Wednesday, February 17, 2016

CND Summer 2016 Flirtation Collection: Review and Swatches

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Since the release of the stunning Spring 2016 Art Vandal Collection, I've been patiently waiting for what CND has in store for Summer 2016! Inspired by a mix of feminine pastels and bold brights, the Summer 2016 Flirtation Collection includes eight brand new shades and I've got all of them right here for you to see. To check out the swatches, click.......

217 Skin Tease:
This is a soft beige cream with a nice formulation. The color isn't too sheer but I had to use three coats for a really nice and even coverage.
217 Skin Tease, three coats with no top coat. 
215 Pink Pursuit:
A lovely subdued peach pink, Pink Pursuit has a decent formulation. The pigmentation is fairly rich for a color like this but I still needed three coats on a few nails for an opaque coverage.
215 Pink Pursuit, two to three coats with no top coat.
21 Be Demure:
This is a pale baby pink; the formulation is buttery, self-leveling but sheer, I used three coats for the swatches below.
214 Be Demure, three coats with no top coat.
216 Lavender Lace:
One of the only non-creams from the collection, Lavender Lace is a very pretty pastel lavender packed with micro silver shimmers. The polish is a bit thick but the coverage is great! I used two coats with no top coat.
216 Lavender Lace, two coats with no top coat.
218 Honey Darlin':
This is a pale baby yellow cream. The creamy and smooth formulation is actually not too sheer, two coats were okay for a few nails but I used three just to ensure an opaque and full coverage.
218 Honey Darlin', two to three coats with no top coat.
163 Desert Poppy:
A bright and fresh coral with subtle silver micro-shimmers, Desert Poppy is surprisingly sheer. Even with three coats it felt like the coverage wasn't completely smooth and opaque. Depending on your browser (Chrome is saturating my pictures for whatever reason), my swatches may show up a bit more intense than how it actually appears in person. The color is bright but not neon.
163 Desert Poppy, three coats with no top coat.
220 Aqua-Intance:
This is a really nice light-medium blue cream, again for whatever reason, my swatches look slightly bolder in my Chrome browser than the polish actually photographed (and swatched). The formulation is fantastic, I used two coats and the coverage was opaque and smooth.
220 Aqua-Instance, two coats with no top coat.
221 Date Night:
A medium cream blue, Date Night is definitely the best out of the collection. The formulation is super rich and pigmented, I almost got away with one coat but I used two just in case.
221 Date Night, two coats with no top coat.
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