I'm such a fan of Wonder Beauty Products and its creator Jen, who reinvents her brand seasonally and never ceases to shock me with her newest collections. For spring, The Gaslighted Collection blew me away in its soft ethereality juxtaposed with the asylum-referencing polish names. Kind of like a fairy was caught on a 72 hour psych hold. But in a good way.
Here are the heavily shimmered pastels for Spring 2014.
All swatches are three coats.
What's a spring collection without a lilac purple? Shrinking Violet completely brings it, ribbons of blue shimmer cooling the purple base, refracting light like nobody's business. In fact, all 5 polishes in this collection were intensely light sensitive and it was difficult to capture the accurate color without washing out my skintone or having to shop out a glare. So please take that into account while viewing the photos below.
Figmint of My Reality
Here's a prime example of how the opalescence of these pastels really just eat up light. Look at that shine! Figmint of My Reality is a pale mint with heavy blue shimmer. One of the thinner formulas, this should be applied carefully, with wait time between coats to avoid dragging and bald spots. A really subtle approach to mint for spring. _______________
Lost My Melon
Ahhh, I think I lost my melon trying to get this polish to photograph correctly! A peachy pink flushed with even pinker shimmer, the color gets completely washed out in direct sunlight. It's a shame because Lost My Melon is a lovely, feminine shade for spring and could flatter almost any skin tone. My swatch is pretty color accurate but does not do this beauty justice.
I was the most excited to try out Coming Unblued because it instantly reminded me of Cinderella (both the Disney princess and the Sinful Colors polish). With similar application issues as Figmint of My Reality, I regret not waiting a bit longing between coats to avoid the obvious balding. Nonetheless, the icy sky blue glows from mint green shimmer and reflects the light blindingly. So pretty!
Fuchsure Drive Me Insane
And here we have the belle of the ball. Fuchsure Drive Me Insane (and I might be after writing these names) was made for Spring 2014. For those who follow Pantone's color guide, pick yourself up this SuperChic Lacquer as it oozes the quintessence of Radiant Orchid. A pink-leaning plummy magenta (best I can do to describe it!), the blue shimmer just refracts the light. Again, absolutely stunning, and completely en trend!
The Gaslighted Collection is an absolute win in my book and weaves Jen's fun branding with seasonal palette seamlessly (and humorously, if you ask me). My only caveat is consequence of the heavy shimmer bases: be careful with application or you'll be left with shimmer everywhere; bring lots of elbow grease during removal time since those shimmer pieces stick like the dickens; and be prepared to have shimmer under your fingernails for days.
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