Designer...de Better! is a silver foil with specks of bronze throughout.
I found the formula to be very thin and need 4 coats for it to be opaque. I often find that with foil polish, brush strokes as almost always visible. Designer...de Better!, was no exception. After 3 coats there was slight improvement but brush strokes could still be seen under strong light. The drying time on this polish was great, it took no time to dry in between coats. The finish is glossy and has the look of brushed metal. I added a top coat for added protection as I found the polish chipped very easily without it. This finished products offer a subtle yet interesting look that is definitely work appropriate and can carry through all seasons.
While the specks of bronze in the silver base do keep the polish interesting, I just couldn't love it. While I did love the glossy brushed metallic finish, after 2 days I was ready to change it up. Being very fair skinned, I felt this polish looked incredible odd with my skin tone. I found the bronze picked up all the pink in my skin tone making me look pale and blotchy. Silver is the dominant colour in this polish but once on the bronze does become visible. As much as I loved the colour in the bottle, it's not something I can see myself wearing on a regular basis.
Photos below show 1 clear base coat, 4 coats of polish and 1 clear top coat.
|Bronze Flecks visible|
|Taken under natural light without flash|
|close up of bronze flecks|