I've been coming to the end of my bottle of Essence Black is back for a while and I decided it was time to try out a few other black polishes to see if any of them would fair better. I like the Essence one a lot but it seemed to get pretty bubbly towards the end which is a huge pain when you are trying to do nail art of even if you want a plain black manicure. Bubbles ruin everything! The first black I decided to try is Orly Liquid vinyl as it seems a lot of people rave about it as being a top black polish.
Here I have on 2 coats of Liquid Vinyl on its own. The formula is quite thin and it gets really patchy. It dries pretty quickly but the finish looks awful without a topcoat,as ye can see in the swatches above. It looks so scratched and crappy and that's just after painting my nails. It doesn't hold a candle to my Essence polish. Also something weird I noticed, after a few days of wear it seemed to thin out on my nails it looked like I had bald spots even though the day before that it was perfect! It's the strangest thing. I wouldn't waste my money on this polish. It's not worth the money or the hassle with the formula and the finish.