Friday, July 25, 2014

Colores de Carol Swatches and Review

*Products were provided to me for review

Hello everyone! Today I have a review of two Colores de Carol polishes from the new collection, which are all jewel toned. Colores de Carol is an indie brand that I've been curious about for quite a long time, so I was really looking forward to trying these out!

Colores de Carol polishes are all 5-free (meaning no Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor). Both brushes were medium sized, with flexible and even brushes. 

Both polishes are linear holographics which I don't have much experience with. I actually only have one other (it's a China Glaze) that is quite difficult to apply, so that's all I have to compare to. The consistency of both are jelly-like, what I think of as "syrupy". At first I was afraid that this would make application difficult but didn't find that to be the case. I applied them avoiding going over the same spots more than once or twice. In two coats I had even coverage with both shades.

Amethyst is described as a "linear holographic medium purple with blue shimmer". In direct sunlight the blue shimmer isn't very noticeable amid the holo sparkle, but is a little more visible in the shade. This is two thin coats, plus topcoat.

Direct sunlight

Indirect sunlight. I know this is "amethyst", but my first thought when I applied it was "grape". I am always looking for a good grape shade so maybe that's why it was my first thought? You can see in this photo the shiny, jelly formula.

Emerald is describes as a "linear holographic medium green with a subtle silver shimmer." Again the silver shimmer is not easy to pick out with the sunlight accentuating the holo. It is however, obvious in the shade. I used to be a green-hater, but it's shades like this that have changed my mind. This is two coats with the first one thin, and the second thicker, plus topcoat.

Direct sunlight. You can just barely see some visible nail line here. Maybe I should have done my first coat slightly thicker, or three thin coats? I didn't think a third was necessary because it's so slight.

Indirect sunlight. Again, in this light it's much more glossy in appearance because of the jelly formula. You can see the silver shimmer which are tiny glass flecks.

Amethyst and Emerald are available at They are 15ml bottles, and retail for $10 each. There are several other beauties that are part of this collection. I especially have my eye on Citrine and Smoked Topaz.

Thanks for reading! Tell me what you think in the comments.

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