Sunday, April 25, 2010

4 More (and the last!) American Apparel Swatches

Finally! The last of my American Apparel swatches are finished. We had a busy weekend doing things around the house, so I felt the need to unwind a bit with some painting of the nails. I used 2 coats on all of these, and the only one that I had a bit of a problem with was Dynasty--it was a little on the thick side.

Above: Poppy is an instant favorite for me. Bright, vivid, not too red, not too orange, a hint of coral, and great coverage. I think this would also make a great pedicure color.
Below: Passport Blue is a deep shade of indigo that to me, appears to also have some very dark teal undertones.
Below: Peacock is aptly named. This is a bit of a muted tone, but still plenty pea-cocky!
Below: Dynasty is a medium lilac with plenty of grey mixed in. For some reason, my bottle was pretty separated and it had about 3/8" of grey at the top that took forever to shake it out!
As I mentioned, I used 2 coats on these, but in actuality, I could have gotten away with just one on a number of these shades and others that I've posted previously. The formula on these is wonderful, and even though thinner was needed for a couple of them, that won't deter me from picking up more of these if they come out with some new shades. I would love to see them come out with some other finishes, although they did a fantastic job with a creme finish--and cremes are not my favorites when it comes to the application.

9 comments:

  1. I love Dynasty - too bad the formula is kind of weird. They all look great on you, Mary!!

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  2. I've heard, and know from my own swatching, that the dark colours work beautifully. From what I can gather, the lighter the colour, the more problematic the formula (relatively anyway).

    I love the AA lacquers!

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  3. Mary, I agree they are all fabulous! But the Passport blue beats all.

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  4. The passport blue looks great...and I normally don't like blues!

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  5. I think I like Peacock the best!

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  6. Peacock is gorgeous. I believe I have shades just like these. They do look lovely on you. Especially Poppy.

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  7. Brooke~I'm not giving up on it yet, because I like it too. It's such a 'dusty' lilac, and that's what I like about it.

    Jacie~I started to notice that too! The lighter shades aren't terrible, just a little thicker and less coverage.

    Evil Angel~they did a great job, didn't they? Can't wait to see more )hopefully!).

    jo.frougal~that's a pretty one, for sure! They're all just a little different from other similar shades I have, I can't really describe it.

    SilhouetteScreams~those are 2 of my favorites, although honestly, it's hard to pick favorites. I love them all!

    JPScraps~that's a nice one too! I keep repeating myself, but yes, they're all great :)

    Jackie S.~that's a nice shade...not too bright, but definitely eye-catching.

    Lucy~Poppy had such great coverage too, that made me love it all the more.

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