Resisting trying a nail polish from a new brand is impossible for me. Nail polishes will always be the base of my beauty collection. Having had such a good experience with Clear Skies from Makeup Revolution – I bit the bullet and added 2 other shades from the sister brand Freedom from when it launched last week.
At only £1 each – Freedom Nail Polishes are a very purse friendly item. Currently the range doesn’t offer ‘anything out of the ordinary’ in terms of it’s shade range, built with a heavy focus around pinks, nudes and reds. Annoyingly unlike everything else in their range which has proper names, the nail polish is just numbered, I can’t remember numbers at all – shade names are always more fun! I picked up 430 – a raspberry red and 423 a salmon/coral pink.
So how did they perform?
I decided to go for 430 first as I’m forever on the hunt for the perfect raspberry shade, and have yet to find one which I love in every aspect, in some lights this looks very red, in others you can see the underlying hint of pink. I was disappointed initially with the formula, although offering a very even coverage, it wasn’t very opaque, needing 3 coats and drying to a semi matte formula this didn’t look particularly nice without a topcoat. This was peeling and chipping badly within hours of being worn, I applied on Friday night – by Saturday morning it was peeling off, by Saturday night it was beyond repair and I had taken it off. I tried this again, thinking it must have been bad luck – but no, the same thing happened again. All in all, a bit of a flop.
Not having much hopes for 423 after the first experience, this has been another interesting shade, shifting between being a very orange to a salmon pink in different lights. This again needed 3 coats to become fully opaque – but had a nicer finish when dry. After the bad experience with the first I still opted for a topcoat. It is still on my nails after 3 days with a few chips just starting to appear.
If you’re building a nail polish collection and want to get a few shades which you know won’t want to be your ‘everyday’ kind of shades (for me that would be blacks and pure reds), but want them there just in case – i’d think about checking these out as an inexpensive brand to create your collection, but personally I’d be more inclined to look the ones from Makeup Revolution instead as I had a much better experience overall with the one I tried.
Have you tried anything from Freedom yet?