Hello Loves. I have the full IBD Just Gel Social Lights collection to show you today. The Social Lights Collection is made up of 6 light creams and 2 glitter toppers.
You may remember that I wasn't 100% blown away with the last IBD Just Gel Collection (Haute Frosts), but I can honestly say that IBD has redeemed themselves in my opinion with the Social Lights! I didn't have any of the application or curing issues with this collection that I experienced with the Haute Frosts.
With that said, onto the swatches!
Chic to Chic is a muted, yet still somewhat bright bubblegum pink cream. Application was nice, though I did find this one needed three coats to be fully opaque.
Cashmere Cutie is a soft, purple cream. Application was nice with this one as well. Two coats were sufficient, but I swatched three as usual for consistency. Excuse the strange shadow at the top of the index nail. I have no clue what happened there. Photography blooper, I guess.
Full Blu-um is a blue cream. This one is a bit brighter than I was expecting for this collection, but I is a gorgeous shade that I will likely wear often. I do love my blues! Application was nice, but I felt this one needed three coats for full opacity as well. I should probably note that my coats are on the thin side, so if you tend to apply thicker than I do, two coats will likely suffice.
Gala-vant is a bright coral orange cream that reminds me of Gelaze Flip Flop Fantasy. Definitely a nice color for summer - especially if your skin isn't translucent like mine. ;) This one was a bit tricky to apply, as I find is common with gels of this color. The third coat was certainly needed for a streak free appearance.
Polo Can U Go is a muted lime green cream. This one applied nicely and is opaque in two coats. Again, I am showing three here for consistency. This is my least favorite of the creams in this collection - for no reason other than it doesn't work well with my skin tone. It is a gorgeous shade. Shame my skin tone doesn't agree.
Dockside Diva is a gorgeous taupe cream. This one surprised me most out of the entire collection. I wasn't expecting to like it as most taupe gels do not compliment my skin tone, but I feel I can wear this one with ease. Application was nice. It can be worn in one or two coats for a sheer look or three coats (as I have swatched it here) for an opaque finish.
Now for the glitters. Billion-heiress has a mix of fine pink glitter and holographic strips in a clear base. I'm not sure why IBD is so hung up on strip glitter lately, but I'm honestly not in love with it. I find that it is difficult to apply without all of the strips lining up. I had to do a little bit of glitter positioning. This is three coats.
Billion-heiress layered over Cashmere Cutie. Again, I had to position those strip glitters to keep them from lining up on the nail.
The final gel in the Social Lights collection is Yacht-a Yacht-a Yacht-a. This is a gorgeous, silver shimmer in a clear base with multi-colored hex glitters and multicolored strips. Of the two glitters, I like this one best because it is much more versatile. Application was tricky with this one as well. The shimmer in the base applied nicely, but I had a hard time getting the larger glitter pieces off of the brush. I ended up having to dab them on.
Do you have a favorite from this collection? I'm personally torn between Dockside Diva and Gala-vant!
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