While there is very few information available about it, Black Spotted is the brand new OPI effect. If you are over crackle, spotted polish might very well be for you!
Black Spotted is very hard to describe, basically it's a black nail polish that will recreate the effect of oil on water once applied over regular polish. It has a very thin, almost watery, formula that is super easy to work with, way easier than crackle actually! This is one coat of Black Spotted over Cult Iconic :
I really love the "spotted" effect, I think it looks much more random, mysterious and grown up than plain crackle. I could totally imagine it as a Halloween manicure for example or over a gradient, duochrome or glitter. It was also very easy to work with, relatively fast drying but allowing quick touch ups too.
There are a few things you need to know :
- The polish underneath has to be completely dry, use fast drying topcoat if necessary otherwise you'll see some "cracks" on your nails too.
- Thin coats will create very small and numerous spots, thick coats will almost entirely cover you nail with the exception of a couple of big spots only.
- Once applied on the nails, it's very thin, unlike some crackles that tend to add some thickness to your manicure.
- If you use a fast drying topcoat, it will most probably peel. It dries to a shiny finish anyway so I skipped it altogether.
Black Spotted is currently available in French Sephoras as part of the Amazing Spiderman collection, retail price 13,90€. I've heard it's been "spotted" (LOL) at Ulta in the US too but I really couldn't confirm the information for it had been described as a France exclusive so far.
What do you think? YAY or NAY?