We have spring polish week over here and while I have to admit that all the nude shades were not overly exiting for me - especially after seeing the third or fourth set of them - I could not resist getting myself Elevation Polish Cerro Torre 2 released also in February 2014.
Cerro Torre 2 is a very pigmented slightly grey leaning nude cream. No shine, crelly, jelly or other accents - just a straightforward cream - how nice is this for a change? I do not own the first version of Cerro Torre, so unfortunately I cannot show you a comparison.
I applied two coats thin of Cerro Torre 2 over Seche Ridge Filling Base Coat. The formula is a tiny winy little bit thin for a cream (like melted ice cream). If you apply thin coats and avoid carrying a load of polish on your brush you will not enter flood territory. I would rather go with three thin coats should you not like the opacity at two than slapping on thicker coats. The most astonishing thing was to watch the polish level itself out completely. I literally SAW how any unevenness disappeared within seconds of application. Dry time is on the fast side and the shine is just beautiful.
Nararsuk was the first glitter I bought from Elevation Polish - another clear based glitter filled with black, turquoise and teal bar and hex glitter and I even saw some black stars in my bottle but I could not fish them out - oh well, it is pretty enough like this:
I painted one coat of Elevation Polish Nararsuk over my Cerro Torre 2 mani. The consistency of Nararsuk is fabulous - there is just the right mix of base polish and glitter to allow an easy paint job. Of course I could have invested some more efforts in trying to get some of those stars out but when applying I totally forgot about them and only when seeing one of those stars blinking smugly at me from the bottle I was reminded of them.
Final thoughts: Elevation Polish Cerro Torre 2 is one of those few nudes that I can wear year round as it fits my skin tone no matter if I am winter pale or got a slight tan. Its selfleveling qualities is outstanding - I don't own any other nude that has this quality.
I ordered Elevation Polish Cerro Torre 2 with Elevation Polish Bigcartel site here.
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