The first nail-focused beauty blog

Fanatic Feedback – Would You Rather?

By on May 6, 2009
in Fanatic Feedback with 23 Comments

When it comes to nail polish formulas, my ideal would be to use a medium thickness, highly pigmented, requiring only two coats, lacquer that flows evenly onto the nail. And while I’m sure that most brands strive to achieve that we all know, for the majority, it’s not the case. So what if you had to choose? If given only two options, what’s your preference?

A. A thinner polish that applies smooth but lacks pigmentation, requiring 3+ coats.

B. A thicker, more pigmented polish that only needs 2 coats but requires a bit more work for a flawless finish.

Share with us in the comments!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Subscribe

If you enjoyed this article, subscribe now to receive more just like it.

There Are 23 Brilliant Comments

Trackback URL

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thinner, it dries so much faster. In the midwest, unless I thin the hell out of my China Glaze for winter. It will never dry, not even in 24 hours.

  2. jessica says:

    B. A thicker, more pigmented polish that only needs 2 coats but requires a bit more work for a flawless finish.
    definitely! i don’t like when i need 3 coats of something.

  3. Maria says:

    hard one :S cant it be c, a thin, only need 2 coats? :D

  4. Bella says:

    B. definately prefer the hightly pigmented thicker polish!

  5. Wannietta says:

    I’d go with the thinner, multiple coats; I’m not patient enough to be finessing a thicker polish.

  6. AmericanCowgurl says:

    My choice: A (A thinner polish that applies smooth but lacks pigmentation, requiring 3+ coats.)

    If a polish applies well, I don’t mind at all having to do 3 or 4 coats to get it to bottle color. Thicker polishes may apply in just a coat or two, but if they’re thick they take so darn much work to get them even and often take far too long to dry! I’ll take the thinner polish with smooth application ANY day!

  7. Alison says:

    B. I hate having to do three coats, it takes ages to dry and can still dent it with a fast dry topcoat. I generally stick to Chanel polishes as they tend to be thin and very pigmented, vendetta only needed one coat to look flawless and dried super quick too. Thats my idea of polish heaven!

  8. Marie says:

    B, definately B. Each coat after one or two is just a waste of time, there are few polishes that are three-coaters that I put up with. I’d rather concentrate while using a stuborn two-coater! Takes less time all in all, I think!

  9. Stef says:

    B. The thicker polish that is more pigmented. I hate to do three coats of polish. Thankfully my beloved China Glaze does wonders in the pigment department and only needs two coats!

  10. neha says:

    B. I don like the polish with less pigmentation

  11. melsh says:

    medium thickness, highly pigmented, requiring only two coats, lacquer that flows evenly onto the nail, YES PLEASE!

    Alison what top coat are you using? I put poshe over base coat, 2-3 coats polish and some times RBL top coat and it dries pretty darn quick.

  12. Phoebe says:

    Thicker polish drives me crazy b/c it just peels off my nail in one piece.

    So definitely A.

  13. Rachel says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever thought about it before…. If I’m lemming a polish, I don’t really give a damn what thickness it is as long as it looks gorgeous on my nails!

    BUT, as a general rule I love polishes that are heavily pigmented, and only require a coat or two. My favorite formula by far is OPI, Big 3 free and smoooooooth. But Zoya is another example of a highly pigmented polish that (to me) is all wrong, and goes on much too thick. I LOVE zoya colors, but even my glorious Yasmeen goes on gloopy and thick :(

  14. D:) says:

    The first.

    I learned long ago, lots of small thin coats save you time in the long run b/c you’ll be redoing your manicure far less often. It just seems to chip less, peel less, not get dinged, just generally wear longer.

    That’s why jellies are my fav. They force me to put down many thin coats to get a great color.

  15. jaimehwkns says:

    A. for sure! I hate gloopy thick polishes. They’re too much of a mess.

  16. Christina says:

    A – for sure. I don’t do well with thick polish!

  17. Emily says:

    A. Of course, if I have to apply 6 or more coats, count me out. How about you, Michelle?

  18. BlueMeanie says:

    Thicker polish that looks great in 2 coats. I won’t do 3 coats of a polish no matter how many raves it gets. If I don’t like it with 2 coats, it finds another home.

  19. Diana says:

    Option A, as even if the polish is pigmented enough to be opaque in 1-2 coats I’m not skilled enough to make a polish with crappy texture look good in only 1-2 coats. However, if it’s so sheer it needs more than 3? I’d hate it.

  20. Amanda Lindauer says:

    Thinner, I hate gloopy polishes! You can never get a nice finish, no matter how much you try. So frustrating!!!

  21. tigra1411 says:

    The same as *BlueMeanie*.

  22. yummy411 says:

    hey michelle! being able to build color is much easier than dealing with goopy sloppy thick polish and you can’t just reduce, but have to start over if you aren’t happy with the results =p

  23. Arrianne says:

    I’d say A. I hate thick and finicky polishes. They piss me off to no end.

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.

Top