When looking around the web recently, I ran across a preview shot of the new Color Club Made in New York collection coming out for the holidays. I was immediately drawn to Million Dollar listing and knew I had to have it.
Much to my surprise, I saw that it was already available on the Color Club website. Score! I immediately ordered Million Dollar Listing and ended up grabbing Concrete Jungle as well. These particular offerings are clear glitter topcoat made up of microglitter/shimmer in a clear base.
Concrete Jungle looks fairly silvery in the bottle, but it also contains blue and pink shimmers that add some additional dimension. Of the two that I bought, Concrete Jungle is much more densely packed. This topper could probably be opaque with 3 or so coats. The formula was thick, but not unmanageable. However, you do need to be careful to get nice even coats when layering over another polish or else you end up with some patchiness.
As you can see, the shimmer is very obvious on this polish as well as the patchiness on the ends of my nails where I didn’t get the polish coverage even. Careful application is a must on this one. This is one coat with no top coat. Drying time was decent – one layer was dry to the touch in about 5 minutes.
Million Dollar Listing was the one I fell in love with initially. The gold color is soft but still has a great sparkle. Once again, although this looks simply gold in the bottle, closer inspection shows that this also has very fine pink micro glitter that just adds that little bit of extra depth!
It’s immediately noticeable that one isn’t as densely packed with glitter as Concrete Jungle, so good luck trying to ever get this one opaque. However, although the thickness of the formula was similar, I found this one to be easier to apply and it went on more evenly. I did not have the same issues with patchiness. This is one coat with no top coat. Once again, this was fully dry to the touch in just under 5 minutes.
These are both lovely polishes, but naturally where they shine the most is when layered over another polish. For high impact, I layered them on OPI – I Sing in Color, which is a deep and vampy burgundy creme polish.
When layered on the dark colors, you can start to see the pink and blue glitter in Concrete Jungle and the subtle pink in Million Dollar Listing. Concrete Jungle pretty much covers the original color completely, so be aware that it will completely change the look of the polish you layer it over. Million Dollar is more sparse and the base color is still obvious.
My favorite of the two is Million Dollar Listing, because I feel like it is much more versatile. However, I think Concrete Jungle will be fabulous for winter manicures (I’m thinking Frozen mani!) I’m really pleased that I picked both of these up and it has made me really want to get the rest of the collection!