Nail Polish Swatches & Comparison: Purple and Nude / Beige

Purple and Nude / Beige nail polish swatch sticks

It’s time for part three of the swatches of my nail polish collection! If you’d like to see the previous ones, I’m collecting all the links from the nail polish swatch series on my Project Swatch Roundup page (scroll to the bottom).

Like last time, I’ve included pictures that have the handle of the swatch stick, so you can more easily see the name of the polish. I also have a close-up of the polished tips only. In every set, the close-up of the tips is more color accurate. Most swatches are two coats; the swatch sticks are labeled with the number of coats if they don’t have two. None of the swatch sticks in this post have topcoat. I’ve left these pictures larger than usual – click to enlarge.

Deep purples and blurples – none of these are dupes.  I had to lighten the photograph so you could see the color, which made these look more dusty than they actually are.

Sinful Colors Inkwell, Essie Bobbing for Baubles, Wet n Wild Megalast Toxic Apple, ELF unnamed,
Sinful Colors Mesmerize, L’oreal The Mystic’s Fortune, Revlon Plum Night

Another dark purples and some bright purples – again, no dupes, and again I had to lighten the photo so some of these wouldn’t look black. These photographed more blue than they actually are, as purples frequently do – all are very purple in person!

Zoya Pinta, Nails, Inc. Belgrave Place, Color Club Disco Dress, Sally Girl Your Majesty, Kleancolor Neon Purple

Some dusty purples and lavenders – again, no dupes (though St. John’s Wood and On a Trip are quite similar).  These also photographed more blue than they actually are.

Sinful Colors Muse, Zoya Kelly, Nails, Inc. St. John’s Wood, Wet n Wild Megalast On A Trip,
Sinful Colors Lavender, Zoya Caitlin

Purples moving in to the purple-taupes that have been popular recently:

Zoya Lotus, Sinful Colors Winterberry, Wet n Wild Chrome Hog-Quartz School, Essence Walk of Fame,
Sinful Colors Nirvana, 10 Showtime

And nude / beiges! They’re nude on me, since a few are fairly close to my skintone, but I realize my nude isn’t nude for everyone else.  These all photographed slightly darker than they really are.

Essence Irreplaceable, China Glaze Fast Track, OPI San Tan-Tonio, LA Girl Adore,
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nude Now, Zoya Shay, F21 Taupe

Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions! Next up will be sheers, blacks, and whites  – and after that I’ll start with the fun finishes (duochrome, glitter, etc).


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