Thursday, November 7, 2013

Julep "Dianna", "Lucy", "Otte" & "Ingrid": Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: These products were purchased by me.
Hi guys! I have a bunch of Julep swatches sitting in my files so I thought I'd finally do a swatch and review spam. To see the individual reviews, click......

Dianna is described as a mint green cream but I say this is definitely more of a robin's egg or tiffany blue. The formula of this was quite awful. Thick and gloomy, incredibly frustrating to work with. The swatch below was of the polish after I thinned it out with quite a few drops of Poshe Polish Reviver. Also, this polish stained.
Lucy is a vey dark vampy blood red. The formula is more sheer than creamy, I used two coats for the photo below, but as you can see, my middle finger still looked a bit patchy. This polish stained too so a base coat is a must. However, I do think it is a nice color, so I do recommend it for those that are looking for a dark oxblood shade.
Otte is described as camel neutral creme but in reality, it is a very very sheer nude. In the photo below, I used three coats. It isn't much of a nail art color because how sheer it is. But if you like that barely there neutral polished look, then Otte is the girl for you.
Ingrid is a real beauty. It is a burnt orange creme (the polish looks more orange than the picture below, see first collage image). The formula is opaque and fast drying, almost a one coater. I definitely recommend this one!
Whew there we go, finally finished these long over due reviews. Overall, Julep polishes are hit or miss, I usually look for reviews online before making a purchase. Do you own any of these shades? How do you like them?