Adorn is a new nail-polish company based in Orange County, California.
I’ve never tried any lacquers from them, so when they contacted me and asked if I’d be interested in reviewing some of their polishes, I was curious like a Cheshire Cat!
Today, I have for you my take on Adorn Age of Aquarius, which is a turquoise. It looks more blue in my photos, but in person, there’s definitely a touch of green in it to make it a true turquoise. (My flash photos are slightly more accurate than those in natural light.)
Would I recommend this nail polish? There’s only one way to find out! 😉
Adorn Age of Aquarius Pictures
Adorn Age of Aquarius Ingredients
Adorn Age of Aquarius Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener (Used as a base coat)
- 2 coats of Adorn Age of Aquarius
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
- Shiny dark turquoise creme (Yes)
- Name: Adorn Age of Aquarius
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by Adorn.)
- Where to Buy: Adorn website
Adorn Age of Aquarius Review
I’m always a sucker for turquoises like this because I find to be really flattering. It’s fresh and clean, and somehow it looks bright without being loud.
This shade is perfect for wearing any time of year, but of course, you can sport any colour you want regardless of the season.
I wouldn’t say that Age of Aquarius reinvents the colour wheel, but not every polish has to be 100% unique. Some colours are just what I would consider staples because they look great on everyone. I’m happy to see more choices available from different brands because it allows more people to try it and fall in love with it.
Age of Aquarius by Adorn has a beautiful creme finish that’s simple, but it allows the colour to shine through more. It’s such a pretty colour alone that it doesn’t need additional bells and whistles to look good.
Since it’s a creme polish, it was very easy to remove. Also, because I doubled up on my base coat, I didn’t notice any staining.
Also, I didn’t notice any of the colour coming off on my skin too much, but I did use a separate cotton ball for each nail. Typically, I don’t do this, but I’m getting into the habit of it now because it saves time, even if unfortunately, it uses more cotton balls.
I like to do this when there’s a blue or red polish that may stain. But, even if it stains your skin, I’ve found that if you just scrub your hands with soap multiple times (3-4 times), it will make the colour fade with each wash until it’s completely gone. So, don’t worry – no lasting Smurf fingers to worry about!
Application & Formula
I was very impressed with Age of Aquarius by Adorn because it was very pigmented even with the initial coat. And the formula glided on smoothly and evenly, without me having to pay special attention to my application.
It has the type of formula that’s a joy to work with – it doesn’t feel like you have to fight with it to make it look decent.
And the finish by itself without a top coat is fairly shiny, but, as you know, I always like to use my Seche Vite (unless it’s a textured polish). Seche Vite significantly speeds up the drying time.
I applied my usual medium coats, but with this formula, I can see how you’d be able to use thin coats, if that’s your preferred polishing technique.
To achieve full opacity, I only needed 2 coats, which is wonderful.
Ingredients & Animal-Friendliness
Since Adorn nail polish is new, some of you may be curious about the ingredients.
You’ll be pleased to know that it’s free of Toluene, DBP, and Formaldehyde, also coined “The Big 3”.
Additionally, it doesn’t contain any Formaldehyde Resin or Camphor.
To top it all off, Adorn lacquer is also also vegan and cruelty-free, so those who are looking to make conscious shopping choices can feel at ease.
Final Verdict: 9/10
I really enjoyed wearing Age of Aquarius by Adorn because it made my manicure look cheerful, like a Smurf clicking its heels together!
If you don’t already own a fantastic turquoise polish, or if you want one with a truly flawless formula, I highly recommend this one.
How many turquoise nail polishes do you have in your collection? Do you wear turquoise all year long? Have you tried Adorn lacquers before?
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