I’ve only tried a few of their polishes so far, but I am incredibly impressed with the nail offerings from Avon! First they gave me one coat metallics, and now I’m sharing some gorgeous sparkly textured polishes from a brand new line. There are five shades, and I have three of them to share which are Avon Stardust Nail Enamel in Black Sequins*, Crystalized Pink* and Jewel Blue*.
Avon Stardust Nail Enamel in Black Sequins really reminds me of the night sky in the bottle, and even more once I applied it to my nails. It took two coats and the end result was stars in a midnight sky. All the polishes in this collection dry to a textured finish, and I do find the dry time is a bit longer than average, however I skipped the top coat because I love the textured effect so much. For a glossy finish and faster drying you could definitely add a quick-dry top coat.
In contrast to Black Sequins, I find the other two shades I tried make it a lot more obvious that there are not only different types of glitter, but different sizes as well. Avon Stardust Nail Enamel in Crystallized Pink is nearly opaque with one coat, and could be if you had short nails, but in order to completely hide visible nail line I went with two. Applied, I found it to be a much more silvery pink than I expected, but it’s very pretty and subtle on the nail.
The final shade I had to try out was Avon Stardust Nail Enamel in Jewel Blue, and wow is the gorgeous. I left it on my nails after swatching and you can check out a photo of it in the sun on my Instagram here (spoiler: it’s gorgeous and was hard to capture it is so sparkly!) I also went with two coats, and I used my favourite OPI Glitter Off Base Coat to make sure removal would be easy. In general texture polishes with glitter can be a bit of a hassle to remove otherwise, so I recommend a special glitter base coat or some acetone for removal. The basecoat I used meant I couldn’t test wear, but generally textured polish without a top coat still does a great job lasting on the nails.
Avon Stardust polishes really remind me of the Zoya Magical Pixie Dusts, although not only are they more affordable, I actually think they are more opaque, and there are more shades. They aren’t exact dupes, but very pretty and very similar. Overall, these polishes are a huge hit with me and I am definitely wanting the remaining two shades, Silver Crystals and Cherry Dazzler.
What do you think of the Avon Stardust polishes? Which one if your favourite?
Avon Stardust Nail Enamel in Black Sequins, Crystalized Pink and Jewel Blue are available as of September 2014 through an Avon Independent Sales Representative or online at www.avon.ca