Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New Venique Nail Lacquer Swatches For Spring 2012


Venique has released their new full line of nail lacquers just as promised. There are 78 new shades in the line to choose from. As any good beauty blogger would do, I picked up a random dozen for sampling, as well as the top coat and base coat for full evaluation. More news on those in the future as I apply them for a manicure. This week, I'm swatching to show you different things but I'll be applying a full mani soon.

Here's the display I stumbled across:
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And from another angle:
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Knowing I couldn't purchase every color made it difficult to decide what to go with first. There were no swatch spoons available so I didn't know if I was choosing sheers, top coats, or full bodied colors. I was very pleased when I swatched my choices, which ended up a lot better than anticipated.

This first five I'm going to show you are 5 Inches of Seduction, G-aloshing in the Rain, Tangerine Flip Flop, Pointe to Ballet, and V-Cut Pattern.
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I LOVE these colors!! 5 Inches of Seduction is a perfect fucshia with tiny pink micro shimmers that glow where light hits it. G-aloshing In The Rain is a light pink with micro-shimmers. The color is as if Pointe To Ballet and V-Cut Pattern had a baby. It's a perfect mix of the two, as shown in the following picture with V-cut Pattern on the left, G-aloshing in the Rain in the middle and Pointe To Ballet on the left.

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Tangerine Flip Flop is a sparkling tangerine color with little glass flecked type of shimmers. Pointe to Ballet is a peach toned pink. I love this kind of color for a simple classy manicure. Next on the swatch wheel is V-Cut Pattern, a glass flecked shimmering baby pink with a slight blue tone. It is probably my favorite of the three pinks that I chose.

Turning to the deeper colors that I picked, I've had a difficult time picking them up correctly with my camera. The next three I'm going to show you are Slouching Slipper, Skimming In My Skimmers, and Sole Train.

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Slouching Slipper is a medium rosy brown color, with a light green shimmer in the bottle, (if you look where the flash hits the bottles, you can see the green shimmer). The shimmer doesn't show in the swatch, it just makes it nice and shiney. Skimming In My Skimmers is a nice shiny plummy milk chocolate color. I'm tempted to call it a frost but it's really not, it's just nice and shiny like most Venique nail lacquers I've tried are.

The last color in this trio is Sole Train. It is a deep chocolate color that has all kinds of chocolate shimmer in the bottle that doesn't show on my swatch wheel. It may on the nails or it may simply be to give the color a delicious shine.

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What? Did you ask about the crackle in the above photo? There's a new brand of Crackle, (applied over Venique), at Dollar Zone here in Anchorage and I'll be covering that later this week.

The last group I have to show you were the most difficult to photograph of any of the ones I chose. They are, from left to right, Deviant Little Sneaker, Biker Couture, Cosmetic Phenomenon, and Whiskey Vamp.

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Deviant Little Sneaker has a plummy purply base and is chock full of multiple colors of micro-glitter. It's fascinating. You name a color of glitter, and I imagine you'll be right because I see so many colors in it, it must be every color of the rainbow. Below, it is pictured next to Biker Couture.

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Biker Couture is a deep purpled grey, darker on a swatch than it shows in the bottle. Cosmetic Phenomenon is a medium depth dusty purple. Whiskey Vamp is a dusty greyed khaki-taupe color of medium to deep depth. Biker Couture, Cosmetic Phenomenon and Whiskey Vamp are all limited edition but the others in this blog post are regular stock offerings.

So that's what we have for show and tell today, kids. I am not sure which color I am going to wear for a mani yet, as I'm still swatching this week and I'm sure I'll change my mind a hundred times before I actually sit down to do it. If you check Venique's Facebook page, they have some swatch lists posted. I've checked them out and I see some others that I'd like to purchase as well. This is an exciting time to have fingernails!!!

6 comments:

  1. Well hello, why have I not heard of Vernique before this?? Favorite: 5 Inches of Seduction...fuchsia is my nail polish weakness! I also love Biker Couture, Cosmetic Phenomenon, and Whiskey Vamp!

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    1. Hi Tina! Venique is a brand new line made with Sil-Tek fibers that allow the polish to bend with the nail and also give the colors an awesome finish. They came out with a color story with seven colors to introduce the line. (I reviewed those here: http://www.polarbelle.com/2011/12/introducing-venique-nail-lacquer-with.html ), and now they have their full color line, as well as the limited edition colors that you listed. They have a facebook page, it's relatively new and you can find out more there: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Venique-Nail-Lacquer/323837800965070

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  2. I'm kind of really loving those last three. Yum!

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    1. Ain't they purdy? They're really on trend right now!! and those last three are the dreaded LIMITED EDITION. aaaaaagh!

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  3. I haven't heard of Vernique either! Is it 3-free, and where do you buy them? I agree that the last three colors you show are quite fabulous.

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    1. Hi Jenn, It is indeed 3-free. I got them at the nail supply shop. Check out their facebook page for more info. They really have an amazing finish. http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Venique-Nail-Lacquer/323837800965070

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