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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