This is the last of the Laqa & Co. polishes I have to review (for the others, see here). This is Tuxedo, a matte/glossy black duo.
I left this one til last in the Laqa & Co. polishes I was reviewing, because I thought it would be a bit dull. I have lots of black polishes, including matte ones and glossy ones, so I wasn't expecting much from this duo set.
I was so wrong! The glossy black is a superb formula, really really good! This is ONE coat of the glossy black on alternate fingers, with two coats of the matte on the other fingers. The glossy black is a really good quality - it's smooth, even, opaque and highly glossy (look how it's reflecting the writing on the bottle!), it's self-levelling and needed no clean up whatsoever. The matte is not quite as good, although it is still good. It's a little less smooth, and I had to be careful as the first coat was a bit uneven. The second coat was smoother though.
I then added a contrasting stripe of glossy over matte, and matte over glossy, and added a black rhinestone to the matte stripe and a white rhinestone to the glossy stripe. I found it really hard to photograph the contrast between the matte and the glossy, but it is more visible in real life.
I like the brushes in these polishes a lot. While it is a bit tricky to hold the whole of the other bottle in the hand while you're painting, but the brush itself is really nice for me - it's quite short and firm, and I found it really easy to paint neatly.
You can buy Laqa & Co. polishes in the UK from My Retail Beauty here. This duo costs £14.95, which is a bit pricey, but the quality of the glossy half really is extremely good.
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