Friday, July 6, 2012

The New Black Runway Color Barometer Nail Polish Set Swatches

The New Black, The New Black Nail Polish, The New Black nail polish set, The New Black Runway Color Barometer 8-Piece Nail Polish Set, The New Black Runway Color Barometer nail polish swatches, nail, nails, nail polish, polish, lacquer, nail lacquer, nail polish swatches, nail lacquer swatchesI've been obsessed with The New Black for awhile now. I kept seeing the sets in Sephora, and finally, I bought The New Black Runway Color Barometer 8-Piece Nail Polish Set. This set called to me more than the others because of the variety of colors included -- 8 in every color of the rainbow, plus a couple extra to boot! See more in-depth swatches and my take on the colors below.

Just Shocking is a gorgeous, glossy candy apple red. This is definitely my favorite of the bunch -- which is shocking, considering I normally don't gravitate toward red nail polish! But this one applied like a dream and makes me think of a hot little sports car.

Gypsy Rose is a pretty coral pink with gold shimmer. I don't really see rose in this one, it actually looks a lot more orange on the nail. I had slight application issues with the formula but I do think it's a good summer pedicure color.

Orange Crush is, as you might guess, a bright orange! There's a touch of white shimmer sweeping through this one, but it's pretty hard to see unless you're in direct sunlight. I like this one, but it's not perfect with my skin tone.

Electrical Banana is a crazy bright yellow with a very slight hint of shimmer. It applied well, and although I don't love it against my pale skin, I think it would be fun for a beach vacation pedicure. The yellow reminds me of the McDonald's arches, which, truth be told, just makes me want fries.

Mint Tea Shimmer seems to be named incorrectly. I picture a color with that name to be a pale mint green, which this is not -- it errs more on the side of hunter or forest. The shimmery metallic finish made this the most difficult to apply of the entire set, and while I like the color, I don't love the way it looks once it dries.

Midnight Blue is a gorgeous navy creme. After Just Shocking, I think it's the prettiest and most stunning color of the collection. It applied easily, which I can't say about many dark blues, and just looks so chic on short, rounded nails. I have a feeling I'll be rocking this one a lot once fall rolls around.

Heliotrope is a lavender/lilac hybrid with tons of silver shimmer. I really like this one -- it applied fairly easily and is a great day-to-night shade. It also works no matter what the temperature, and it would look equally pretty on tips or toes.

Horchata Cream is a basic putty creme. It makes me think of the heart-shaped designs baristas create in fancy cups of coffee. I like the color, and I think it's great when you're looking for a clean, simple nude.

The New Black Runway Color Barometer 8-Piece Nail Polish Set retails for $32 at

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