I’ve been picking up Korean nail polishes here and there, since I’m new to those products and I love to try new brands. So far, I’ve reviewed Etude House and Missha polishes on my blog, and I recently got in some more from Banila Co. and Innisfree.
Today, I’m reviewing a duo set from Banila Co., released this fall in their “Fall in Love” collection. One of their usual nail polish lines is called Tomorrow Nails, and this collection introduced three Twin sets of two Tomorrow Nail shades. The one I chose is Garosu Feminine, which includes one sheer pink with gold sparkle, and one poppy cream.
I didn’t buy the vampies! Imagine that.
I actually have not just two swatches for you, but three!
Here is the first polish, the sheer pink. It has a tendency to make my nails look very yellowed, I think due to the amount of gold sparkles in it. The pink itself is actually pretty flattering on my yellow-toned skin; it’s a warm baby pink. The swatch shows two coats, though it definitely looks nice as a single coat for a sheer wash of sparkle (if your nails aren’t as yellow-stained as mine, haha! I swear they don’t look so yellow when bare.)
The second set of swatches is for the poppy shade. It’s a warm poppy red cream that has both a bright pink and coral undertones. I am loving this one! It can be worn three-quarters opaque as a one-coat wonder, though I did two coats for the swatch so it looks more opaque.
Finally, I used one coat of the sheer pink to top the two coats of the red, and I adore it! I’m definitely going to be using this pink as a topper for other colors: it’s a perfect golden pink sheer.
The formulas are very nice and smooth. I had zero trouble with application, formula-wise. The brushes, on the other hand, is very wide, flat, and squared. I found them a little tricky to use, especially on my pinky nails which are narrower than the brushes, but the formula was so smooth that it wasn’t too much of an issue. The polishes both dried to a shiny, smooth finish.
Also, as you’d expect from Korean brands, the packaging is way too adorable! The polishes are very small, at 4.5 mL each, but the price was under US$8 (I paid US$6.75 when these were on sale) so I think it’s still a pretty sweet deal for nice quality polishes.
I wouldn’t hesitate to pick up more Banila Co. Tomorrow Nail polishes, and these limited edition twin sets are a nice way to try multiple shades.
Banila Co. Tomorrow Twin Nail retails for US$7.94 (at Cosmetic Love [referral link], where I purchased it) and contains 2 x 4.5 mL. It is probably made in South Korea (info not on label, but Korean makeup tends to be made in the country).
Banila Co. is based in Seoul, South Korea. It was launched in 2005 by parent company F&F.