Sunday, 14 August 2011

Polish Finish Series: Creme

Hi there!
Yesterday I introduced a new series, Polish Finish, to you here *click*, and today I already wanna get started!
For the first post, I wanna show you a very common finish, the creme.
A polish with a creme finish is one plain color, from light to dark everything's possible, and it doesn't contain any shimmer or glitter or anything else. It dries shiny, glossy and smooth. Creme's are very popular and you can get them from pretty much any brand. A creme needs 1 to 3 coats to get opaque, most likely is 2 coats. Cremes are very rich in color, but they can be vibrant, muted, or a lot of other things.
I hear a lot of people call a polish without any shimmer or glitter "matte", but a creme is not a matte. We'll make that clear with the Polish Finish post about mattes ;)
Here I have 2 cremes to show you, the first one is Starboard by China Glaze. It's a bright grass green, and as you can tell, doesn't have any shimmer whatsoever. It needs 2 coats for full opacity.

The second one is Manhattan's 47K from their Sexy Plexi LE. I know this is limited, but I'm sure it's enough just to show you the finish.
I'm sure a lot of you already know this finish, but I want to start with the basics, if that's okay ;)
Until next time,
xoxo, Misch


  1. I still can't tell the difference between a creme and a jelly. But I don't think I own any jellies, maybe just one.

  2. I like this creme finish a lot, I think it's the finish I have the most :-)

  3. @marox: I'll compare these two more in detail when I talk about the jelly finish, but for now the main differences you need to know are that a jelly is sheerer and more shiny most of the time.

    @Salander: me too, I have a ton of cremes!

  4. @Misch: It is as I suspected, then. And yes, most of our polishes are either cremes or shimmery.

  5. @marox: glad I could help :)


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