Name: Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Extravagant Night
Brand: Estee Lauder
From Estee Lauder’s website:
Intense color, wet shine. Quick-drying, long-wear.
What I liked:
– beautiful, complex color
– good color payoff
– wonderful formula, easy to apply
– easy to remove
– the packaging
What I didn’t like:
– takes a while to dry
– chips easily
– the price
If you are into sparkling nail polishes, then you are going to fall in love with Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Extravagant Night, one of the two nail polishes in their holiday collection. Extravagant Night is a difficult shade to describe (and photograph) as it is so complex: it is a deep purple, with a brown tint to it that becomes apparent under artificial light, chock full of purple, gold and silver shimmers.
Despite the shimmers, though, it has quite a smooth finish and it is easy to remove (a little too easy if you ask me, but more on that later). This is a truly stunning and unique color and I can’t honestly think of any dupe for it. Also, the shade is quite pigmented so you only need two coats for the color to be opaque.
And the formula is lovely too: even though it is on the thick side, it is still easy to apply and achieve an even coverage. However, it takes a while to dry (about 20 minutes or so), so I would recommend applying it while watching a movie or something. Or just apply a quick-drying top coat on top to reduce the drying time to just 5 minutes (that’s what I did the second time I used this 😉 ).
However, the main con of this product is that it chips really easily on me if I don’t use a top coat (if you do, it’ll last a few days longer). It was fine for the first couple of days but on the third, I noticed really bad chips. All the other reviews I read about this polish don’t mention this problem so it could just be that I experienced it because I use (and wash) my hands a lot. If you’re gentler with them, it might last longer on you. But considering how expensive it is, I was really disappointed to see that it chipped so badly so soon.
Available at: Estee Lauder counters
Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Extravagant Night is one of the most beautiful nail polishes I’ve ever come across: a deep plum with a brown undertone and multi-colored flecks, it a lovely formula that’s easy to apply and provides an opaque coverage in just two coats. Although easy to remove, it can take a while to dry and it chips easily (at least on me). Oh, and it is expensive too. The color is really unique though, so if you really want it, go for it.