Thursday, June 24, 2010

More Old Forsythe (Color Club) Polishes!

A couple of weeks ago, I showed you an old Forsythe polish called Heart Strings (here), which from all accounts, is from the late 70's when Forsythe Cosmetics began manufacturing nail polish. Forsythe now labels their polishes as Color Club, as most of you know. These were all photographed indoors using an Ott lamp.

Above & Below: Orange Aura applied nice and easy in just one coat. This is a vivid coppery orange shimmer.
Below: Mocha Cloisonne is a taupe shade with a hint of rose gold. This also applied nicely in 1 coat, but as with most metallics or chromes, the brush strokes are on full display.

Below: Stellar is a subtle golden peach shimmer that is shown using 2 coats.

Below: Opal White is a 2 coat iridescent pearl white shade that shows subtle flashes of pink.

Below: French Linen, an antique white shimmer, also covered well using 2 coats.

Below: Star Studded is a pale pink with grey undertones that's packed full of silver glitter. I used 2 coats on this one.

I am amazed at the application on these shades, given how old they are! I haven't yet been able to determine when Color Club came on to the scene, but my best guess based on what someone at Forsythe told me, was that these were from their early beginnings, which would be 1979 and several years thereafter. This was just a random selection I swatched of the ones I recently obtained, and there are some much more awesome shades, and some much more boring shades in the lot. Would you be interested in seeing more? Maybe not swatches, because there are so many, but I'd be happy to post group bottle photos if you'd like to see them. Here's another question--would you be interested in buying some (limited quantities) for yourself at $2.00 a bottle (U.S. only)? If you would, I'll get busy posing them all for a family photo and let you know how to get some of your own!


  1. Neat!
    Stellar looks like China Glaze Sun Showers and maybe Nars Versailles

  2. I love Stellar! What an awesome gold peach shimmer!

  3. Yes swatch as many as you like! And yes I would buy some too :)

  4. They're all pretty except for Star Studded is too gritty for my liking. Opal White looks almost like a dupe for Illamasqua's Prism.

  5. Paillette~I don't have those, but I'll have to look them up! I love this one though :)

    Lynn~it's so subtle and pretty, and just the hint of peach with the gold--Love!

    Rachel~I bought so many, I need extra hands to swatch them!

    Ashley A.~it did look better in the bottle! It reminded me of one from the China Glaze Glitters, but I am blanking on the name.

  6. Gorgeous colors. I'm definitely going to order some.