The market seems to be flooded lately with “metallic” polishes that range anywhere from true metallics to foils to intense shimmer. I’m not complaining as I’m a fan of all of those. But the Metallic collection from Kleancolor is what I’d truly consider “metallic”. Most of these look like sheeted aluminum on the tips. Highly reflective, intense gleam and for this particular collection, slap-you-on-the-ass pigmentation. I started swatching these colors at 2 coats, but realized quickly enough that one coat was really enough. That’s always good news as it extends the life of the bottle from approximately 30 applications to around 60.
Metallic Pink was not only a shocker going on (in a good way), it was a shocker coming off (in a bad way). This baby stains. I mean really stains! I was in fear of continuing as I didn’t really want to swatch 8 polishes that left my fingers in an orange state. Fortunately, this was the only one, the rest came off with relative ease. So while I really love Metallic Pink (it’s even more vibrant in real life), I don’t think I’ll be wearing it all that often.
I wasn’t aware of this until recently, but you can purchase Kleancolor polishes from their online site for $.3.49 per bottle. Which is a good thing because I don’t think I’ve ever seen these in a brick and mortar store. I will note that when the package came in, Metallic Sapphire had it’s neck broken. It’s rather strange that in all the years I’ve been buying polishes on-line, this has never happened except for this incident and another broken neck from Model’s Own, both within the last month. Fortunately, the customer service with Kleancolor and Model’s Own was exceptional and replacement bottles were issued with no fuss or muss.
I also love that Kleancolor not only has the little label on the bottom of the bottle, but also on the handle. Call me paranoid, but a labeless bottle throws me into a panic.