Brand: Urban Decay
For Throwback Thursday today, I have quite an oldie! Urban Decay got their start with unusual shades of eyeshadow, lipstick, and nail polish. This particular polish is from their second revamp (c. early 2000s, maybe?) of their nail polish line, and it was simply called Nail Enamel, like the original.
The bottle was pretty similar to the first style, except the cap was changed to look a little less industrial and a little more luxe.
I was glad for the change, even though the new polishes contained 50% less product, because the original bottle caps were plain awful. They were awkwardly small to hold while polishing, and they never screwed on tightly enough so all of my original polishes dried out long ago (as you can see with my bottle of Curfew, above).
(Note how the bottles look progressively bigger, but the volume actually decreases! Ah, marketing.)
The new bottle was discontinued some time ago, though Urban Decay have occasionally reintroduced nail polish here and there as special editions. More recently, they’ve introduced more polish in nude (“Naked”) shades to go with their immensely popular Naked eyeshadow palettes, and they reissued some of their original colors, too. Despite the stupidly high Canadian price (C$18, the hell?!) I had to pick up Gash when UD ran a sale, since it’s one of my favorite red shimmers from back in the day! My original bottle, of course, dried out.
Sin is a pretty nude beige with a lot of silvery shimmer. Definitely one of the more conservative Urban Decay shades! It’s also one of UD’s most popular, as it still exists in eyeshadow form.
The formula is still excellent: it applies smoothly and not overly streaky, considering the nearly frosty finish. Two coats gives better than semi-opaque coverage; three would probably be fully opaque. I did two in my swatch.
The color actually matches my skintone quite closely! There’s a little more taupe to it, though, which still makes it stand out nicely. I’m very fond of this ultra-90s shade.