Whenever a color is done for the current round of “Lacke in Farbe … und Bunt!” and I think “Oh no, now I used up all the polishes I have for this color, what should I do in the next round?!”, there is a good bet a pretty LE comes up with just the right polish – which gives me the perfect excuse to buy it. Win-win! 😀
In this case, it was “Metallure” by Catrice and “Metalfusion”, which is a great match for “anthrazit” (anthracite), this weeks color:
“Metalfusion” is – no surprise 😉 – a metallic polish, but also a bit of a chameleon. Depending on the light, it switches from a dusty silver to a sparkly dark grey. As usual with metallic polishes, you get the brush stripes, but as I always say, to me that’s part of the look. 🙂
Application and drying time was ok, it needed two coats to be fully opaque.
Of course it has the now regular Catrice brush, to which I have some sort of love/hate relationship. What bugs me the most is that I do get and even like the idea behind them. I rarely am able to paint as close to my cuticles as with these, which definitely is a plus. But as good as the idea is in theory, the execution is as bad, a) they are so badly cut that you usually have a few stray hairs that ruin everything again and b) they are way to bushy and thick for my taste.
Less hair and a clean cut, and Catrice might have had a winner.
To keep with the theme of “heavy metal”, I added some studs to the accent nails. I tried to make them look old and rusty by dabbing a bit of copper polish and matte top coat on top. Unfortunately, this effect is barely visible in the close-up and pretty much not visible at all with regular viewing distance. It did take away the shine, though, which was my main goal, so I guess it worked out ok. 😉
Base coat: p2 hands & nails calcium gel
Main color: Catrice Metallure C05 Metalfusion (two coats)
Round silver studs from Born Pretty
Top Coat: Seche Vite