Welcome to a brand new week!! This is going to be a power-packed week, I promise! And I’m starting out with one of my favorite nail polishes of all time… Tom Ford Indigo Night Nail Lacquer! As I had briefly introduced in an earlier post, Indigo Night is 1 of 2 very special nail polishes that Tom Ford has designed for Spring 2015.
Tom Ford Indigo Night Nail Lacquer is a stunning royal blue with the most amazing shimmers in the bottle. I love just turning the bottle this way and that to watch the shimmers move around, it is mesmerizing and feels like the starry night. When applied on my nails, Indigo Night turns into a blackened blue with hidden shimmers. The shimmers are very subtle, and lends more depth to the polish. It shows up much better under sunlight.
I’m not the biggest fan of the brush design of these Tom Ford nail lacquers as they are long and thin, not the wide and flat brushes used by Dior, YSL and Guerlain. It certainly takes some getting used to, but I’m grateful for the fact that Tom Ford has made it so the square cap snaps off (older Tom Ford Nail Lacquers did not). The bristles are also fairly stiff and do not splay out everywhere, allowing much more precision.
The only draw back is the formula is very thin and takes up to 3 coats to be completely opaque. If you are fairly heavy handed, you can probably get away with 2, but I usually apply very thin coats. In any case, Tom Ford nail lacquers are some of the fastest drying polishes I’ve ever encountered, so it really is no trouble at all.
Tom Ford Indigo Night is definitely an unexpected color for spring, but this is the kind of shade that I love. It is a modern take on black, more elegant and timeless than blue. The closest comparable I own is Burberry Ink Blue [reviewed here], which is a murkier shade than Indigo Night and contains no shimmers at all, making it feel flat in comparison to Indigo Night. Also, Indigo Night lasts me a good 3 days before starting to experience gentle wear at the edges, which is as good as it ever gets for me.
For a review of the other limited edition nail polish in this collection, do hop over to my post on Black Jade!
This post featured a product that was kindly sent to me for my consideration by Estee Lauder Singapore. Regardless, all views expressed are my own honest, unbiased opinions, and are not influenced in any way.