Sunday, August 15, 2010

Color Club Untamed Luxury Indulgence Collection: Part II

The last four shades from Color Club's Untamed Luxury Indulgence Collection were all great as far as the application goes...except for the last one, Pretty In Platinum. I used 2 coats on these as I did with the others in this huge collection, and overall, I'm pretty pleased with all of them other than Pretty in Platinum. De-Luxe-Cious and Miss Hautie from the Glitter collection were disappointing not because of the shades, but because of the finish. They're somewhat dull and lack the ability to bring the glitter in them to their full potential. I'm going to try them with a high gloss top coat to see if that doesn't help things out.

Above & Below: Soft as Cashmere is a "Love", "Perfect 10", "Thumbs Up" for me. This putty grey taupe shade applied like a dream and has a little something extra in the formula to give it a totally unique look. What makes this one unlike any similar shades (comparison below), is a dull olive green. When I removed it, the only color on the cotton ball was straight up olive.

Below: The middle and pinkie fingers are wearing Soft as Cashmere, while the index (top) finger is Color Club High Society, and the ring finger is American Apparel Mouse.
Below: Positively Posh had a very nice formula also, but it's not quite as unique as Soft as Cashmere. This dark taupe or light milk chocolate shade has some pretty close dupes, as you'll see a few photos down.

Below: A comparison with Essie Mink Muffs (top-index), Positively Posh (middle), Orly Prince Charming (ring), and OPI You Don't Know Jacques (bottom-pinkie). It's very close to OPI YDKJ.
Below: Wild Orchid is a lighter gray creme with tiny multi colored (pink and blue/green) micro glitter. The blue/green glitter is the most prominent in this shade. The photo below was taken indoors with a flash, while the others were taken outdoors in the sun.




Below: In the shade, it takes on a blue/grey look.

Below: My first thought when I saw this in the bottle, was that it reminded me of Orly Pixie Dust. In reality, Pixie Dust (on my top-index and middle fingers) is more blue, while Wild Orchid is clearly more grey (ring and pinkie fingers).
Below: Pretty in Platinum sounds nice, and looks nice in the bottle, but no. Just no from me on this frosty pearly white with a pale grey tint. Is anyone in agreement with me here?

You can scroll back through the last couple of days to see all of the shades in this collection, if you're interested. All in all, there are some nice shades in both sets that make up the collection, and there are a few that are not anything terribly unique. 13 of 14 had excellent formulas and application (sorry, Pretty in Platinum!), and my personal favorites are probably Snakeskin and Soft as Cashmere. Do you have a couple of favorites?

18 comments:

  1. Wild Orchid is pretty! I wish Pretty in Platinum was a little different though, you know?

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  2. Thanks for the comp between Wild Orchid and Pixie Dust! I thought they may be similar, so it's nice to see them side by side. :)

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  3. I could skip Pretty In Platinum - it didn't do for me what I thought it was going to - but I love the others in this post, they're gorgeous. I guess I could skip Positively Posh since it's so close to YDKJ, too - I love those kind of shades haha!

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  4. Snakeskin is definitely my favorite from this collection. I think it's a must-have for me!

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  5. Oooh, I think Wild Orchid and Soft as Cashmere may be my must-haves from this collection!

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  6. the collectione is amazing, i love Wild orchid

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  7. Hi: I think, "Pretty in Platinum, would be a great color for a wedding, for bride maids in a bridal party. Or if you wearing a total white outfit, looks gorgeous on you. I am totally amazed at "Wild Orchid, " and how blue it looks in the shade and gray in then sun. Other than that both collections look gorgeous and amazing!

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  9. the pixie dust is such a pretty color! it's definitely my fav :)

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  10. I like Wild Orchid! Do you know if Soft as Cashmere is a dupe of Essie Chinchilly? They look very similar.

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  11. Thank you for swatching this collection, I believe you're the first to do it. I saw the collection on H2T website, but wasn't sure whether it was worth considering. I loved your blog, very nice pictures, impartial opinion about the colors, and very clear input. I will follow your reco's and order the following colors, they look awesome and unique: Wild Orchid, Soft as Cashmere, Nothing But Truffle, Red Velvet, Snakeskin, plus Covered in Diamonds.

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  12. Soft as cashmere is interesting, but I can't tell if I'd like it on my skin tone.

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  13. Soooo love Wild Orchid! Pretty in Platinum would be unique in my collection...it may have an occasional place in my life. :) Thanks for the swatches!

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  14. I like Soft As Cashmere. Very pretty on you. Thanks for the comparisons. This will save me money. I might not have to buy every polish of this collection.

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  15. Your nails are so sparkly and shiny!! I love these greys/taupes that are in this - they feel so fall to me. Refreshing!! Thanks for the excellent (as always!) swatches, Mary. :)

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  16. Woooooooow so pretty Wild Orchild, very pretty on you Mary. I like Positively Posh too, very nice and elegant.

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  17. Girl You Really Rock!!!!!!

    Thanks for all of these comparisons!

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