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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Sephoras New Metallic Nail Polish: Swatches

Sephora MetallicsAlong with the glittering nail polish, Sephora introduces metallics to the brand. A colorful range of 22 new shades sure to please your appetite.

Each is packaged in a compact, signature, travel friendly bottle sized at 0.16 oz (mini size for your reference). Priced at $5 each and only available at Sephora stores.

Deborah Lippmann's, Purple Rain comes to mind when I think of a true metallic nail polish. So, just to clarify that these are shimmery metallics verses the traditional textures. Thank goodness!

The formula was perfect. Most shades only required a two coat application, which you'll see in my swatches below. And, you don't have to worry about streak lines because these are mostly shimmer based.

Check out some swatches below.

Sephora Merengue nail polish

Merengue - a purple pink berry with gold and purple shimmer. This one reminds me of a lighter version of OPI's, Queen of Web-erly.

Sephora Zouk nail polish

 Zouk - bright aqua blue with matching shimmer.

Sephora Gothik nail polish

Gothik - black grey charcoal with rainbow shimmer.

Sephora Modern nail polish

Modern - rich purple eggplant loaded with blue shimmer.

Sephora Fusion nail polish

Fusion - a muted gold bronze that's a close alternative to Covergirl's Bronzed Beauty. Sephora's is more "gold" when compared to Covergirl's "bronze" color.

Overall, if you fancy shimmer based polishes, you'll love these new ones from Sephora. Have a wonderful day!

Tags: sephora, metallic, nail polish, swatches, review

Posted by Steph at 10:57:am
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Orli said on Mar 31st, 2009 11:20 am
Zouk is really pretty!
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rijaH said on Mar 31st, 2009 11:54 am
Awwww i would give anything to have this sold in my country! Merengue is so cool :)
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BrooklynShoeBabe said on Mar 31st, 2009 12:41 pm
I love the Zouk and Fusion. I would like to raid a Sephora for a few of the new $5 polishes.
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vivaciousv said on Mar 31st, 2009 4:34 am
I'm really loving both Gothik and Fusion. I may have to head over to Sephora. :D
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Brookiebaby0506 said on Mar 31st, 2009 5:28 am
Metallics aren't usually my thing, but I saw at least three of these that I liked :) The gold sorta looks like Lippmann - Neffertiti
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Katie said on Mar 31st, 2009 5:53 am
I own Fusion!!I think it's one of the best golden polishes!!
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Lucy said on Apr 1st, 2009 12:13 pm
Love the metallics and all that shimmer! Pretty colors that I may buy a few of.
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