Gelish Red Matters Collection – Holiday 2015

Gelish Red Matters - 2015 Holiday Collection - Chickettes.comAs promised, I have swatches of the Red Matters 2015 holiday collection from Gelish!  This collection contains six shades of red and three shimmery Gelish Trends.  I previously posted swatches of the Gelish MINI version of this collection, which you can see here.  Note that not all colors are available in the MINI version.  All of the swatches below show two coats of color.

If I’m being honest, I’m not really excited about the brighter red creams in this collection because there are already a ton of similar reds in the Gelish line.  With that said, I’m extremely fond of the other colors.  Let’s take a look, starting with the brighter reds…

Fire Cracker is the brightest shade of red in the collection.  It has a cream finish and seems to lean ever so slightly orange.

Gelish Red Matters - Fire Cracker - Chickettes.comScandalous is also a red cream and is just a shade darker than Fire Cracker.  I had some curing issues with Scandalous in the form of wrinkling even though I applied thin coats.

Gelish Red Matters - Scandalous - Chickettes.comMan of the Moment is even darker yet, and is a nice medium red cream.

Gelish Red Matters - Man of the Moment -

Ruby Two-Shoes is a medium shade of red that leans a little pink.  It has a subtle frosty finish that gives it a bit of a glow.  This is one of the more original shades in the collection.

Gelish Red Matters - Ruby Two Shoes - Chickettes.comI’m So Hot is a darker burgundy-leaning red with a frosty finish.  The finish on this color reminds me a lot of Queen of Hearts, but the color is several shades darker.  This color has a very luxurious feel to me and I didn’t want to take it off!

Gelish Red Matters - I'm So Hot - Chickettes.comRed Alert is the darkest red in the collection and is a great color for the cooler months.

Gelish Red Matters - Red Alert - Chickettes.comTinsel My Fancy is a shimmery silver with teeny tiny blue sparkles.  It has great coverage with just two coats and was the base for the manicure that I wore all last week (see it here).  This color is similar to Chain Reaction, but is a brighter silver.

Gelish Red Matters - Tinsel My Fancy - Chickettes.comPut a Bow On It is similar in finish and consistency but is green with some golden flecks.

Gelish Red Matters - Put a Bow On It - Chickettes.comMy Secret Santa is a sheer gel polish with a pearly shimmer.  You could add a pearl finish to any color with one or two coats of this over top.

Gelish Red Matters - My Secret Santa - Chickettes.comSo what do you think?  Do you see any must-have colors?  I personally love the three darker reds and Tinsel My Fancy.

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19 Responses

  1. Jen says:

    Before I saw your swatches I was really digging Red Alert, but now I’m leaning toward picking up I’m so Hot for my Holiday mani!!!

  2. Hannah says:

    Lovely swatches :) do you think Tinsel My Fancy is too similar to Chain Reaction to own both? I’m not sure whether to get it as I love my silvers! x

  3. Rach says:

    I love I’m so hot I definitely agree it has a luxurious feel to it and I also own red alert and tinsel my fancy and I love them all!!

  4. Mari says:

    I was so looking forward to this collection and was really disappointed when I found out that the full size and mini collections were different. I can’t find the full size colors for sale anywhere (I’m not a professional). Usually I can find shades on Amazon but no such luck with these. Where are they available?

  5. Judy S says:

    OMG!!! They are sooo pretty especially the I’m so hot. Gotta grab one and try it out.

  6. Tiane says:

    Yet again I am underwhelmed by the latest Gelish collection. Have not liked anything they have brought out this year apart from a few colours from the summer one. My purse has loved the respite. Hope 2016 will be a better year, maybe it’s just me?

  7. Melanie says:

    Will you do a swatch comparison of the Reds? I’m curious to see how Ruby Two Shoes and I’m So Hot compare to the other reds I already have.

    • Andrea says:

      Hi Melanie. At this time I’m not planning to do comparisons of the reds. I have a very hard time photographing red swatch sticks and getting color accuracy.

  8. Angela says:

    Is My Secret Santa anything like CND Shellac VIP Silver Status or Gelaze Fairy Dust? I love Silver Status but hate that I can’t cure it in my Melody Suzie 24w. Fairy Dust isn’t a good replacement since it has color to it’s sparkle.

  9. Gemma says:

    Can you tell me if black cherry berry and red alert are so similar? Which one do you like the most?

  10. Marisa says:

    I really like Red Alert, I think it’s THE red I was looking for. Is there any similar color in Lechat o IBD?