Hello everyone! Today I’m bringing you guys a review of some polishes from Innisfree’s Eco Nail Colour line. Innisfree is a Korean cosmetics company that focuses on using natural, environmentally-friendly ingredients in its skincare and makeup products. As such, their nail polishes are big 3-free, meaning that they don’t contain phthalates, toluene, or formaldehyde. They have a wide range of polish colours, mostly in pastel hues, and tons of cute glitters to choose from.
I’ll be reviewing two shades: #85 Raspberry Yogurt from the Yogurt collection and #116 from the Macaron collection. #85 Raspberry Yogurt is a warm-toned pink, milky jelly with multi-size pink and purple hex glitter. #116 is a simple pastel pink creme with a slightly cool undertone.
The polishes come in stubby 10 mL bottles. The lids are matte white and feel sturdy. The brushes are short, but they actually reach the bottom of the bottle so you don’t need to tilt the bottle awkwardly when the polish is running out. However, the short length made it a little awkward for me to apply polish neatly. Sadly, one of my brushes had some bent bristles in it, which left a little streak on the nail. Lastly, the glitter polish doesn’t contain a mixing ball even though the creme does. I’ll never understand this logic, haha.
As you can see, the swatches are a bit more bright and saturated-looking than the bottle colour, but the difference isn’t too extreme.
Firstly, these are big-3 free! The smell isn’t strong either, and dissipates quickly. Application was a breeze. #116 was thick but smooth and went on without streaks or bubbles. It was nearly opaque in 1 coat, which is great for a pastel pink. #85 was surprisingly liquid for a dense glitter polish, but it wasn’t too runny. It applied without streaking or bubbling as well, and the glitter actually went on quite evenly. Lastly, the drying time was pretty good on both polishes. #85 dried a little bit more slowly than #116.
I paid $5 and $6.50 CAD for #116 and #85 respectively. I think that for the quality and amount of polish I got, the prices are ok – about the same as China Glaze and the cheaper OPI (in terms of $ per mL). I’ve paid more for polish and gotten lesser quality, so I think these are a good value even though they’re slightly expensive. However, you can get them for about $2.50 (!) from Korea Depart if you’re willing to buy a lot of stuff to offset the shipping costs. So I’m giving them a high score for value.
Overall Impression: 9/10
- Pros: Big-3 free, excellent formula, not too strong-smelling
- Cons: Slightly clumsy brush, slightly expensive
Here’s a few places where you can pick up some Innisfree polish for yourself! If you find any other shops, let me know.
Ruby Ruby Shop: http://stores.ebay.ca/rubyrubyshop
Jessie Market: http://stores.ebay.ca/jessiemarket
Korea Depart: http://en.koreadepart.com/
Myra Korean Style: http://www.myrakoreanstyle.com
Thanks for reading!