I recently did a bunch of Confetti nail polish swatches and was pleased with all of the colors. It’s rare for me to swatch an entire collection without returning some afterward, so when I popped into CVS with a 25% off coupon, I decided to grab a few more. Confetti is a 3 free nail polish that retails for $1.99 and sold exclusively by CVS. According to the Confetti website, the line includes 48 colors.
From left to right: Pink Paradise, First Kiss, Fashionista, The Red Carpet
Unfortunately, I will be returning all of these polishes for reasons described below. First, Pink Paradise – a very sheer, milky pale pink – was just too sheer to create a buildable coverage. It was also terribly milky and left streaks, despite the fact I applied two coats.
Next is First Kiss. In the bottle, it looks like an amazing, bright hot pink. On the nail, it looks like pepto bismol, complete with the chalky finish and everything. The formula was terrible, and as you can see in the swatch photos, it was gloopy, bumpy, and horrible on the nail. (I didn’t want to post these pictures, but I guess reviewing polishes includes posting swatch photos of the bad and ugly.)
I’m somewhat torn about Fashionista, described as a juicy berry pink. The color is beautiful, but the formula was a little thin and watery. I also think I have many other colors like it in my collection, such as Confetti’s Not My Mother’s Pink, Spoiled’s Tip Your Waitress, or Pretty in Punk.
Lastly is The Red Carpet, a true, bright red polish. I love red nail polishes, but I hated the formula. It was another thin and watery formula that was hard to work with and looked sloppy on the nail. Bleh!
What I think is interesting is that I sort of forced these additional Confetti polishes onto myself based on the fact that they’re $1.99 and the formula was pretty good according to the first batch of swatches I did. But I will be returning these. What was the last polish you returned? Why did you return it?