Black Orchid Manicure – Seven Days and Counting!

My collection of 11-free Korres polishes has just grown with this artificial-nail-level glossy, deep bejewelled colour that stuns with pretty extended wear.

Adventurers, you will find a very detailed review of the Korres formula (and four colours) in a much earlier BEAUTYCALYPSE post. Here I just want to share with your my latest find and demonstrate how it’s often true that the same make-up product will wear and last differently depending on its colour.korres-new-swatchKorres polishes have the same formula that cuts out 11 different toxins but they all wear differently. Pale shades tend to chip earlier; and the wear gets better the more shimmer they have.

I’ve picked ’29 Violet Blue’ at the KaDeWe because I was looking for a new dark and shimmery, subtly berry-tinged shade. Something dramatic. ‘Violet Blue’ is dramatic at its best: the coverage is intense. The glossy finish is insane. The wear is killing me (seriously, I wish it had chipped, I want to wear something different but am too curious to see when it will start to disappear).

But behold 🙂

Korres-11-free-Nail-Polish-Ultra-Violet-Swatch-on-paperKorres-11-free-Nail-Polish-Ultra-Violet-New-ReviewKorres-11-free-Nail-Polish-Ultra-Violet-SwatchesKorres-11-free-Nail-Polish-Ultra-Violet-SwatchKorres-11-free-Nail-Polish-Ultra-Violet-Swatch-CloseUp-Shimmer-GlossFinishSo cool, right?

The pictures don’t even really show how it sometimes looks like dark chocolate at dusk and nearly black at noon; or how the underlying colour is really purple- if not red-tinged. Absolutely amazing colour.next-colour-coral-hibiscus-44-ultra-violet-29-korresSpotted the next swatch? 😉

Have a happy day, Adventurer!

 

13 responses to “Black Orchid Manicure – Seven Days and Counting!

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    • It is TOTALLY impressive. I am now wearing the coral/hot pink shade and it’s nothing as long-lasting. Good, but not as good. / Review soon, and you’ll love the colour, too, I believe 😉

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    • Thank you 🙂 I found that the brighter, pastel shades are not as lasting as the dark ones. It really depends on the exact formula of each colour. You can pick any of mine if you want to try! (I have the 5 colours reviewed + two metallic REDS I haven’t reviewed since they were limited; you can spot one of them in the post “Is Korres a green brand?”)

    • Merci 🙂 I appreciate long-wear products. Less fuss, n’est-ce pas?

    • Right? It lasted for 7.5 days, day 8 it has started to chip off on my index fingers that I usually poke at things 😀 So no wonders. I found it also easy to fix, but took ot off now to try the next one, a bright orange colour!

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