Trying to catch up with swatching. There are some colours that are beautiful the way the are! Haha! So while I'm not featuring a whole collection, these are just what is new/recent in my stash!
Etude House GR608
Etude House GR608 didn't photograph nicely. The colour appears so neon yellow here. In person it's actually slightly muted neon yellow with a hint of green. I loved this shade in the bottle, but not so much when applied. The finish is a little jelly-ish and it's so hard to get a smooth coverage. *frustration max!*
On my nails are three coats, and you can still see the nail lines. Well, well, I guess I could still use them for sandwich? Haha! And other nail art purposes.
Etude House GR601
This colour! So much win! I love it the moment I saw it in store! I know how similar it is to Essence Let's Get Lost, but its sharper and more vibrant! Haha!
This may sound odd, greens don't seem to photograph well. In person, its a little more green. Plus, the formula for this bottle is great! Smooth application; stains though. Haha! Well, most teal colours do stain. Even the Essence Let's Get Lost gave my nails good blue stains. Hahaha! I don't mind it.
On my nails are just two thin coats! The coverage is so much better! Drying time..well, it takes a little while. To speed things up I've put on Seche Vite top coat when swatching these. My hand temperature is hot/warm, so unless I keep a bowl of icy water beside me, these are bound to bubble up.
Etude House GR605
Etude House GR605 is a milky green with a creme finish. The application is just as wonderful as Etude House GR601 but doesn't stain as bad! I love how unique the colour is!
In photos are two thin coats. Awesome coverage, no streaks. Definitely one of my favourite greens! I know of a lot nail art I would be doing using this green. Have one or a few planned up as I typed. :)
Without a doubt, this was a happy purchase! I do hope if it does finish, and when I repurchased it, that the formula stay as great and wonderful!
I have enjoyed wearing GR605 and GR601 on their own! Such eye catching and richhh colours! I realised I tend to wear colours on my nails when I go out, and thus rendering me unavailable to try colours on my nails to see if I'd like them or not before making purchase. Besides, I had expected all of these to be creme finish. GR608 was pretty much a let down.
How about you? Do you often test the colours when testers are available or buy judging the colours from the bottle or the swatches they have there?