I have swatches of some of the brand new Clinique range today! Click the jump for pics and info
The new range from Clinique is designed especially for sensitive skin, and according to the press release, has been six years in the making and is formulated to minimise skin sensitivity. I have to admit I have no idea whether Clinique has ever made polish before or whether this is a completely new venture!
The permanent collection consists of 12 colours, and there is a further 9 limited edition colours for Summer 2013.
Hula Skirt (limited edition) is a light green creme. I found this to leave bald spots on the first coat, but adding further coats fixed it. I used 3 thin coats.
Call My Buff (permanent collection) is a very sheer off-white jelly. I wouldn't use this on it's own due to the visible nail line, but it's probably going to be great for jelly sandwiches! The formula is great and spreads easily. I used 3 thick coats.
Red Red Red (permanent collection) is a classic red jelly. I should apologise for the bad pictures, my camera and lighting set up HATES reds! Almost as much as I hate reds! It appears a little darker in real life. Again the formula is good here, I used 2 coats but 1 would have been enough.
Strappy Sandals (limited edition) is a silver foil, and looks in the bottle like a lot of other silver foils I own, but on my nails it actually looks a lot nicer...there's no visible brush strokes and it's super sparkly and bright! I love the name too.
I admit I was a little underwhelmed by the colours, but I can't fault the formula, apart from a little trouble with Hula Skirt. I love the flat brush too as it makes for much neater application, and I love the minimalist, classy bottles. I'm undecided whether I would buy any myself, although some of the colours in the limited edition summer collection look like they could be nice!
I've never really given much thought to nail polish being bad for the skin before and I've never seen a range for sensitive skin either. Has nail polish ever damaged your skin? I'm quite intrigued by this!
Exclusively online at www.clinique.co.uk from April 25th
Nationwide at Clinique counters from May 31st
Priced at £12 each