Matte Nails attempt two: Kiko Titanium Lilac

Kiko Velvet Satin Polish Titanium Lilac 696

Brands seem to be experimenting with new polish finishes: metallic, matte, and now Velvet Satin by Kiko. After my disappointment at Essie’s cashmere matte polishes, how will this one do?

My friend gave me this amazing Titanium Lilac (696) polish from the Velvet Satin range by Kiko (she knows me well). I adore the color: a great faded lilac with blue undertones. The effect creates a lovely satin sheen, which I think is a lot more wearable than a full matte effect.

It even performed a little better than Essie, lasting two to three days before significant chipping. I still find these effect polishes don’t last as long as the normal ones, probably because you cannot wear them with a proper top coat. I don’t really mind, since this is such a lovely and unique color.

Merken zijn aan het experimenteren met nieuwe nagellak effecten: metallic, mat, en nu de Velvet Satin van Kiko. Na mijn teleurstelling over de Essie Cashmere Matte serie ben ik extra benieuwd naar deze nagellak.

Ik kreeg de prachtige kleur Titanium Lilac (696) uit de Velvet Satin collectie van Kiko van een vriendin (ze kent me duidelijk goed). Echt een geweldige kleur: een vervaagde lila met blauwe ondertonen. Het effect geeft een mooie satijnglans, die ik veel draagbaarder vind dan een volledig mat effect.

Kiko Velvet Satin Polish Titanium Lilac 696

Het bleef ook beter zitten dan Essie: twee tot drie dagen zonder al te grote chips. Ik blijf vinden dat deze speciale effect lakjes niet zo lang blijven zitten als gewone nagellak, deels omdat je er geen top coat overheen kunt dragen. Ik vind het helemaal niet erg want dit is een mooie en unieke kleur.


17 thoughts on “Matte Nails attempt two: Kiko Titanium Lilac

    • Anne November 23, 2015 / 12:52 pm

      Thanks πŸ˜€ I really love the effect as well, great with some knitwear πŸ˜€

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  1. stashmatters November 11, 2015 / 2:30 am

    Glad to hear this one performed better than the Essie! What a unique colour too. But you’re right, not having a top coat definitely hinders the longevity of the matte polishes.

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    • Anne November 13, 2015 / 9:01 am

      It is such a lovely color: lilac with some lovely blue/grey undertones πŸ™‚
      I think that is the main issue, the lack of a topcoat just makes them chip so much quicker.


  2. Karen Rees November 11, 2015 / 1:28 am

    Oh what a stunning shade Anne, absolutely beautiful ❀ On a rather random side note, you have such pretty hands & nails too!! πŸ™‚ XXX

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  3. Lifestylebites3 November 10, 2015 / 10:04 pm

    Such a pretty shade Anne and I love to see more sort of matte nails from you and it is going pretty well with your sweater too.

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    • Anne November 13, 2015 / 9:09 am

      Thanks I do love it combined with that sweater πŸ™‚ I don’t have a lot of matte shades, maybe I should get a matte topcoat?!

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        • Anne November 16, 2015 / 12:32 pm

          Very true! Do you have a favorite matte topcoat?

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          • Lifestylebites3 November 16, 2015 / 4:23 pm

            I am using Barry M matte top coat and it works exemplarily well on my nails.


  4. annie's beauty... November 10, 2015 / 11:44 am

    The colour is gorgeous indeed but two to three days it’s still not satisfactory for me my lively Anne… My nail polishes have me used to up to 7-8 days!
    Why don’t you try a matifying top coat over one of your trusty nail polishes? Chanel does a good one…
    Lots of xx, Annie | Annie’s Beauty

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    • Anne November 13, 2015 / 9:10 am

      Oh very nice tip: thanks for letting me know. A matte topcoat might solve the longevity issues and look fancy πŸ˜€ xxx

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      • annie's beauty... November 13, 2015 / 1:24 pm

        You’re most welcome lovely! I hope you’ll find the right top coat and that it will actually work! 😘😘😘

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