Kleancolor Americano: Swatches, Quick Comparison, and Fishtail Braid
I just typed fishtail brain into the title. I would have left it, but someone would have been disappointed 😀
Right! This is Kleancolor Americano, a very pretty nude which seems pretty metallic in effect.
These swatches are two coats, and no top coat. It dried quickly, and lasted quite well. I liked this colour more than I expected to!
This was SO shiny. It did look very foil or metallic, but not frosty at all – formula was excellent, a bit thin but no running issues. The photos pick up on some VNL with the two coats, but I am certain 3 coats would have covered this, and you certainly couldnt see nail line in real life – Americano was just too shiny! The only down side was getting ‘ba ba Americano” stuck in my head.
I thought I’d compare it to the other Kleancolour neutrals/browns I had, and the Revitanail – which was far and away the closest.
But in the close ups it’s pretty clear that Revitanail Prized Platinum looks a lot more cool/silver toned then the Americano, which is warmer/golder. I didn’t put them on, sorry, just not enough time. And I remember not loving the Revitanail due to the sheerness of it (earlier post here… oops, a photo didn’t load and now I don’t have it. Oh well, you get the idea!)
Then I tried another fishtail braid on my ring finger, using CR 113 (the silver), and China Glaze Harvest Moon. I wish I’d picked another colour than the CR (and not just because of potential health issues!) but because the silver was super reflective, as was the Americano, and it was a bit hard to tell them apart. The Harvest Moon was a good choice though.
I also started the fishtail braid off on the wrong angle, and it subtly bothered me until I took it off – but I survived 😀
These swatches had a top coat – Orly Sec ‘n’ Dry.
Have a great day!