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Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Sneak Peek at Avon's Gunmetal Nail Enamel

Avon Gunmetal Nail Polish

Avon Nailwear Pro in Gunmetal

Debuting in Avon's Valentines issue, The Onyx Luster Collection. A limited edition color collection consisting of Glimmerstick Eye Liners, Tri Shadow Compact, Tri Lip Gloss, and Nailwear Pro Nail Enamels inspired by the lacquered look of black onyx.

Night Violet, a deep purple shimmer and Gunmetal, a charcoal gray shimmer are the newest members to grace the Nailwear Pro line. And today I have your first look at Gunmetal.

After seeing the campaign images, I visualized Gunmetal as a charcoal black metallic like Chanel Steel, but I was completely wrong. One thing I'm happy about, it's actually gray... NOT black nor a true metallic finish.

At first glance the shimmer looks silver, but when you get up close and personal you'll see flashes of pink and green microshimmer with a subtle metallic glow.

Check out a quick comparison below.

Avon Gunmetal Nail Poailsh Comparison

The Candidates: Chanel Steel, Maybelline Gray-T Glamour, and Icing Summer Nights. Here is a quick comparison to give you an idea where Gunmetal falls on the gray scale. It's not quite as black as Steel and not quite as light as Gray-T. Just perfect!

Avon Gunmetal with Matte Top Coat

Overall - Great Color, Perfect Application, Big 3 Formula - Gunmetal is a winner in my book!

Avon Nailwear Pro Nail Enamels retail for $5.00/ea and can be purchased at or through your local Avon Rep. The Onyx Luster Collection will launch with Campaign 3 and should be available online in mid January.

Bottle picture of Avon Gunmetal

Who else is loving Gunmetal? Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

(7) Comments

aaminahs mom said on Dec 18th, 2010 10:20 pm
uh yeah thats so pretty. Gonna keep an eye on that one. Do you like the matte- cuz i don't, and do you swap? nice post-happy holidays :)

Jen said on Dec 19th, 2010 9:35 am
I like the Avon and the Maybelline best. Must get me more greys.

Bella said on Dec 19th, 2010 10:10 am
Oooh, I'm soo impressed with Avon lately! Thanks so much for the sneak peek!

tia said on Dec 22nd, 2010 11:52 pm
Kinda reminds of color club revvvolution

karlene said on Dec 27th, 2010 6:29 pm
Hey, does anyone remember the metallic grayish silver color Milani came out with in the spring/summer 2010 on a limited edition display? Thanks

Steph said on Dec 28th, 2010 9:53 am
Hi Karlene,
It was PC Girl from the Liquid Metals Collection. Pretty much a dupe of Orly's Foil FX Shine. Here's a display picture if you wanna to take a peek:

rstar said on Jan 12th, 2011 2:54 pm
I love your reviews, they are the best of the web. I love how Avon copies on trend colors. This Gun Metal color reminds me of FingerPaints color called Meet Me at the Met. Definitely rivals Chanel Black Pearl.

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