OK, this one is an outlier. It doesn’t really qualify as a textured polish, but the bottle for this YSL Tie and Dye lacquer ($25.00) was so damn cool we had to try it out. According to YSL, you can use this “pop coat” as a standalone product–sort of like you’d use a highlighter on your face–to give a bit of shine to your nails–and you can either use the polish separated for a gradient effect or shake it up. Both were very subtle–we didn’t really notice a gradient; however, when we layered it over one of YSL’s standard lacquers, it gave a really beautiful sheen.
Verdict: Don’t expect tie dye, but do expect gorgeous shimmer and shine.