Taupe It Off is a cool-toned light brown taupe with silver shimmer and a matte finish.
I was hoping that Taupe It Off would be a little lighter than it turned out to be. I like it, but I'm not entirely comfortable calling it work-friendly. Partly because it's a bit darker than I usually like to go and also because it pulls very slightly green on me. I like it, but I feel like it stands out too much for the rules where I work. This is two coats and it applied easily without the glopping of some matte polishes. I wore it to work and it chipped within less than a day. Boo. Still, this isn't that unusual for mattes and you can often extend their wear by applying a layer of top coat before the final coat of polish.
When it's glossy it reminds me of Orly Nite Owl, though it's darker and with a different undertone and the shimmer isn't as dense.
Black Cherry is a deep red matte cream.
I love this! I'm not always a big fan of matte creams, but this...this is beautiful. I had to use three coats, since it's a bit on the sheer side, but I don't even mind. It's got that slight hint of the depth you get when you mattify jellies and that keeps it from feeling too flat or dull. I does cause the usual cleanup hassles that pretty much all deep reds do, but again...I don't even mind.
I used Black Cherry as the base for tomorrow's stamping and I apparently forgot to take a photo of it glossed up without any stamping. Ooooops! Hopefully you'll like tomorrow's post enough to forgive me.
The rest are reruns. Click the shade names to read my previous reviews and see more swatches.
Get It On is a matte berry cream.
Cold Leather is a navy blue matte cream.
Red Eye is a vibrant pink foil.
Blue Steel is a smoky blue foil.
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Gold Medal is a frosty metallic gold.
Bottom line: Steer clear of Gold Medal. I have a hunch that it might stamp well, but it's just not good on its own. I'd recommend the rest, with the caveat that Get It On is along the lines of a lot of the other berry pinks Sinful Colors often releases.
Did you catch the part where I said I was doing a Valentine's theme week? Weird, right? I don't know what's gotten into me!