Collection: Color Club 2013 Winter, Harlem Lights
After revamping the Swatch Gallery over the weekend, I came to the realization that I hadn’t reviewed brands like Color Club, Misa, and Orly in a long while! I’m rectifying the problem starting today.
Early last year, I found a pack of six Color Club polishes, plus a clear top coat, marked down to CA$9.99 at Winners. At about $1.43 a bottle, that’s kind of a no-brainer!
For some reason, some of the Color Club packs sold at Winners are unlabeled, but the colors all looked like the ones in the previous season’s Color Club collection, Winter 2013’s Harlem Lights. I’ve had to label the bottles myself:
Poetic Hues actually looks peachier on Color Club’s website than it actually is. It’s a whitened cream, in a cream finish, with a peach tone.
I didn’t enjoy the formula of this one. It has a slightly thinner consistency, and was difficult to get nicely even and opaque. I used four coats for the swatch. I wouldn’t recommend it as a sheer wash, either, as it’s too pigmented and uneven for that purpose. It’s kind of a shame, because I quite like the color: it doesn’t scream white! and definitely reads more like a tinted neutral.
Color Club Professional Nail Lacquer retails for US$8.50 (I’ve rarely seen it in Canada outside of Winners, but never checked the pricing) and is 0.5 fl oz / 15 mL. It is cruelty-free and made in USA.
Color Club is one of the lines produced by Forsythe Cosmetics Group, which was founded in 1979 by husband and wife team Buddy & Harriet Rose. Along with Color Club, the company also makes Art Club, Ruby Wing Color Changing Polish, and private label polishes for distributors and nail salons. The company is based in Freeport, NY, USA.