While I liked the appearance of Dermelect's packaging, I have to say I'm severely disappointed with it's actual quality. The recyclable glass bottle offers the brand logo in bold white letters on the front, and a bit of product information on the back. The shade name or number isn't indicated anywhere on the bottle - you'll have to refer back to the color matched box if you hung onto it. The cap's silver coating started peeling and flaking off the very first time I used this polish, and a little bit more rubs off every time. Gross - its messy and it makes the packaging look trashy. Cap problems don't end there - the cap was poorly attached to the top of the brush, making it difficult to open and work with. On the plus side, packaging is recyclable.
Now the brush I can get behind. Dermelect says "an intentionally shorter artist brush provides a full coverage application yielding an even coat and an effortless nail painting experience". The thin, shorter-than-average, slightly rounded brush holds the perfect amount of polish, applying it in an even coat. There isn't a single splayed bristle to speak of. It almost makes up for the otherwise shoddy packaging.
I hated Commando when I first pulled it out of last November's Ipsy Bag. It looked so ugly and sludgy in the bottle, but after one swatch I fell in love. The brand describes Commando as a "terracotta" shade, and it honestly isn't even close. Like at all. To me, Commando is a gorgeous, go-with-anything dirty rose with a cream finish. Sometimes it looks a little more brown, sometimes it shows a bit more nude - my swatches pull a little more mauve than it shows up on me, but are otherwise true to color. Commando strikes me as a very *Kardashian* color, and it's become my go-to shade when I want to feel a little posh. Pigmentation is on point, you can get away with a single coat of Commando, but I generally go for two out of habit.
I like Dermelect's Commando Peptide Infused Nail Lacquer! This gorgeous rosy brown lacquer has an easy to work with formula that wears decently on my problemtic nails. Though I have no complaints about the polish it's self, I do wish the brand would invest a little more money into their packaging design - it looks nice, but for the price I don't want to get silver paint chips everywhere. You feel me? While I think this product's price and claims are slightly inflated, I wouldn't be against trying more from Dermelect; Commando was definitely a good first impression.
Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Adipic Acid / Neopentyl Glycol / Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Nitrocellulose, Triphenyl Phosphate, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Ethyl Tosylamide, Tosylamide/Epoxy Resin, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Benzophenone-1, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Diacetone Alcohol, Citric Acid, Water (And) Hydrolyzed Keratin, Dimethicone. May Contain: Blue #1 Lake (CI 42090), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Mica (CI 77019), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Black Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Yellow #5 Lake (CI 19140), Red #6 Lake (CI 15850), Red #7 Lake (CI 15850), Red #30 Lake (CI 77360), Red #34 Lake (CI 15880), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Polyethylene Terephthalate.