The first of Color Club's spring offerings this year is called 'Rebel Debutante' and it's really different from what I'm used to from Color Club! Very unexpected. All cremes!
Best Dressed List. Looks like a nice fleshy light brown on me. Sort of a nude shade. Soft and flattering on my skin tone but I can see this shade working on a variety of tones.
Charity Ball. Oooh... yuck.
Gossip Column. Very nice rich medium teal. A little more on the blue side than the green side of teal, but not quite as blue as it looks in my picture.
High Society. Soft mousy grey with a little something more to it.... maybe a really subtle purple or reddish undertone? It gives the grey here a little extra richness and I can't quite place what it is.
Ms. Socialite. Medium red-toned purple creme. Love this one! Even though it's not really a bright shade, it still stands out.
Rebel Debutante. Ah, that's more like it. For a collection called 'Rebel Debutante', this seems to be the only rebellious color! It's a soft neon green. I know, that makes no sense, but picture it... A very soft, sort of light and almost pastel shade of green but with neon glow and intensity. I couldn't capture this color in pictures, it freaked out my camera.
She's Soooo Glam. A rich looking light pink. Very dense and opaque. I like the tone of this one, it looks half cute and half super 80's. I didn't quite capture the color in this picture, either. It looks better in real life.... richer... pinker. Different, another feature that I can't pinpoint.
Uptown Girl. Soft dusty mauvey lavender. We've seen a lot of colors like this in the last two years and that's a-okay with me! I personally love this type of shade.
Who Are You Wearing? A light white or dove grey with a subtle touch of lavender. Sort of like a creme version of Urban Decay's White Widow. Kinda spooky looking. Interesting. I like it, this is my second favorite of the collection for sure.
The formula was good. Standard Color Club formula, no real issues. I like that they seem to be really consistent. Maybe it's cause they're all cremes, but they all applied identically. This is two coats of all.
Overall, I'm 50/50 on this collection. I like almost all the shades (except Charity Ball, first time I've ever said yuck about a Color Club shade! Sadness) but they don't seem totally unique. But, more so, they don't seem like the Color Club I know and love! There's not much variety or innovation like I've seen in past Color Club sets. They're kinda sleepy, not lively. That's not to say I don't like this collection, because I do like the colors and the formula, it just seems... different. It doesn't seem to have that trademark Color Club spark. Color Club's other two spring collections more than make up for the lack of variety and excitement here, at least.
Neons and glitters are coming :)
(These were sent to me for review.)
Friday, February 5, 2010
Posted by Scrangie at 8:29 AM