Transdesign: Color Club
I received a package from a Transdesign spree recently and made my first Color Club nail polishes purchase. I had only bought 3 colours to try out since this is my first time using Color Club and I had to “test” the waters.
The three that I got included: (L-R) High Society, Positively Posh, Wild Orchid
This is a very creamy mushroom color with dominant lilac undertones against my skin.
High Society is released as part of the Color Club Rebel Debutante collection in Spring 2010. In terms of application, this is the best out of the three and is my favourite neutral nail polish up till date.The first coat went on runny but pigmented and the second coat perfected the manicure. Application was even, smooth and there were no pooling or streaking whatsoever which was so common with cremes. This colour is indeed unique yet understated.
Wild Orchid is a blue-toned gray with very fine shimmer that is too subtle to be noticed on the nails unless in direct sunlight. The shimmers add an interesting dimension to the nail polish without being too in-your-face.
I love it so much I wore it on both my tips and nails on that very day.
Wild Orchid was released in Fall 2010 in the Color Club Untamed Luxury collection. The colour appears like a darker grey indoors without that bluish undertone. It actually matched my grey denims perfectly 😉
Application-wise, the formula was great. This went on smooth but (very) slightly streaky on first coat. 2 coats was sufficient to achieve total opacity like High Society but this has a tendency to pool if you are not careful. Another winner from Color Club!
This is a dark mushroom taupe creme that reminds me of delicious milk chocolate. No shimmers but beautiful nonetheless.
Positively Posh was also released in Fall 2010 in the Color Club Untamed Luxury collection. This color looks very close to a milk chocolate block in real life.
This has the runniest formula out of all three and was very sheer even on second coat. You can tell from the swatches that I had some problems with the application for this one as I had to use 2 thin coats and one thick coat to achieve full opacity. This also has a tendency to streak and pool so it is important to apply each coat after the previous one had dried to the touch so as not to cause dragging. Nonetheless, the formula is not that hard to work with at all.
I love all these 3 polishes equally and I am definitely impressed with the formula and consistency of Color Club polishes. I remember reading somewhere that Color Club brushes are hard to work with but I think they are perfect. OPI’s Pro-Wide brush is my favourite but more often than not, they are too wide for my nail beds. Color Club brushes are slightly slimmer yet not uncomfortable to use.
This is a worthwhile purchase indeed, I’m definitely looking forward to ordering more Color Club polishes!