What Colorbar Says:
Now to create tremendously beautiful fingernail designs, one doesn’t have to learn artistic skills. We hereby present Crackle Top Nail lacquer which will create amazing textured crackle looking designs to your toe and fingernails. Application Technique Apply one thick coat of the regular nail enamel, wait for it to dry. Apply one thick coat of Crackle Top Coat in one stroke, and avoid going backwards, this hue will create amazing textured crackle looking designs to your nails.
The Colorbar Crackle Nail Lacquers are available in 3 shades. They initially introduced the range in single black shade only which I will be reviewing today & added Foil Blast (Silver) & Smashed Cherry (Red) later on. The packaging is very different from their regular range & Exclusive nail lacquers. It is similar to their Pro Enamel range except for the crackle pattern on the applicator handle indicating the crackle effect. They come in thick bottomed glass vials with thick & flat applicator. The applicator picks up good amount of product & being flat covers the entire nail in a single go.
The formula however is quiet thick & dries in a second or so! You can see from the applicator pic below that the formula has already dried up before even clicking the picks. I would recommend using these with little extra care & making sure to replace the lid quickly post application to avoid the formula getting dried up. A single coat in enough per nail & you can see the crackling effect within a second which dries down to a matte finish. It stays intact on nails for good 5-7 days without any chipping & if sealed with a top coat stays good beyond that. Make sure to use a good quality base colour to keep the beauty of the crackled effect or else will look shabby with chipped base colour.
Colorbar Black Crackle (001) Nail Lacquer is a pure black one which is thick, creamy & glossy in vial but gives a matte crackled finish on nails. Though these are priced high at 449 INR which gets very close to Oryl, OPI, China Glaze & Essie margin but it feels good that our Indian brands are also coming up with these products which once were beyond our reach. And this nail lacquer performs no less than what we see from other high end nail enamels. I wish Colorbar will add more shades to this very soon.
- It’s a CRACKLE!
- Dense & flat applicator brush gives perfect even coat on nails in a single go.
- Thick creamy formula spreads easily & evenly with the given applicator.
- Cracks & dries instantly.
- Long wearing.
- Pricey but I really don’t mind spending on such products a few bucks extra!