An inky blackish blue with a whisper of deep purple, Blue Dahlia Pure Color Nail Lacquer ($18) looks like a midnight summer sky on tips and toes. One of two polishes in EL’s fall 2010 collection, (the other’s called Surreal Violet), it makes me long for late-night adventures and broken curfews, and it’s yet another reason I’ve joined the Blue Dahlia bandwagon.
The shine? Otherworldly. If I were a super heroine, I’d deflect laser beams with Blue Dahlia’s luminous shine.
The thick texture (almost like molasses!) might not appeal to girls who prefer thinner consistencies, but it’s not exactly goopy. As long as I’ve taken my time to apply it slowly, I’ve been able to lay down smooth streaks of color from nail base to tip.
Oddly enough, even though it applies thick, it still dries quickly. I haven’t been able to figure out the mechanics of that yet, but I’m chalking it up to one of the universe’s many mysteries.
I can’t stop staring at the color… If there’s an award for most hypnotic blue nail polish of fall 2010, I’d give it to Blue Dahlia (remember last fall’s stunning Lancome Indigo Paris?). Too bad it’s a little on the expensive side ($18). Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A-
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,