Color Club Professional Nail Lacquer in a mystery sheer pink cream, swatch

Color Club — Mystery Polish #1 (Professional Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: Color Club, unknown

I scored a pack of six Color Club polishes, plus a clear top coat, marked down to CA$5 at Winners.

The Color Club packs sold at Winners are typically unlabeled, but the colors all looked like the ones in Color Club’s Spring 2014 Safari Garden collection.

Unfortunately for me, the box I got was either mispackaged or someone at Winners swapped out one of the polishes, because instead of Lion’s Den (1018), a shimmery brown, I got a sheer pastel pink cream!

Since these Winners packs are always unlabeled, I have no way of finding out what shade this it. I did a quick search on Color Club’s website, and thought this could be any one of All About French, Little Miss Paris, or More Amour?—but what if it’s a discontinued shade? Oh well. I’ll probably never know.

Color Club Professional Nail Lacquer in mystery sheer pink

Annoyingly, the formula is pretty good for a sheer pastel: two to three coats apply quite nicely and you can build up to the opacity you like. I did three coats in my swatches, so you can see that visible nail line is still just about there. The pink itself is actually quite neutral and just-milky-enough, so overall I really like it for the kind of shade that it is. Arrgh!

If anyone has a clue as to what shade this might be, please do let me know! And if you took my Lion’s Den, a pox on you! 😉

Color Club Professional Nail Lacquer in mystery sheer pink, swatch

Color Club Professional Nail Lacquer, Safari Garden collection


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.

4 thoughts on “Color Club — Mystery Polish #1 (Professional Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

  1. I can’t handle unnamed polishes!
    I looked up Lion’s Den and it looks right up your alley! Way more interesting than this mystery colour.
    As much as I like these kinds of shades, I feel like you were ripped off! 😦 Double pox on whoever switched it out. Let’s call this one “Imposter”.


  2. Here in the UK the polishes in the sets sold at TK Maxx are unlabelled as well. I hate not knowing what I’m painting my nails with. And many times the polishes in the sets aren’t the ones it should be…


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