Monday, September 14, 2020

CND | Fall 2020 Autumn Addict Collection: Review and Swatches

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CND | Fall 2020 Autumn Addict Collection: Review and Swatches
"Inspired by autumn's most succulent flavors and luscious foliage", the CND Fall 2020 Autumn Addict Collection offers six curated shades that embody the chicest season of the year. Available in both the CND Vinylux and Shellac formulation, the collection is available now! I've got reviews and swatches of six shades to share with you today. To read on, click......

Gala Girl:
This is a classic soft beige nude. As is the case with most of the other shades, the formulation is smooth and nicely pigmented; however, the polish requires three coats to achieve an opaque coverage, mostly because it dries very "flat", highlighting textural imperfections on the nails. Therefore, I recommend using a base coat or ridge filler with this collection.
CND | Fall 2020 Autumn Addict Collection | Gala Girl: Review and Swatches
CND Fall 2020 | Gala Girl | Three Coats with No Top Coat
Sweet Cider:
A soft nude brown, Sweet Cider has a smooth and creamy consistency. The color is a bit more pigmented than Gala Girl. Although you can get away with two coats, I used three to ensure a completely even coverage.
CND | Fall 2020 Autumn Addict Collection | Sweet Cider: Review and Swatches
CND Fall 2020 | Sweet Cider | Three Coats with No Top Coat
Fuji Love:
A gorgeous smoky mauve, Fuji Love is nicely pigmented and smooth. You can probably get away with two coats but similar to the others, the finish really hugs the ridges on the nails so I used three coats to ensure a smooth and opaque coverage.
CND | Fall 2020 Autumn Addict Collection | Fuji Love: Review and Swatches
CND Fall 2020 | Fuji Love | Three Coats with No Top Coat
Pacific Rose:
A soft baby pink, Pacific Rose is probably the least inspiring shade from this collection. The formulation is decently pigmented but still required three coats for an even and opaque coverage.
CND | Fall 2020 Autumn Addict Collection | Pacific Rose: Review and Swatches
CND Fall 2020 | Pacific Rose | Three Coats with No Top Coat
Crisp Green:
I have a soft spot for green polishes and Crisp Green is just the right shade of bright apple green. The formulation is definitely sheerer than some of the previous shades but the consistency is still very smooth and easy to work with. I used three coats to achieve a nice and opaque coverage.
CND | Fall 2020 Autumn Addict Collection | Crisp Green: Review and Swatches
CND Fall 2020 | Crisp Green | Three Coats with No Top Coat
Cherry Apple:
No fall collection is complete without your classic oxblood red. Cherry Apple is creamy smooth but sheer. I used three coats for the swatches below. Compared to other oxblood red polishes I've tried in the past, this may just be my favorite as it has the perfect touch of vamp so it's not too dark as to lose the red!
CND | Fall 2020 Autumn Addict Collection | Cherry Apple: Review and Swatches
CND Fall 2020 | Cherry Apple | Three Coats with No Top Coat
Overall, this is a wonderful collection with some really flattering shades. The formulation is definitely interesting because although most of these colors are quite pigmented, the coverage is not great as the finish really highlights textural imperfections. Therefore, this is definitely a collection that requires a good base coat that provides a smooth foundation for application.

Availability:
CND is available at salons nationwide, Shoppers Drug Mart, Chatters, and Amazon. Visit CND online for more info.
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