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Inglot 603 O2M Breathable Nail Enamel

Inglot 603 Nail Polish O2M Breathable Nail Enamel Bottle

I’m the type that’d really like to expand my brand horizon, but have difficulty doing so. I tend to be brand loyal; when I find something that I like within a brand, I stick with it and want to try other products within that range. That’s not a bad thing (especially for that company!) but how do you know something is great if you haven’t explored others, right?

Well, a push in the right direction came when a sweet girl recently gave me Inglot O2M Breathable Nail Enamel to try in the color 603. I’d heard raves over this Polish (as in the country, not nail varnish :P) brand, but since it’s only sold in select countries and not readily available to me, I had never tried it. Thanks to her, I was stoked and ready to dive into the world of beauty polygamy! :D

Inglot 603 Nail Polish Swatch O2M Breathable Nail Enamel
Inglot 603 O2M Breathable Nail Enamel swatch in indirect sunlight

603 (their products are merely numbered, much like many Japanese cosmetics) is a sheer, pale milky pink with silver shimmer. It’s such a sweet, girly pink, but not one that flatters my warm-toned skin; my skin unfortunately looks dull and uneven.

I wish I could wear these type of feminine, “dainty” colors, but it’s best reserved for fair and/or cool-toned complexions. (*mumble* Lucky you. Hmph. *mumble)

You can tell from swirling the bottle that the formula is thin and watery, meant for subtle, translucent manicures to enhance natural nails or as a base for classic French tips.

What it isn’t meant for is a completely nontransparent finish. But I’m quite stubborn and prefer full opacity, so I attempted it anyway. I stopped after 3 coats because it’s opaque enough in person, but you can see from these photos that the nail lines are still visible. It’d look fine if my nails were shorter.

Inglot 603 Nail Polish Outdoor O2M Breathable Nail Enamel
Inglot 603 O2M Breathable Nail Enamel swatch outdoors

I was quite impressed that the color flowed evenly without streaks. Even with 1 or 2 layers, the sheer overlay wasn’t patchy unlike Julep Malin, a slightly warmer baby pink, which showed streaks. With both at the same price point of USD $14, Inglot 603 wins in terms of formula. It’s best left sheer with 1-2 coats on short nails for a manicure appropriate in a professional setting.

By the way, their O2M formula indicates it’s 3-Free (free of chemicals toluene, formaldehyde, DBP) plus camphor-free, for “healthy” and “breathable” nails using technology used for contact lenses. (Right.) Inglot also has another line of less expensive ($10) polishes, so I wonder if that means those are not 3-free.

I’m happy I got to try Inglot and will be sure to check them out when I visit the US. Have you tried Inglot nail polishes? Any favorites? Do you wear sheer formulas?

Inglot O2M Breathable Nail Enamels are USD $14 each and available online and at their stores in select countries.

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15 Responses to Inglot 603 O2M Breathable Nail Enamel

  1. Mmm… yes its a pretty colour on its own but you’re right. Not quite you. I think you do beautifully with the deeper or brighter colours somehow. Still, its good to know the formula is good. I may take a look the next time I go by the Inglot counter (which is never!) and see if they do any deeper shades I may like :)

    • You’re lucky to at least have access! The formula was really smooth and didn’t run everywhere even though this particular one is watery. Thanks for letting me try it, Paris! :D

  2. Inglot has got like a thousand of colors but I have tried none. #ShameOnMe
    I am not a fan of nude color either as they tend to look washed out on me. YEAY for bright colors!

    • I looked at their website and was surprised they have so many colors! I’m all for bright colors, too. Can’t really pull off these ballerina colors.

  3. Like the color, but I think it is not really made for your nails. Just like Paris stated.
    I never tried Inglot, but those aren’t available here, too, so how could I!? Anyway, I don’t like to try other brands than the ones I use, cauz I am always afraid, I might like them and end up buying various brands and colors of polishes and not beeing able to wear all my polishes anymore… know what I mean?
    But I love to look at other brands and colors just for fun and admiration.

  4. I stick to a brand I like too! But I’m still a newb when it comes to polishes. The brand that is readily available where I live is OPI, unless I shop online.
    I envy how you can keep your nails so long! I’ve always had short nails =)

    • Nothing wrong with sticking to a brand you like and know that it works! Now that you mention it, I realized my nails look a lot longer than they actually are. They’re only about 1mm from my skin. :)

  5. Love this shade on you! I will have to give this a whirl. Time to visit Sephora…LOL
    Thanks for sharing :)

  6. I’m not into baby pinks, but I admit this is really pretty! I love the shimmer.

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