Above: Factory Grey is a perfect mid-tone gray creme. I used 2 coats on all of these with the exception of Pinto, which was 3 coats. The application was excellent on all of them.
Above: Berry is a burgundy shade that borders on being a deep fuchsia.
Above: Mount Royal shows up a little brighter in my photo than in real life. It's a cadet blue with the slightest 'dusty' look to it.
Above: Pinto, a rust colored creme, required 3 coats. It wasn't quite as opaque as the others, but these polishes seem to dry fairly fast.
Above & Below: Pinto reminded me of Color Club's Charity Ball as soon as I started swatching it. I put one coat of it over Pinto on my ring finger (below), and I couldn't tell the difference.
Below: Downtown LA is the perfect red creme.
Below: I'm wearing RBL's Chinoise on my toes, and Downtown LA immediately reminded me of Chinoise. I didn't think it would be a dead-on dupe, but as you can see, they are extremely close.
Below: I painted 2 coats of the RBL over the American Apparel on my ring finger, and again, I couldn't tell the difference. Both shades are my vision of a perfect pure red creme.
You can search my American Apparel label for some of their other shades I've swatched if you're interested. I still have 4 more to go, so I'd better stay on it! These are very nice polishes, and although a few that I'd swatched previously seemed just a bit on the thick side (nothing that thinner couldn't fix), these five were perfection. Did any of you end up keeping your original polishes before the recall? If so, have you had any problems with the bottles?