Hello Loves! If you follow industry trends, you likely know that nude is in big time for fall. Pink Gellac is right on target with their newest collection Undcovered1 which consists of 5 nudes. I have to confess, this was a difficult collection for me to swatch. Nudes are funny in that not all nudes look great on all skin tones. As you'll see there are a few nudes in this collection that simply look horrible on me, but I promise they will be gorgeous on others. :) As always, this collection is available for purchase in the US via the Chickettes Boutique. I failed slightly on timing with this one as Andrea is currently on vacation, but orders will ship when she returns on Sept. 1st. They will also be available via Amazon at that time. Enough about that, let's get to the swatches!
I'm going to start with the swatches that I feel are not a good match for my skin tone and end with my favorites. First up is Elegant Taupe. This deep Taupe cream appears to have purple undertones on me but is has more of a brown undertone in reality. Application was a breeze and I found it to be opaque in two coats.
The next non-match for my skin tone is a gorgeous nude called Pure Cashmere. Pure Cashmere is a taupe with lavender undertones, but there's more. This polish has an amazing pink flash that I was unable to capture accurately. The best glance at the flash is in the bottle shot. You can see the shimmer in both photos, though. Application was easy peasy and it is opaque in two coats.
Champagne is suitable for my skin tone, but my least favorite of the collection due to the frosty finish. It is a beautiful polish, but I'm just not a huge fan of frosts. This is a nude with a light pink tone. I found it best with three coats, though you can still see brush strokes and VNL even after the third thin coat.
Vintage Nude may very well be the perfect nude for me. This classic nude with pink undertones is flawless for my skin tone. While it isn't a perfect match for a mannequin hand look, I like that there is a bit of contrast between my nail and my skin. Application was smooth and I found that two coats provided just the right amount of coverage.
Finally, my favorite polish from the collection is Classic Pearl. Classic pearl is a soft, sheer nude with pink undertones and a pink/purple pearlescent flash. I think I'll call it nude with pizzazz. I swatched three coats here hoping for a more dramatic effect, but I really can't tell much difference between three and two.
I ended up wearing Classic Pearl for a few days with a little stamping. For this look, I used a soft lilac stamping polish and two images from the newest lace plate from Messy Mansion - MM56. The final result is a little spring-ish, I think. Definitely not the right season for the Southern US, but I've never been one to follow the seasons. lol
What do you think of the Pink Gellac Uncovered1 Collection? If any of these polishes grab you, you can pick them up via the Chickettes Boutique here. Speaking of nudes, are you in love with the nude trend? Or are you more like me and gravitate toward color? I'm curious to know your thoughts!
*The Pink Gellac Gel polishes featured in this post were provided by Chickettes for my honest review. The Messy Mansion MM56 plate used in this post was provided by Messy Mansion for my honest review (full review coming soon). All links within this post are courtesy links and do not benefit ManicTalons.com.