CND Shellac Modern Folklore Collection Swatches
The colors of the CND Shellac Modern Folklore Collection caught my eye. This is a new collection that is out for Fall 2014. CND describes these colors as rich, romantic and sophisticated… I would have to agree. Take a look at these nail art ideas from the CND website… such gorgeous color combinations. While the individual colors may not be entirely unique, they work really well together as a set. There is also a Modern Folklore additives set that goes along with this collection.
This is only the second CND Shellac collection that I have purchased. I typically shy away from this brand because of the high price for a smaller bottle, but I have to say that the quality of these polishes is really fantastic. I love the thin brush because it makes it easy to get into the curves and get close to the cuticle area. The formula of the polish is also great. It’s very easy to apply thin coats, and typically two thin coats will provide full coverage.
Fine Vermillion is a gorgeous shimmery burnt orange. I don’t own another shade of orange that even comes close to this color. It’s darker and richer than all of the orange shades currently in my stash.
Indigo Frock is a dark grey-ish blue. In some lights this color looks more like a slate grey, and in other lights it looks dark blue. The only color in my stash that looks similar to this is Gelish Midnight Cover, but Indigo Frock is more opaque and provides better coverage.
Locket Love is a frosty gold. I felt that this color needed 3 coats for best coverage. You also have to apply this color carefully because it will show your brush strokes if you don’t apply it from edge to edge in one stroke. The closest color that I have to this is Gelish Meet the King, but Locket Love is less of a yellow-gold and is a bit darker.
Crimson Sash is a dark shimmery red. It is darker than Gelish Queen of Hearts, but has a similar finish. It’s actually very similar to, but is slightly lighter than Daisy Rumba Red.
Rose Brocade is a bright, creamy red with a jelly-like consistency. It is very sheer and shows visible nail line with just two coats, so I applied three coats for this swatch to get better coverage. The closest red that I have to this is Gelish Lady in Red.
Plum Paisley is a shimmery dark purple. The shimmer is somewhat subtle, but it’s very pretty. The closest color to this in my stash is Gelish Diva.
I’m not planning to do side-by-side comparison photos of this collection just yet. I have some other fall collections to share with you soon, so once I’m done swatching all of them I will do some comparisons.