Color Club's Summer 2012 Take Wing collection is summery, sparkly and 100% awesome. Each polish in the collection is a combination of iridescent, flashy glass fleck shimmer and bright, vibrant color. The colors are:
Color Club Sparkle and Soar. A warm tangerine base with orange shimmer, yellow-green duochrome shimmer, and heavy gold metallic shimmer. The large, opaque bright gold pieces give this a bit of a speckled look, but also create a glimmering gilded look to the polish. The color is so bright and cheerful and the duochrome and iridescent shimmer particles are constantly shifting and sparkling, it's extremely fascinating to look at when it's on your nails, like smoldering embers. Reminds me of The Painted Nail Citrus Sparkle.
Color Club Fly With Me. A sheer, leafy green base with gold, light green and darker blue/green duochrome shimmer. Very bright and fresh with little glints of orange highlight here and there. Similar to The Painted Nail Fairy Wings.
Color Club Metamorphosis. A sheer teal base with bright metallic blue shimmer and teal/purple/pink/gold multichrome shimmer. This one has a lot of multichrome color shift visible in the bottle, but it doesn't translate onto the nail. There is some slight green/blue/purple shift, but nowhere near as dramatic as it is in the bottle. Still a very rich, sparkly and pretty color, even without the strong duochrome effect. Reminds me of a less-duochrome version of Nicole Iceberg Lotus.
Color Club Sky High. A sheer blue base with aqua, metallic silvery-blue and purple/gold duochrome shimmer. Like Metamorphosis, this has a very strong duochrome look in the bottle, but once it's on the nail, it's nearly invisible. Little glints of purple here and there, but nothing major. The finish on this one is smoother than the rest of the shades since the particles are smaller- it's somewhere in between glass fleck and foil. This is similar to Kat Von D Mad Max / The Painted Nail Electric Blue.
Color Club Wing Fling. Wing Fling is a bright and saturated magenta jelly base with pink/purple/yellow duochrome shimmer and metallic silvery-pink shimmer. This one has lots of depth to it and is very glowy from the combination of deep, saturated base color and lighter, slightly warmer-toned shimmer.
The formula on these was perfect in texture, but a little bit sheer. Each shade was smooth and easy to apply, no running or pooling, no ridges or clumps due to thickness. I did three coats of each and they're not 100% opaque at three, but they looked good enough that I didn't feel the need for a fourth coat. Dry time is nice and fast. These dry rather dull, so a nice shiny topcoat is a must.
I love all the shades even if they do seem like dupes of existing colors. One, because you can never have too many brightly colored duochrome glass fleck polishes, and two, because these are less expensive than the colors that they're imitating. A mini-sized bottle of Kat Von D High Voltage Nail Lacquer? $12. Color Club? Full sized bottle for $3. Sure, I would have liked to see a brand new collection of unique colors, but these still rock even if they are similar to colors I already own.
The Color Club Take Wing collection is available now.
(This was sent for review.)