its practically black. I am very sad.

    I love your blog by the way, I check in here all the time. :)

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  7. @Tilly Oh I'm so sorry if I have mislead you... There is zero sun right now where I live so I have to use a Full-Spectrum light source that is supposed to reproduce natural light. I'm trying to do my best to improve the color accuracy of my pictures and I hope to get them better every day.
    To get a better result with Wagon Trail, you can try and apply 2 thin, even coats. If you put too much polish on the brush or if the application is uneven (= an extra coat) it will darken.
    Again sorry and thank you for reading me.
    xoxo.

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  8. Eek - I'm sorry if you thought I was having a rant at you. That wasn't my intention. I am aware of the limitation of screen/print colours, but was so excited to see these colours, that I went and bought the China Glaze one - I actually wanted the Ciate one, but can't really seem to find it in the UK.

    Love all of your reviews, and am so jealous at the choice you have. :)

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  9. @Tilly Don't worry, I really didn't take it in a bad way.
    As for ciaté, it's a UK brand so you should be able to find it easily. They also offer international shipping so maybe you can check their website.
    xoxo.

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