Testing: LCN's Crocofever
Move over, crackle polish, there’s a new topcoat on our tips, and it has the luxe look of crocodile leather. I was never crazy about the shattered polish trend, but now, thanks to a sneak peek at Germany-based cosmetics company LCN’s newest polish line, my fingertips are looking like a shiny patent Birkin bag.
The polish works just like a crackle topcoat. I did a test run first, using five different base shades to see which one I liked best, and finally settled on LCN’s “In Focus,” a matte gold. After applying two coats, I waited four minutes before brushing on a medium coat of Croco Top in Ruby Forever so that the base would be dry, but still a little tacky. Not another four minutes went by before my nails bloomed into a reptilian pattern — one that felt decidedly classier than the jagged shards achieved with crackle topcoats.
I’m a big fan of using the topcoat over a dark shade, like brown or deep purple, which winds up creating a monotone look and hint of texture. What do you think, Bostonistas? Will you be trying out the Crocofever?
$9.90 per 8 ml bottle, available online at LCN.