EzFlow TruGel Ringleader Collection Swatches (Spring/Summer 2014)

EzFlow TruGel Ringleader Collection Swatches by Chickettes.comHappy Friday everyone!  I asked on my Facebook page which collections you wanted to see swatched, and the EzFlow TruGel Ringleader collection was suggested so I added it to my to-do list.  I’m always open to suggestions so if you know of other interesting looking collections that are coming out, please let me know.  In the coming weeks I plan to have swatches of the LeChat Mermaid Collection, the new spring & summer Gelish Trends, the ibd Social Lights collection, and a few other surprises.

The TruGel Ringleader collection is a set of 6 creamy pastel colors that all have circus-themed names.  I love pastels and the colors are lovely, but they feel a little reminiscent of other collections that were put out this season.  This was my first time using the TruGel brand and I was very pleasantly surprised at how well the polish applied.  This is probably the first time in a while that I didn’t have to do any flash curing to get the colors to stay perfectly in place.  There were absolutely NO pooling or shrink-back issues… they applied like a dream!  I was also able to apply in nice thin, even layers with ease.  These get an “A” for the formula and ease of use.

I have not tested the wear of these polishes.  I can’t say with absolute certainty, but I believe this brand is from the same company that makes ibd Just Gel, so the quality should be very similar.  TruGel is also very reasonably priced, so that’s another perk.

Freaky Fete is a gorgeous medium purple.  This color is lighter than Gelaze Spontaneous, and darker than SensatioNail Heirloom Lilac.

Chickettes.com EzFlow TruGel Ringleader Collection Swatches - Freaky FeteChickettes.com EzFlow TruGel Ringleader Collection Swatches - Freaky FeteMagic & Mischief is a light, pastel blue.  It’s darker than Gelish My One Blue Love, but very similar to LeChat Rock Candy and Couture Milano (without the shimmer).

Chickettes.com EzFlow TruGel Ringleader Collection Swatches - Magic & MischiefChickettes.com EzFlow TruGel Ringleader Collection Swatches - Magic & MischiefTantalizing Trapeze is a bright, minty teal.  This color is similar to Gelish Mint of Spring, but is even brighter and more vibrant.  This is one of my favorite colors in the set… you know I’m a sucker for teal!

Chickettes.com EzFlow TruGel Ringleader Collection Swatches - Tantalizing TrapezeChickettes.com EzFlow TruGel Ringleader Collection Swatches - Tantalizing TrapezeHoop of Flames is a really pretty coral color.  It’s brighter than Gelish Fairest of Them All, and is another one of my favorites from this collection.  I’ve been wearing this color for a couple of days now and have received loads of compliments on it.  It looks a little more orange-y in some lights.

Chickettes.com EzFlow TruGel Ringleader Collection Swatches - Hoop of FlamesChickettes.com EzFlow TruGel Ringleader Collection Swatches - Hoop of FlamesSmoke & Mirrors is a pale, pastel yellow.  The color is almost identical to ACG Flawless except it doesn’t have the shimmer finish.  So if you’re looking for a pure cream pastel yellow, this is the one to go for.

Chickettes.com EzFlow TruGel Ringleader Collection Swatches - Smoke & MirrorsChickettes.com EzFlow TruGel Ringleader Collection Swatches - Smoke & MirrorsExtraordinary Spectacle is a pastel pink. This shade is very similar to Gelish Pink Smoothie, and I think it applies much better!  Pink Smoothie tends to apply unevenly and leaves bald spots… that was not a problem with Extraordinary Spectacle, so this may be the replacement you’ve been looking for.

Chickettes.com EzFlow TruGel Ringleader Collection Swatches - Extraordinary SpecacleChickettes.com EzFlow TruGel Ringleader Collection Swatches - Extraordinary Specacle

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15 Responses

  1. Cindy_Leigh says:

    THANK YOU for swatching these!!!! I think I’m going to have to compare to my swatches, but these are some that may need to be added – although I already have the Smoke & Mirrors. :) EZFlow TruGel has definitely been a mainstay in my collection, glad to hear you like it.

    Excited to see the new IBD socialite collection!

  2. Kim says:

    I love these Andrea…I’ve been looking for an excuse to the nail supply place. Good to know they apply well.

  3. cynthia says:

    Hi Andrea, I just recently started doing my own gel manicures and was so excited to discover your site here! Thanks for all your swatches; they have helped me tremendously in choosing my purchases. When you tried these trugel polishes, did you cure them with a uv or led light? I have purchased an led light, but I guess I wasn’t sure if I can use it for all gel polishes. Thank you. :)

  4. Melinda says:

    Hi Andrea. Thanks for your swatch work. It is really great. I was wondering if you knew if the light pink Extraordinaire Spectacle was a fader? Most IBD light pinks don’t seem to be. I bought Gelish “Your so sweet you are giving me a toothache” this spring and finally wearing it & am so disappointed it nearly faded to white & my white decals barely show. It does stick well though. I’m on my 3rd week. Thanks so much!

  5. Ursula says:

    Gorgeous colors! This is one brand I have yet to try but, after seeing this post , I immediately purchased the teal and the yellow.

  6. Sara says:

    Once again, thanks for all your swatches! I ended up getting all of them except Hoop if Flames, and I’m sure I’ll give in soon. :) I was pleased to see Magic & Mischief was a beautiful light blue and I was wondering how M&M compares to some of your other new light blues, CND Cerulean Blue and IBD Full Blu-um. I can’t remember if there were others. I’ve been eying them and was wondering if there were any real differences. I’ve been trying to beef up my blues section as it had turned into my teal/aqua section. Thanks!

    • Sara says:

      I went back to your Socialites post and saw that you did say M&M and Full Blu-um were similar. I guess I got so excited over all the pics, I missed some of the comments. :) Thanks again.

  7. SuraiyaG says:

    My freaky fete has arrived!! I can’t wait to put it on tonite!!!

  8. Leisa says:

    Would you recommend freaky fete or lechat nobility lilac?

  9. Lucia says:


    How is the application of Smoke and Mirrors? Does it apply well? The coverage is good?
    I’ve been looking for a pastel yellow but the ones I’ve bought are hard to work with.