|Welcome to CND Monday, a new feature here on ALU. Each week I’ll be sharing a new layering combination from CND Colour & Effects to show you the versatility and creativity of the line.
It’s another reader request on CND Monday. A fellow Fanatic requested to see a look featuring Crimson Sparkle and I’m here to oblige. Up until now I had played with all the sparkles except Crimson so I was happy to have a reason to pull it out. Rather than layer it over a complementary color, like green, I decided to keep it in the same family selecting Bloodline as my base. Check out how well they play together after the jump!
If you missed my detailed review of the new CND Formula, Bottle and Brush check out CND Colour, Effects and Henna? for a recap.
There’s something about the dark cherry look of Bloodline that I love. It’s definitely in the same range with some of my fave red cremes OPI Got The Blues For Red and China Glaze Masai Red and I’m not the only one who’s smitten with it. I’ve mentioned the boyfriend’s propensity for red polish in the past. Well Bloodline was an instant hit with him.
As with all the other cremes I’ve tried in the Colour line, this polish packs a lot of pigment in a relatively thin consistency. The formula is self leveling, drying to a smooth even finish. Though for some reason this one dried a bit flat so I added a layer of top coat.
Add a swipe of Crimson Sparkle and we’ve got something close to the famous China Glaze glass flecked finish. It’s not jelly-ish but it has a Ruby Pumps quality. LOVE IT!!
Application tip: Adding a layer of top coat before applying Effects will prevent your brush from picking up bits of pigment from the base color. Over time that can alter the Effects’ clear base.
You can find CND Colour & Effects at salons nationwide and online at our fave e-tailers (see sidebar). Colours retail for $9/ea and Effects retail for $11/ea.
What do you think of Bloodline? Are you loving Crimson Sparkle as much as I am? Do you have a fave combo with Crimson Sparkle to share?