The Wet Paint Jellies I shared earlier this month are only part of their product line. Today, thanks to the brand kindly sending me some bottles to review, I have samples of the non-jelly polishes they offer, Bases and Special Effects. (Of course some of the Jellies will get into the act, too, because it's so much fun to play with them.) Wet Paint sent so many colors that I'm not going to be able to fit all my swatches into one post, but I will share a quick bottle shot; the first three in the top row are Special Effects (SPFX) and the rest are Bases. Top row: Pearly Girl, Carmel Breeze, Crystal, Always Buy Platinum, Teal Me I'm Pretty. Bottom row: Call the Chauffeur, Girl Boss, Paint Wear Love, Shock & Aqua, Bimini Blue.
I started my Wet Paints playtime with Call the Chauffeur, a cool-toned medium pink creme. This had a good formula, neither too thick nor too thin, and was opaque in two coats. On all but my index finger, I added one coat of Carmel Breeze, a sheer shimmery topper with a blue sheen. Carmel Breeze warmed up the pink just a tiny bit and the shimmer made the look more interesting than just the plain creme.
Girl Boss is vibrant deep pink. The formula on this was thinner than Call the Chauffeur but I still needed only two coats.
And now the real fun begins—I left my index finger alone but then put a different layering combination on each of the others. On my middle finger (second from top), I added two coats of Voice of Raisin, which gave me a deep shiny plum color. On my ring finger, I added Voice of Raisin plus one coat of Pearly Girl, a pearly shimmery topper with a pink sheen. My pinky got Voice of Raisin plus Carmel Breeze. Four different looks, all starting with the same base color—I love this!
For my next experiment, I started with two coats of Voice of Raisin. I was so excited to see how I could transform it that I didn't take a photo at this stage, but here's what it looked like when I swatched it at three coats earlier this month:
To my jelly base, I added two coats of Pearly Girl and got a lovely purpley pinky shimmer.
I then submerged this shimmer under a layer of Raincoat Slicker, a yellow jelly. This combination resulted in a bronzey gold color that was not especially flattering to my skintone but definitely was an unsual hue.
I turned that ugly to some hue into something more mainstream by adding a coat of Jelly Rancher Red, which gave me a warm red with subtle shimmer.
Because I had six layers of polish in four colors on my nails at this point, I decided it was time to start over with a new base color. I stayed in the same color family and went for Paint Wear Love, a classic red creme. Like Girl Boss, this had a thinner formula than Call the Chauffeur; two coats was plenty, and it didn't need any topcoat to shine.
To top this red, I grabbed the SPFX I hadn't yet tried, Crystal. This has a clear based packed with holographic microglitter.
I added one coat of Crystal plus topcoat to three of my nails and found I got plenty of pops of color from Crystal even in indirect light.
In low light, still poppin'.
I decided my accent finger was sad without glitter, so topped it with Crystal too before adding a coat of Jelly Rancher Red. The result was a pretty sparkly red that was fairly smooth even without topcoat.
Also pretty in low light:
Then I went outside and bam—so sparkly! I thought it looked good inside, but in the sun, it was mesmerizing, with pops of orange and pink and yellow and red just everywhere (and this is without topcoat, remember).
As you can see, I had a lot of fun with these Wet Paint colors. I did plenty more combinations, but I'll save those for another day as I've already gone on quite long enough for one post.
You can see all the Wet Paint polishes on the Wet Paint website. You can also purchase them there; the base colors are $6 per 15 ml bottle while the jellies and SPFX are $8. There's a "Try It On" feature that lets you try out different combinations, though I didn't consult it when I was playing and only found out later than some of the layerings I did are not recommended (or even possible to try given the parameters of the tool). The Wet Paint Facebook page has plenty of swatches and nail art for inspiration.
The polishes shown in this entry were provided free for review purposes. The content of the entry was not dictated by the provider, and I get to keep the polishes for my own use.