‘Cutie Pie’ was hidden behind door number 7 – a creamy, light pink. As with a lot of polishes this colour, the formula is pretty sheer and three or four coats are necessary to get a good colour pay-off, although with two well-applied coats, it gives a nice wash of colour. For me, the formula is too thin and dries too quickly, making it difficult to work with. I ended up with streaky nails after two coats and needed another (if not a fourth!) to even it out and make it opaque.
|With 2 coats, you can see how streaky it is|
|3 coats and counting, still not opaque|
I already own a pretty close match to 'Cutie Pie' in Essie's 'Muchi, Muchi'. The two look slightly different in the bottle, with the Essie shade more of a flesh toned pink than the Ciaté colour. However, on the nail, they look pretty similar. I find the formula of 'Muchi, Muchi' so much easier to work with - opaque and streak-free in two coats, with a nice glossy finish which I think 'Cutie Pie' lacks. I can't really justify owning two such similar colours so I'll probably give the Ciaté shade to my sister. She likes to wear a French manicure so could use a single, well-applied coat as a base. For me however, my light pink needs are all met in 'Muchi, Muchi'.
|2 coats of 'Muchi, Muchi'|
Do you have a favourite light pink nail varnish?