Today, well tonight, I'm showing you Chic Reloaded from Essence.
Chic Reloaded is a dark almost black based duo-chrome. Purple and a green/teal color are the most predominant colors, but there is a bit of a pink shift at certain angles as well. The formula was good and application was smooth, though you will see a few brush strokes. I used 2 coats for these photos, but if you use thick coats, you could possibly get away with just one. Unlike a lot of duo-chromes, the color shift shows up well on its own, without layering this polish over a darker color. Probably because of how dark the base color is to begin with. I used Finger Paints base coat and no top coat in these photos.
Indoor Natural Light
Indoor with Flash
See how well both the purple and the green/teal show up? Chic Reloaded reminds me a lot of Borghese Stellare Notte, which is now discontinued I believe. The color shift is a little different, but they are very close. If you like duo-chromes, you should definitely pick up this polish, especially if you wanted Stellare Notte but never got it.