Enchanted/Muse is one of the most 'together', yet not too 'theme-y', collections I've ever seen. I've already seen them used in some nail art because these shades just scream to be used together.
Last Chance is the one that caught my eye first, even though I already had it.
I'd *love* to see this on a redhead...it looks so good on a "secret ginger" like me! It's a deep hunter green that just glows in a way that few creams can manage. I can understand why this was part of Sinful Colors' xmas collection last year....and why they brought it back! This is unquestionably my favorite of this collection.
...and in case you're worried about it looking black in lower light, here it is under office florescent lighting for reassurance.
In The Mist is a medium dusty jade. It's similar to Leap Flog, a major Sinful Colors favorite for a lot of people. There's a comparison toward the bottom.
Mesmerize is a dark, dusty indigo. My camera just doesn't understand shades like this.
It's really a bit dustier and less blue, but this is close...and it's a dupe for something pricier! More on that further down.
Smokin is a medium gray that, for me anyway, managed to be really wearable. Grays can be tough, but it's just cool enough to be flattering.
Muse is somewhere between a deep taupe and smoky purple.
Rain Storm is the other repromoted shade. I really don't know how I managed to own this for a few months and not wear it. It's a medium blue just grayed out enough to fit in with the other shades, but still fairly bright. It's another that my camera doesn't 'get'.
...that's not quite it, but it's not *that* far off. It's grayer than this in person.
The seven shades I bought all have pretty much the same formula, so Inkwell might too. It took some getting used to, but I found that if I did one thick coat, that was all I needed. Some bubbling and flooding, but nothing really horrible. Just go thick, with minimal strokes, and they're actually kinda impressive!
On to the comparisons! None of these are completely unique, because that's very rare for creams, but they're different enough that I only found one very close dupe in my collection of 450-ish polishes.
In The Mist is so close to Leap Flog that when I first saw the display I thought it *was* Leap Flog. Side-by-side they're different enough, but they're still very close cousins.
|I-In The Mist, M-Leap Flog, R-In The Mist, P-Leap Flog|
As much as I love Mesmerize, it felt so familiar. I thought either OPI Road House Blues or Essie No More Film.
|I-Mesmerize, M-Road House Blues, R-Mesmerize, P-No More Film|
So...recommendations? These are easily the most interesting bargain creams I've ever tried. They're very on-trend for Fall. There's a great dupe for the much pricier No More Film. They play nice together in nail art. Really...it's great and I can't think of one I wouldn't recommend. Aside from Inkwell, of course....which might not actually be black, but no one seems to be swatching it so I may never know. At $2 each, I'd say get them all!