With all the odd and fascinating colors out there and formulas (long wearing, super shiney etc etc), I thought we had pretty much seen it all. That was before I was sent a package from CLINIQUE containing their new A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skins. Until reading the info enclosed with this one, I’d never thought of the topic with regard to nail polish until now.
My take: Hmmm, I can only imagine eyes having the above reactions if you are poking around your eye area when the polish is still wet but I guess they found otherwise. They base their claim on a facial rash called periorbital dermatitis that can develop around the lower and upper eyelids caused by polish in some people. And since they also found that the average person touches their face up to 200 times a day, this can be an issue for some, though I’ve never heard of it in the past 12 years of writing about beauty.
When I heard the name of the polish I thought they meant the area around the nail bed can be sensitive to chemicals found in polish, which I could see, but surely not what I described above.
So onto the polishes!
Here are some standouts in the collection and keep in mind some are limited edition: Black Honey (yup just like the cult favorite lippie), Red Red Red and Party Red (based on two of their uber popular lipstick shades), Concrete Jungle, Indie Rock and Made of Steel – these would be your metallics and edgy shades, and then limited edition colors perfect for summer: Splish Splashy (a medium blue), Pinkini (bubblegum pink) and 70º and Sunny (happy yellow) among others.$16 each @ clinique.com.