Sunday, 18 January 2015

Models Own Colour Chrome Collection Swatches and Review *Updated - Whole Collection*

Models Own Colour Chrome Collection Swatches and Review

Models Own have done it again!  This time they have released what is possibly my favourite collection to date - and that's saying something when I have waxed lyrical about all the Hypergel polishes.  On Friday they announced the Colour Chrome Collection* - ten metallic foil effect nail polishes.  I've been waiting for some metallic polishes from Models Own for a while, so it is exciting that they have now delivered them!  The formula is consistent across all the polishes (the five I was sent to review anyway) and it paints on really smoothly and isn't streaky.  They suggest that you buff your nails first and don't use a base coat or top coat (which is standard for foil/metallic polishes) and use 2-3 coats to 'help increase durability'.  

Just look how stunning the bottles alone are:

Models Own Colour Chrome Collection Swatches and Review
 Olive, Indigo, Mauve, Rose and Cerise

You're here for the swatches, so without further ado...

Olive

Models Own Colour Chrome Collection Olive SwatchModels Own Colour Chrome Collection Olive Swatch

Olive* is, unsurprisingly, a very pale olive green.  I'm not a green-wearer usually so I thought this would be my least favourite of the five - but I was really pleasantly surprised by how subtle and wearable the green is.  

Cerise

Models Own Colour Chrome Collection Cerise SwatchModels Own Colour Chrome Collection Cerise Swatch

Cerise* is a dark pink - and I was really impressed by how pigmented the colour is in this polish.  Often with metallic polishes I've found that the colour pay off isn't particularly good - but that is definitely not the case with Cerise!

Mauve

Models Own Colour Chrome Collection Mauve SwatchModels Own Colour Chrome Collection Mauve Swatch

Mauve* is the purple polish of the collection.  I do love a purple polish and this is no exception.  Mauve is a good name for it - it's purple with a hint of grey which makes it a sophisticated shade of purple.  Absolutely one of my favourites!

Indigo

Models Own Colour Chrome Collection Indigo SwatchModels Own Colour Chrome Collection Indigo Swatch

Indigo* is a grey blue polish.  As much as blue is my favourite colour, I actually don't wear it on my nails that much because I feel it's a bit unnatural (says the girl who often has three or four different colours on her nails at the same time...?!) - but what I like about this one is that it's understated in colour - but the foil finish it has really makes it look like liquid metal.  One of my favourites.

Rose

Models Own Colour Chrome Collection Rose SwatchModels Own Colour Chrome Collection Rose Swatch

Rose* is a dusky pink rose gold polish.  I saved my favourite to last - I'm a huge fan of rose gold at the moment (who isn't? It seems to be everywhere) so it's a very welcome addition to my collection.  It's not so pink that it's super girly, but I love that it's so delicate.

*Update - I bought the other 5 in the collection in the Models Own 50% off sale... so here are the swatches!*

Silver

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Gold

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Pink

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Blue

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Green

Models Own Colour Chrome Collection Green SwatchModels Own Colour Chrome Collection Green Swatch

Any good for stamping?  I know quite a lot of people are interested to know whether they stamp well, so I had a quick go yesterday and you can see the results here on Instagram.  In short - they work brilliantly well for stamping.  (As a side note I did find that some of the stamping patterns rubbed off over the course of the evening - I'm not sure it was because I used Seche Vite over my black base coat before I stamped or not - but it might be worth trying a top coat over the top to stop it rubbing off).

Overall verdict?  These are absolutely sublime - from the formula, through the colour, to the flawless finish (and the fact they are so great for stamping).  I will definitely be grabbing the rest of the ten when they come out later this month.  One thing perhaps it would be wise to note is that metallic polishes as a general rule are not known for their hard-wearing qualities - hence why 2-3 coats of these are suggested - I wore Indigo yesterday and by the end of the evening there were a few signs of wear at the tips.  That said, I adore them and in all honesty they're probably a night-out polish rather than a polish that you'll want to last you all through the working week.

Availability?  From www.modelsownit.com from 29th January (incidentally the day the Models Own 50% off sale starts - there will be a limited number of the Colour Chromes available, so be quick!).  They'll be available from Models Own Bottleshops on 31st January and Superdrug stores nationwide on 11th February.  Colour Chromes are £4.99 each.

*PR sample

12 comments:

  1. I love Rose, Indigo and Mauve! Beautiful swatches :)

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  2. Love love love these :) the rose one is my fave too x

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  3. I reacted a bit like we do to fireworks, ooh for the first colour, ahh for the next. Probably a good job I was alone when I read your post!

    Lovely way to start my Sunday morning - thank you so much. I loved the post :-)

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  4. Ooh Rose has definitely caught my eye! I love the look of a rose gold shade Essie released in the past that I don't think you can get any more, so I've been looking for a reasonably priced alternative. I'm considering trying to grab a few of these in their sale launching at the end of the month, if the site doesn't crash with people trying to buy them/they set a minimum spend again x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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    1. Possibly Essie Penny Lane? I have that one - it's a bit more coppery though. I think MO are doing a minimum order of 5 polishes to qualify for 50% off xx

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    2. Yes I think that was the one. 5 isn't too bad, I'll have to see how many spare pennies I have when the sale finally gets here :) xx

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  5. Rose is gorgeous! Can't wait to get my hands on these :)

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  6. Oh no, I think I have fallen for these hard... damn your gorgeous swatches!

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  7. Gorgeous, lovely, I WANT THEM!!! Great swatches, thanks for sharing x

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  8. I love that you got the other five polishes in the collection from me :D I really love the Rose shade, I'll definitely be picking that up in the sale but they're all gorgeous, I'm surprised by the pigmentation in Cerise as well, looks fabulous :D

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  9. Gosh they're STUNNING <3

    And the bottles, too!

    The comment about stamping pushed me over the edge - gotta have them ; )

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