Sunday, August 29, 2010

Jessica Muse Collection: Fall 2010

Jessica Cosmetics has a new collection coming out for Fall and I have swatches for you today. This collection contains 6 shades that are perfect for the season, including 2 shimmers and 4 cremes.

Jessica's MUSE collection presents mesmerizing rich tones that reflect the beauty and sophistication of Fall Fashion. Each colour individually allows you to become inspired and exert your inner MUSE!

Are you ready to exert your inner MUSE? Let's do it!

Above & Below: Intrigue, a haze of purple according to the press release, is one of my favorites from this collection. In the bottle is appears as a pale mauve creme, but once on the nail, this one reveals taupe, grey, and mauve depending on the lighting.


Below: Bittersweet is described as chocolate brown, but it has more than that going for it. This lighter cocoa shade is laced with fine gold shimmer within the brown creme adding a touch of elegance.


Below: Victorian Crush is an army green creme that is sure to please those of us with an affection toward the olive green family.


Below: Scarlet is a daring red creme with warm tones. The first photo below is a little washed out by the sunlight, and I'd say that the second photo is more true to color.


Below: Majesty Blue, a royal blue with silver shimmer is a very nice dark bright navy blue color. The shimmer is fine and seems to remain quite subtle even in the sunlight (below). It's more noticeable in brighter artificial light, as evidenced in the second photo.


Below: Crimson Reflections is a burgundy wine creme that has a near jelly finish. This shade appears as a medium berry shade in brighter lighting, and a burgundy shade in lower lighting.


Jessica's Muse Collection is a nicely done assortment of Fall shades with some fairly common shades and some shades that are a little more daring and trendy. As I've found with all Jessica polishes, these applied very well and I used two coats on them. If you haven't had the pleasure of using this brand, I highly recommend giving them a try. Their formula is superb, their color and finish range is expanding nicely, and with the pricing of many other brands increasing, these are very reasonably priced for the quality.

You can find the most current shades on the Jessica Cosmetics web site (the MUSE collection will be available within the next month), and I have purchased many of my Jessica polishes from hellogorgeous.net. They have a large inventory of shades and are priced at $4.95. A Google search will often yield a coupon code for $5.00 off and their shipping and response time is very good.

How many of you have tried Jessica brand polishes? If you have, I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts about them.

*Products featured were furnished by the manufacturer or PR firm for review.

12 comments:

  1. The shimmery blue is the only one that caught me eye. I can't seem to like cremes no matter how hard I try! I'll check this brand out. Never heard of them before.

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  2. I love the shade Intrigue. It's like a purple greyish color. :) too bad we don't have that brand in our country. :(

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  3. These have incredible high shine. Ten years ago, if you would have asked me if I like a color such as 'Intrigue' I would have laughed. But today, I can appreciate the depth of this color. It's a new color love for me.

    I think I could take the entire collection here. I used to see Jessica at Eckards when it was in business. I don't see it on the shelves anymore.

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  4. look how long your lovely nails have gotten!! wow!! I really like this collection - it feels very fall to me :) Thanks for the swatches, Mary!!

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  5. Victorian Crush looks awesome! I've never tried Jessica before.

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  6. Can't wait to get my hands on Victorian Crush. It reminds me of Illamasqua's Hectic which I couldn't afford to get from overseas. The only $5 off coupon I could find was $5 off $50 orders. Is that the one you mean?
    You can get these now on the Jessica website, http://www.jessicacosmetics.com/miva/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=Muse

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  7. Love Victorian Crush. Crimson Reflections is quite beautiful. This is a nice collection. I've got many of these sames shades already. I may just buy Victorian Crush.

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  8. Not really feeling this one. That brown is dreadful, it's got too much yellow in it and makes me think baby poop. Not a good look for my nails! At the same time I have to thank you for introducing me to Jessica line, I never heard of it until I saw your spring and summer swatches and then I was totally impressed. If I had gotten my introduction through this collection I would have thought, "NEXT! Got any Nubar or China Glaze swatches?" So if any of you other readers have only seen these ones, click on Mary's label/tag for Jessica in the left sidebar.

    And Mary, thank you also for pointing the way to Hello Gorgeous. I am on a budget so saving a few dollars while getting my polish fix is awesome!

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  9. Beautifull colors! I like the first the most.

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  11. Gorgeous green! Victorian Crush reminds me somehow to Rescue Beauty Lounge No more war, it's kind of similar. Yes, that's right it's pretty similar to Illamasqua Hectic too. I love that green ;-)

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  12. I loveeee JESSICA products!! you guys should also look into their treatments, they are a miracle to any nail!

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