Hello gentle readers.
Wanna see a gorgeous silver holo? Color Club Worth the Risque has been around for a while, now. I have had it on my wishlist for going on three solid years and finally picked it up from an Amazon seller earlier this year.
This polish is a weirdo. Every photograph of this polish that I have ever seen, either on a blog or elsewhere doesn't come close to doing it full justice. Oh, it shows up it's silver beauty and you can see holo, some rainbow goodness but this is one of those strange polishes that just doesn't photograph well. But in person?
Oh, sweet Baby Jesus. In person. Beautiful multicoloured rainbows of happiness dance and frolic upon the nails, they sway and sing as one's fingers move, they sparkle and scintillate and kind of... Well, actually a lot blow your freaking eyes out of their sockets.
Shown here is two coats and Seche Vite. These were the best of (I kid you not!) over one hundred and seventy photographs I shot of this polish. Between my crap camera and this polish's unwillingness to play ball, this was the best I could do. You have to see this polish in action in person.
If you look at the photographs carefully, you can see the glimmers of the rainbows that are so clearly, so beautifully visible in person. To say that I am driven absolutely mad by my inability to get the photographs I wanted to get of this polish is the understatement of the year. I really wanted to show you what this beauty can do.
The formula on this polish is not the typical dreamy smooth and easy formula of other Color Club holos, like the Halo Hues lines or the famed Wild at Heart. Worth the Risque is one of the more old school style holo polishes. It isn't quite along the same line as, say the old Nfu-Oh or Layla holos but I think you get my drift. Application requires a deft hand and plenty of polish on the brush. Don't linger over what you are doing, work swiftly and smoothly and try not to overwork it if you can help it. While this polish is somewhat forgiving, you can go back over and smooth a little, it isn't going to give you too much latitude. Push it too far and it will drag and pull bald spots, particularly on the first coat. Application of the second coat is much easier. It goes on smoother, faster and seems to be a bit more forgiving. My finish was very nice, perfectly opaque and beautifully smooth with very little rippling after two coats. Dry time is, as you would expect, very good with this polish.
Top coat. Yes, you can use top coat with this polish. I used Seche Vite, at usual. The holo will shatter when you first apply your top coat. Don't panic. As the top coat dries and cures, the holo comes back together, the rainbows reform and everything is as it should be. Top coat ever so slightly settles this holo down but it doesn't dull it or really affect it. I prefer my polish with top coat, I just don't like the look of it without. If you want your holo just that little bit brighter, you can skip it.
Do you own Color Club Worth the Risque? What do you think of it? Please do tell.
Thank you so much for popping in and reading. Have a great day and may your polish never bubble.
Color Club Worth the Risque
Posted by Erika Costello at 6:00 AM
Hi, I'm Erika. I'm a wife, empty nester mom, beauty blogger, wannabe amateur photographer and full time staff to a frowsy orange tabby cat. Join me as I explore the wonders of the beautiful things that land on my dressing table.