Dolce & Gabbana Platinum Nail Lacquer
Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2011: Platinum
Dolce & Gabbana Platinum Nail Lacquer ($20.00 for 0.37 fl. oz.) is a pale, metallic pewter-gold that’s almost neutral with silver shimmer strewn through the metallic base. I only needed two coats to get opaque color coverage, but as is common in metallic finished polishes, Platinum does show some. It was easier to even out the brush strokes, though, so it has more of a brushed metal finish. It is warmer than MAC Very Important Platinum, but it has just as many brush strokes. Dolce & Gabbana’s formula isn’t as thick nor as troublesome, though, which is a definite plus. Similarly, Dior Timeless Gold is even warmer and has a less metallic finish (it is more like a part glitter, part metallic finish).
my thoughts on the formula: I found the applicator a bit bothersome, as the brush itself is larger and thicker than average; it allows quite a bit of the lacquer to absorb into the brush, so it’s easy to overdo it if you’re not especially careful. If you have very narrow nail beds, you may also find the brush too wide to use with ease. The lacquer wore just fine with Zoya’s Color Lock System with tip wear but no chips after a week.
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- Product: 25/30
- Value: 7/10
- Ease of Use: 4/5
- Packaging: 4/5
final thoughts: As long as you don’t mind brush strokes, I think it’s a gorgeous shade. If you have really small nail beds, you may find the brush more difficult to work with. The formula went on smoothly, evenly, and only required two coats for opaque color coverage.
where to buy: Saks, February 2011