Much as I absolutely love the idea of Rock Coat, I just can’t make it work in reality. It’s supposed to give a smoky top coat that allows the under colour to show through. Well, it does that, but it just doesn’t seem to make any under shades look better – in fact, as you’ll see, it made yellow – where I thought it would work really well – look revolting. I think where it did look good was over red but the top coat didn’t make a shade that doesn’t already exist somewhere. You’d just never notice it was there or wasn’t just a dark red in the first place. Anyway, see for yourselves and if you can think of a better colour where it might bring something to the nail effect party, let me know and I’ll give it a go.
|First two nails are Deborah Lippman My Old Flame WITH Rock Coat, the last two are the colour without Rock Coat|
|Rimmel Lasting Finish in Lemon Drop and Revlon Beach before Rock Coat|
OPI Shatter in Silver is slated to launch in May to co-incide with the launch of the Pirates of the Caribbean collection. I love the existing black Shatter – but hate it matte so always have to gloss it up with a top coat. The same applies for silver Shatter – I absolutely adore the effect it gives but find it dull without glossiness. Here it is over the cool pink shade, Sparrow Me The Drama. Gorgeous.