Wednesday, November 20, 2013

LCN Charade Collection for Fall 2013

I'm a huge fan of anything Old Hollywood so I was super psyched for LCN's trend set for Fall 2013 inspired by four of classic cinematic divas.  But did I like the polishes?  Inquiring minds should scroll down to find out...

A show-stopping deep orange
So my photo makes this look waaaay more red than it is in real life.  A tomato-y orange creme, I wasn't totally sold on Marilyn.  Nothing special here but I can see the twist on the classic in this color.  Application, however, was flawless.  But then again, all LCN application is flawless so I didn't expect anything else.

A powerful and dramatic plum
Plum?  Huh?  This is one of those not-quite-red-not-quite-brown shades that hate my skin tone.  On top of that, I'm not a fan of the dusty quality to this shade.  If you can't pick a color family, at least pick a side of the greyscale.  Another blah Charade shade.

A timeless yellow-gold
Do you need me to even tell you how I feel about Rita?  A murky, dirty yellow, I can't help thinking this looks like "dirty" snow.  Again, perfect application, but wow, this is horrible.  How does this represent a timeless classic??

A mysterious jade
I had such high hopes for Audrey!  In the bottle, this looked like a rich hunter green swimming with golden glass flecked shimmer.  On the nail, this was a major whomp whomp moment.  Mossy and dull, the shimmer completely disappeared in the green base.  And if nothing else, who associates this color with Ms. Hepburn?  I think not!

Okay, so I wasn't so subtle in my unabashed dislike of the Charade Collection.  LCN could've really outdone itself with classic, pigmented shades reminiscent of that cinematic era but instead chose to go with a color scheme that looks like dead leaves threw up on themselves.  Perhaps that's a bit dramatic, but I really, really, really did not like anything about this collection beside the application.  Now that I can rave about all day.

The LCN Charade Collection is available now at LCN Boutique retails for $24.90 USD for the box set or $7.50 USD each.


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  1. These are definitely perfect for fall! I love all four, they are gorgeous!!!

  2. Lol, it's so funny how people are so different in the colors they're attracted to!

  3. I think all 4 are yuck, but they look like they have a great formula and apply really well! Marilyn might be good for Halloween? Rita is

  4. Tomato red is a classic, I think you'd look great in it!

  5. I think if they'd just branded these shades differently I'd like them sooo much better. They'd totally work if you're trying to do an "autumn harvest" collection, but I have no idea how they're supposed to relate to the women they're named for.