The last of three swatches from this Holiday collection is Chanel Liquid Mirror 540. It’s a classic silver chrome polish, but does it offer anything different to the chrome polishes we’ve seen before? Is it special enough to make you buy it? There are lots of photos here to help you decide!
Through, this is two coats over a base of Nailtques, shown first without and then with top coat. As you can see, it is a bit brush strokey, but remember that these are close up photos and they aren’t as obvious close up.If you have a light touch with the brush, and can manage to float the polish on (i.e. avoid touching your nail with the brush as much as possible), you can definitely minimise brush stroke marks.
I find that it means I need a bit of extra clean up since it’s difficult to get a clean line this way, but I prefer it to the mess you’ll create by sponging it on (no brush marks, but way more clean up).When I did these, I thought that the brush stroke marks were slightly diminished by top coat, but now I’m not so sure it made any real difference. Maybe the brighter lighting in the photos made them show more than my normal room lighting. I use daylight bulbs since I invariably shoot at night.
Chanel Liquid Mirror 540
In any case, you’ll get a longer wear using top coat, but you won’t lose any of the finish at least. I know that with OPI Push and Shove the metallic finish gets slightly cloudy with top coat. However, it doesn’t get the brush stroke marks in the same way as Liquid Mirror.Last photo! Overall, if you want minimal brush strokes, but a polish that copes with a top coat without affecting the finish, this is it. If you’ve already got Chanel Intemporal or Silver, this isn’t really any different and probably not worth the investment.
Again, if you mostly only stamp with silver polish, you can find much cheaper alternatives. But for a full foil effect nail, this is a great choice.