Last week I tried the shade “Starlet” from the Ciate Mini Mani Month advent calendar. This is a duochrome shade that looks purple in some lights, green in others. For fun, I decided to pair this with a matte top coat. The top pic is two coats of the polish on its own. The matte top coat (bottom pic) gave this polish a softer, satin finish which I actually prefer.
I’m not a huge fan of this shade. I like how it looks when the light hits it just right and you can really see the purple pearl running through it. More often than not, though, it just looks like a sludgy grey. It looks stunning in the bottle, but just doesn’t translate to the nails.