Monday, November 21, 2011

Mattese Elite Seductive Winter Wonderland Swatches and Review

Good afternoon my fellow lacquered lovers!  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  To kick off a Monday, I'm going to show you guys an awesome new collection by the fabulous Mattese Elite! 

Seductive Winter Wonderland was released last week and as some of you may remember, I already swatched one color from the collection that was a holo!  So today, I have the full collection to show you all!  There are 6 polishes in this collection so there are a lot of pictures to come!  Now, without further ado, on to the polish!

 Above:  2 coats of Uninhibited
Above:  Macro shot of Uninhibited

According to Ricky's, Uninhibited is "an icy opalescent pearl."  I'd say that pretty much sums it up!  I was very excited that this polish wasn't nearly as sheer as I thought!  What you see above is 2 coats and there is hardly any visible nail line.  There is also a tiny flash of blue in the white which makes it really pretty and I'm guessing it will be a great layering polish!

 Above:  2 coats of Temptation
Above:  macro shot of Temptation

According to Ricky's, Temptation is " a chilly blue, softened by an aqua sheen."  I personally think this leans a bit towards teal, but it's just semantics because this polish is gorgeous!  I love the shimmer in it and how deeply pigmented the color is.  This was so pigmented that it was almost opaque in 1 coat but I threw on a second for good measure.  If you're looking for a gorgeous jewel toned blue, this is your polish!

 Above:  2 coats of Intoxicating
Above:  Blurry Macro shot of Intoxicating

According to Ricky's, Intoxicating is "a deep plum augmented with more subtle pink and blue shimmer."  What they don't tell you is that it looks like a glass fleck!  I love glass flecks!  I included the blurry macro shot because I think it looks pretty cool.  This color is like Barbie on steroids!  Hot pink with bright pink and blue flecks?  Really a fun color for the holiday season and perfectly opaque in 2 coats.

 Above:  2 coats of Seduction
Above:  Macro shot of Seduction

According to Ricky's, Seduction is "a lavender-based explosion of iridescent sparkle."  Yep I'd say that's pretty spot on!  Seduction is packed with a light purple, almost silverish micro glitter that's also packed with holographic glitter!  It's a holographic explosion!  This might be my favorite shade in the bunch!  It's so unique and sparkly!

 Above:  2 coats of Passion
Above:  Macro shot of Passion

According to Ricky's, Passion is "pink, purple and silver glitter collide in this romantic outburst."  The dominant color in this polish is definitely the pink, which is kind of a dusty pink which is interesting, but the purple and silver really pop out in the sun or with a flash!  In the bottle I was expecting it to just be pink so I was really excited to put it on the nail and see how many colors were in it!  This was mostly opaque in two coats which was great for a glitter!

 Above:  2 coats of Mysterious
Above:  Macro shot of Mysterious

According to Ricky's, Mysterious is "blue meets green in this polychromatic glitzfest."  I kind of love that description!  I already reviewed this last week so just look at the pretty pictures!

All in all I think this is a great collection.  Mattese Elite is really stepping up and becoming a player in the nail polish world and I'm so excited for them!  Mattese Elite polishes retail for $5.99 each and can be found either at Ricky's stores or at their website.

What did you think of this collection?  Any must haves?  Any dupes?

Note:  Some of these products were sent to me for review.  Please see my disclosure policy above for more information.


  1. My only negative thought is holy cow uninhibited should never be a white! Clearly they don't know what the words means at Mattese lol! I love Intoxicating! LOVE it!!! I'm also super drawn to Mysterious and Passion!

  2. Those glitters are awesome! I wonder how they compare to the CC Beyond the Mistletoe set.

  3. Pretty!!! great collection & pics

  4. Yeah it looks like Mysterious and Seduction are dupes to CC/FF colors.

  5. Loving Seduction and Mysterious. Thanks for the swatches!

  6. All these look very pretty! Great post!

  7. I've heard that Seduction and Sugarplum Fairy are dupes. It almost looks like Mysterious and Beyond the Mistletoe could be dupes too, but I don't have either of them yet so I can't be sure.

  8. That aside, I've loving Intoxicating! Looks like you did a good job of capturing the blue flecks in your photos.

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