Today's episode of Polish Finish Series will be about Neons. You might think that Neon only describes color, but it is also a finish. First of, into the category of course all of the "color-neons" fall. These very vibrant and extremely bright colors are all probably Neons. But what is also typical for a Neon is the semi-matte finish. Very true Neons always dry like this, and that's one of the differences from a vibrant creme. So if your polish is very vibrant and dries semi-matte, it's 100 percent a Neon.
Because of the semi-matte finish they dry quickly and are rather easily to apply. Normal for a Neon is 2 to 3 coats.
Neon colors are almost glowy, that's how bright they are, and they're also very clear colors. You'll probably never be able to find a muted neon ;) They're especially likely in yellow, hot pink, bright blue, bright green and bright purple. But these are not the only colors ;) Neons are especially popular in summer.
I only have one true neon, from the Italian brand Chresy, in the color 65. It's a bright pink with warm undertones, and it dries semi-matte with 2 thin coats. In real life the color is way more vibrant, but that just wouldn't show up in my pictures :/ Pinks are already hard to photograph, and neon finishes make that even harder...
Until next time,