Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Avon Nail Polish Swatches and Review

Good afternoon my fellow lacquered lovers! Today I have not one, not two but SIX new polishes to review for you! Very exciting stuff over here in Lacquered Lover land. I have 6 fall colors from Avon to review for you all today.

Left to Right: Red Wine, Mink Vision, Vivid Violet, Ruby Slipper, Bare Necessity, Grey Cement

Now this was my first time ever trying Avon polishes and I have to say, I was really impressed! I was lucky that I got to try three different formulas of theirs including their matte, speed dry and nailwear pro. Now, without further ado, I give you the polishes!

Above: Red Wine - 2 coats over 1 coat Seche Base

Red Wine is one of the polishes from the Speed Dry collection and I have to say, it does dry fast! By the time I had my camera ready to take pictures (withing 2 minutes of finishing the second coat) they were almost dry! Red Wine is a deep, blood red creme. It reminds me a bit of Essie Berry Hard but is definitely lighter. Some of the pictures with the flash make it look like you can see visible nail line but the flash does that sometimes, in real life this color was fully opaque in two coats. It's really pretty if you are looking for a quick darker red, it's not quite as vampy as a lot of darker colors out there so it's nice that it has a lot of red to it!

Above: Mink Vision - 2 coats over 1 coat Seche Base

Mink Vision was the other SpeedDry color I tried from Avon. This color is a warm, chocolate brown with golden and lighter brown shimmer throughout. Mink Vision, like Red Wine, dried very quick and very shiny! I love this color for fall, it's dark but warm all at the same time! I never used to be into brown nails but this season I'm loving it!

Above: Vivid Violet - 2 coats over 1 coat Seche Base

Vivid Violet is from the Nailwear Pro line. Unfortunately, I haven't done a wear test of any of these yet but according to the website they last up to 10 days! Vivid Violet is a gorgeous blue based purple shimmer that isn't quite a duochrome but not too far off! There are tiny flashes of blue when the light hits it just right. This color was fully opaque in 2 coats and had no streaking and it's just a really pretty bright purple!

Above: Ruby Slippers - 2 coats over 1 coat Seche Base

Ruby Slippers is also from the Nailwear Pro line and is a really pretty bright red packed with tiny pink sparkles. I love that this polish has pink sparkles instead of the usual silver or gold because that means that I have no dupes amongst my many reds! The pink makes the red a lot more warm and bright. This color would be great for pedicures? As with the others, this polish was fully opaque in 2 coats.

Above: Bare Necessity - 2 coats over 1 coat Seche Base.

Bare Necessity was definitely my least favorite color. However I'm never a fan of nude type colors or the "mannequin hands" look where your nail polish blends into your skin. It kind of freaks me out! The color is just not for me but for those of you who love nudes it's very nice! Fully opaque in 2 coats, no streaks or bald spots, great application.

Above: Grey Cement - 2 coats over 1 coat Seche Base

Last but certainly not least is Grey Cement, a medium grey color that I'm obsessed with. I love anything grey and I really love anything matte, so I was super excited to try this one! I did a second coat only because I was a bit messy with the first but this color was virtually opaque in just one coat. I love the satin type finish this has instead of just flat like many mattes are. I own quite a few grey matte's now and I'm happy to report that this is not a dupe for any of them since this is lighter! I am really looking forward to wearing this color in the fall and winter and absolutely loved the formula.

All in all, I really enjoyed these polishes! I had never tried Avon polish before and I think they are pretty great! The application on all three of the lines were superb, they were all opaque in two coats and the brush was very easy to maneuver. I'd definitely recommend these polishes and they have a very wide assortment of colors!

Have you tried any Avon polishes? What are your favorite colors above?

DISCLOSURE: this product was sent to me for review. For more information on my disclosure policy, please go HERE


  1. The brown one is my favorite, not sure why, I really like the shimmer!

  2. I haven't tried any yet, but I love that grey matte! It looks great!

  3. New follower here! I have Grey Cement and I love it! It was my first matte polish.

  4. I like the gray, brown and violet.I'll definitely try the gray with it being matte. I'm really into mattes right now.

  5. you are making me like nail polish more than i did before :)

  6. Thanks ladies! Their polishes are great, I loved the formula and definitely recommend them! Plus, I'm pretty sure they are having a sale so act now!


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