Ciate Paint Pot in Headliner: Swatches & Review

by Mehak Shahani on May 30, 2014

in Ciate, Grade B+, Nailpaint, Reviews


Ciate Paint Pot in Headliner

If your  nail polishes all decided to go to a party and get dressed up, my guesses are they would end up looking like the Ciate Bottles. These uber cute polished with bows are SO ADORABLE, it is near impossible to resist picking them up . On a recent stroll to Sephora , no matter how hard I tried my fingers just KEPT going back to these cute little bottles even though lets face it, the price on this is “Pshheww” .

Headliner is a hard color to describe and a harder color to photograph. It isn’t turquoise and it isn’t teal. The best way to put it would be that it is a sort of Turkish blue if you know what I mean. A deep turquoise with a bit of green in it. Quite frankly, it is a polish that would look lovely on lighter toned hands. On me it looks a bit meh, but the sales lady literally shoved this into my hand though all I wanted to take was a green one. Sigh. I always get bullied by sales staff!!!

In terms of quality, it has incredible lasting power- I saw tip wear only by day 4 and I type all day so that is brilliant. The brush is amazing- it goes on smoothly and evenly and two coats is all you need for opaque color coverage. My one gripe is that though it looks glossy in the bottle, it actually dries matte on my nails which I don’t love. It isn’t matte enough to be a stark, chic matte but its definitely not glossy so the finish is kind of in between. No problems apart from that though.




Verdict : B +

Price: Rs 1000/-

Buy it from: Sephora, Delhi

Verdict: I wish the Ciate Paint Pots dried more glossy on my nails , but apart from that these are 2 coats to opaque, super smooth to apply and last a very long time (not to mention ridiculously cute looking on your dresser). I am not sure whether they are ‘worth’ 1000 bucks, because lets face it affordability is a relative term. This blue is a unique sort of turkish cerulean blue that’s somewhere in between turquoise and teal. This is a nice one for lighter skin tones !

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Shailja@BeABrideEveryday May 30, 2014 at 11:52 am

Very pretty shade.. and I love its cute packaging <3


Xuvious May 30, 2014 at 11:59 am

Really like the colour. Ciate does really good collections though, sets of mini nail polishes. :)


Shivi@COSMOCHICS May 30, 2014 at 12:10 pm

I agree on lighter skin tones this would look good! Its expensive for me…& I like to see little glossy finish too but this shade looks really diffrent and nice! :)


Manasi May 30, 2014 at 12:14 pm

Firstly I just love the packaging that cute bow took my heart away…and such a pretty shade!


Shreya May 30, 2014 at 12:20 pm

I’m lusting this shade for so long … wish ciate was easily available here in Mumbai . Lovely notd


Gowthami@BeautyFrontline May 30, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Cute cute packaging and what a bright shade!


Simran@leavepillow May 30, 2014 at 1:17 pm

These is really very chic..n that bow is so adorable


Jyoti May 30, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Gorgeous color and pretty packaging :)


PinkTrends May 30, 2014 at 1:56 pm

the bottle is just so cute and adorable :).. I can understand how you couldn’t resist picking it up :D.. the color is lovely too.


Clothes and Creativity May 30, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Although the bottle is cute, it’s a little too expensive for nailpaint.


Pallavi May 30, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Woah what!?! That’s an astronomical sum for a nail polish! I’ve an offer you can’t refuse. Whenever you want any shade let me know and I’d get it from some standard brand, make my own cute packaging (bow and all), and deliver it to you for no extra charge. The shade looks pretty but honestly, I can’t see myself spending that much on one.


mehak May 30, 2014 at 4:11 pm

haha deal!


pari May 30, 2014 at 2:30 pm

awww..bottle is so cute..


mily May 30, 2014 at 2:31 pm

i am a recovering nail polish addict and u r not helping me in any way :(


krithi May 30, 2014 at 3:39 pm

bottle is so cute :)


vani May 30, 2014 at 4:31 pm

I got 4 of these as a gift from my aunt… she showed them to me on skype first and I went crazy seeing how cute they were!


Bonny May 30, 2014 at 5:52 pm

I would spent 1000 buck on anyother cosmetic but not nail paints..not my types….the shade looks cute on ur nails though.


kamar May 30, 2014 at 6:58 pm

1000 bucks for nail paint ???????????!!!!!!!!!!

It looks pretty though


Aayushi May 30, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Very pretty shade and so is the bottle…. The bow has added beauty to an otherwise ordinary looking bottle of nail paint . If you find a similar glossy shade. You can paint the tips with the glossy shade and rest of nails with the matte shade. matte shades look awesome that way. you will love it too :)


A Golden Tulip May 31, 2014 at 12:21 am

1000 bucks for a bow?! Too much…color is unique..and good that it stays longer before chipping.. Beauty blogger gets bullied by SA, what will happen to us novices… :(



Vineetha May 31, 2014 at 12:29 am

The shade looks nice! I am not a big fan of ciate except for the holiday packaging. It easily chips on me! :-(


Mayuri May 31, 2014 at 1:13 am

very pretty shade :)


Himani May 31, 2014 at 4:09 am

Wow d color does look good on u Mehak :) N d packaging is to die-for!!!


Vipra S May 31, 2014 at 11:22 am

Its such a Beautiful Hue ^_^
The packaging is soo Cute – Goes into my lust list :)
Beautiful Nail Swatches Girl ;)


Krupa May 31, 2014 at 12:55 pm

That is the cutest bottle of nail paint. I think I’ll dress up all my bottles.


Laks May 31, 2014 at 7:47 pm

pretty shade, expensive!!


Swati June 3, 2014 at 11:25 pm

The bottle is sooo cute! I loved the matte colour too :)


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