I'm wearing Public Display of Affection by Pixel in these photographs. Honestly, it's a new favorite color; I love the way it looks against my skin tone. It's a pink-nude with a little bit of taupe to it, and it looks so classy on! It's a slightly sheer formula; I think it took me either three or four coats to get it to the level of opacity you see in the photographs here. Sorry I can't remember exactly, I just remember thinking about running out and buying a backup since I use so much on each manicure and these bottles are tiny at only .17 ounces. They are $2.49 a bottle at Ulta (where I buy mine), but they are often on sale for around $2. They come in a range of colors and finishes that feel very fashion-forward. I get pretty good wear on these, too; if I tend to get about 3 days of solid wear from other brands (with maybe a chip or two on the third day, depending on the condition my nails are in before putting on polish), I get about an extra fourth day of wear from Pixel. Can't complain about that! Because these are inexpensive, come in smaller bottles, and have a great range of trendy shades, Pixel is a great way to try out colors you don't think you'll wear often enough to justify buying a full size bottle of more expensive polish in. I find the quality pretty comparable to China Glaze, OPI, or Essie; a bit of a step up from the average drugstore formula, but there's nothing truly outstanding about it.
|Pixel Public Display of Affection|
|Pixel Public Display of Affection Swatch|
Summary: I think this is a great neutral color that is really versatile, and I have no complaints about the formula, either. Because the bottles are so small, the brush has a shorter handle, which makes it a little bit more difficult to maneuver, but I don't find this to be a big problem; the cap is flared slightly so it's easy to get a good grip on it. The brush itself is full-size. Check out this brand the next time you want a fun nail polish color, but don't want to invest in a larger bottle! Available online and in-store at Ulta, although I don't see this particular shade listed on the website. It had a slot on the normal in-store display, though.