Nailwear Pro: Avon Gets Their Color Game On
|Product: Avon Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel, .5 oz|
|Price: $2.99 - $5.00|
|Buy it: Avon, Avon Rep|
|Big 3 Free: Yes!|
Avon has been on my polish radar ever since I discovered the Nailwear Pro line last year. The smooth, nearly perfect consistency with a price tag anyone can afford totally won me over. And I'm glad to see fun and exciting colors like greens and pastels added this season.
Let's begin with the Spring greens, Jade and Olive Green.
Jade falls in the darker end of the mint green family, closer to OPI's DR1968 but with more depth. It's a true green based mint creme that's much more enjoyable than a pastel. It's rich and full of color and from what I've seen, appeals to most skin tones.
To add a little more spunk to Jade, try topping with Martha Stewart's iridescent glitter or any craft glitter.
As soon as Olive Green arrived at my door step, I knew it was a close dupe to Rescue Beauty Lounge's Orbis Non Sufficit. It's such an unique and rare shade, it can't be mistaken. And the best news yet, it's a fabulous one coater! Go Avon!
Urban Grey - is a soft, pale gray that leans towards a white with subtle hidden shimmer. It applies semi sheer like OPI's Moon over Mumbai with a bit more coverage possibly; all in all both colors are very similar.
Luxe Lavender - is a candy coated purple creme. It's a medium grade lavender that bypasses the pastel label to a buttery perfection in terms of application.
Vintage Blue - is a pale baby blue pastel with a high concentrate of white in the base color. It takes the first prize award for lightest blue pastel in my collection beating out Color Club's Take Me To Your Chateau.
When it comes to pastels, I tend to be more forgiving because application issues are usually right around the corner. Vintage Blue wasn't too bad; a little streaking here and there, but evened out nicely after my last coat.
Final Thoughts: Two thumbs up! I'm thrilled to see stylish and updated colors added to the Nailwear Pro line. Avon's Big 3 Free formula provides medium to thick, smooth coverage with a manageable, easy to control application brush. Get more bang for your buck! Off the top of my head, at least $25 in savings compared to higher end brands.
Check out a preview below of Avon's Fall 2010 colors.
What do you think of Avon's Spring and Summer shades? Have you tried the Nailwear Pro formula?
Posted by Steph at 11:41:am
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April said on Jul 29th, 2010 7:34 am
Thx for doing these swatches! I ordered Jade, Olive Green, Vintage Blue, and also Lagoon. Looking forward to trying them since they're inexpensive but still look good.
aaminahs mom said on Jul 29th, 2010 10:00 am
i have olive green and jade. guess im gonna have to get luxe lavender thats a keeper.
Jen said on Jul 29th, 2010 12:30 pm
I was so excited to see your review on these! I ordered Jade, Olive Green, and Urban Grey last week, so they should arrive any day now. Thank you for the review, you have great timing!
Sandy said on Jul 29th, 2010 2:33 pm
I have Jade and Olive Green and I really do like them! Great swatches and review! Thanks for the Fall tease!
Steph said on Aug 2nd, 2010 4:48 am
Awww, that makes me feel good!! Avon's Nocturnal is also a really great shade, I believe it's discontinued but shouldn't be too hard to acquire. If you're into OPI You Don't Know Jacques type colors, you'll love it :)
Diana said on Jul 31st, 2010 6:07 pm
Love Avon's Nailwear Pro line - great coverage and with about 2-3 OPI topcoats, it last a very long time. Tweed is my fav color but I cannot wait to try the new ones for fall. At the prices for Avon, you can try 2-3 shades even if only one is a keeper!!
Lily said on Aug 1st, 2010 5:30 am
Would you consider Avon's 'Jade' to be a dupe for MAC's 'Peppermint Patti'?
farah said on Aug 2nd, 2010 5:04 pm
I'm tempted to get the Olive Green... but is it highly similar to OPI's Jade is the New Black? Can you tell me how it compares?
Steph said on Aug 2nd, 2010 5:21 pm
OPI's JITNB is in the same family as Olive Green, but it certainly has a stonewashed or faded out appeal if that makes any sense. It's along the lines of Rescue Beauty Lounge Orbis Non Sufficit :)
Vicky said on Aug 2nd, 2010 6:36 pm
I've been wanting to buy those for a while, but I've must admit I am very suspicious of very cheap things and I hate wasting my money, even if a couple of dollars. It is nice to read good reviews on that, I'll try it now.