Apart from the white shades I use for the French tip, these three subtle pinks are my most repurchased bottles. Let's take a closer look at Beau, Negligee and Grapefruit Sparkle...
|CND Shellac Beau|
|CND Shellac Negligee|
|CND Shellac Grapefruit Sparkle|
Negligee - sheer opalescent baby pink
Grapefruit Sparkle - pale sheer soft pink with added silver glitter
When using the colours for a French manicure I tend to only use one coat, two often makes the base too 'pink' otherwise. Negligee is probably the only one I could use two coats of though if someone needs their base to smooth out any imperfections on the nail bed.
Out of the three, Beau tends to give the 'pinkest' look overall and has an obvious opalescent shimmer to it. Negligee is a great 'healthy' looking pink that has very little, if any, opalescent finish to it. If you look very carefully you can just pick out the shimmer in real life, but out of the two, Beau is much more opalescent than Negligee. And finally Grapefruit sparkle is quite pink like Beau, but with an added element of ultra-fine silver glitter.
The only one I haven't included here is Clearly Pink, mainly because no one ever asks for it. It is exactly like a clear coat but with a teeny hint of pink and when on the nails it looks as if it isn't there. Most people tend to prefer a slight hint of colour and those wanting a super subtle French mani even then still opt for Negligee.
Which one do you prefer?
Disclaimer - All products used for this manicure were bought myself, for more info about myself and CND Shellac please check out my disclaimer page here. Once you Shellac you never go back!