Gelish Urban Cowgirl Collection Color Comparisons & Fade Report
I posted swatches of the new Gelish Urban Cowgirl Collection a few days ago, and many of you are wondering how the colors compare to existing colors. Many of the colors in this collection are original and unique, but a few have some similar shades. I also conducted a fade test on the colors, and will note any issues along the way.
First let’s take a look at all of the colors in the collection side-by-side. You can click on this photo and all others in this post for a larger view. You can see that the last three colors are similar in shade and darkness, but have some different hues.
I compared Chain Reaction with other silver/pewter-toned metallic shades. Chain Reaction is the brightest silver and has better coverage than most. Seen below from left-to-right are: Gelish Chain Reaction, Couture High Maintenance, Gelish Showstopping, Gelish Iron Princess (magnetic), and Madam Glam Milkyway.
Here is Holy Cow-Girl next to other sage shades. There aren’t any other Gelish shades that even come close to this color. From left-to-right are: LeChat Tranquility, Gelish Holy Cow-Girl, CND Shellac Wild Moss, BMC Cafe au Lait, and ProGel Teal Dawn.
Gelish Tan My Hide is a very pale neutral color, and I put it next to a few super light pinks and some very pale tan nudes so that you can see how it falls in the middle. From left-to-right are: BMC Peaceful Harmony, ibd I’m No Damsel, Gelish Tan My Hide, Gelish Forever Beauty, DIY Nudist, and Pink Gellac Champagne.
Gelish From Rodeo to Rodeo Drive is another original color that is unlike any others in the Gelish line. I put it next to a few other neutrals that are purple/plum leaning. You can see that Rodeo Drive is a little more taupe than the others, but it’s not brown. It didn’t look anything like any of the brown taupe shades that I have, so I left those out. From left-to-right are: Pink Gellac Naked, Pink Gellac Pure Cashmere, Gelish Rodeo Drive, and ProGel Secret Scene.
I found that Rodeo Drive also FADES slightly in the sun. It’s not quite as obvious as Tan My Hide, but it definitely loses some of the purple hues and looks more taupe/brown after a while.
Here is Tex’as Me Later next to some other frosty pinks. This color has some dusty rose qualities to it and is most similar to Sally Hansen Raisin the Bar. There aren’t any other Gelish shades quite like it. From left-to-right are Ink Berry Funk, Pink Gellac Candy Pink, Gelish Tex-as Me Later, Sally Hansen Raisin the Bar and Madam Glam Bombshell (different finish, but similar shade).
Tex’as Me Later also changed ever so slightly in the sun and turned a little more dusty, losing some pink tones. This change was so slight that my camera didn’t even pick the difference, so I don’t have a photo of this.
Pumps or Cowboy Boots is a difficult color to describe. Gelish says it’s black/brown, but I see some deep burgundy tones so I put it next to some other dark burgundy shades. Gelish has so many of these dark burgundy and purple shades that they all start to look the same to me. If I didn’t have my swatch sticks labeled there’s no way I’d ever tell them all apart. From left to right: Gelish Dancer Prancer, Gelish All About Me, Gelish Love Me Like a Vamp, Gelish Pumps or Cowboy Boots, Gelish Black Cherry Berry, and Gelish Inner Vixen.
Seal the Deal is also a dark burgundy shade, but it stands out because it has a pretty pinkish-purple shimmer finish. I put it next to some similar shades. From left-to-right are: LeChat Night at the Cinema, Daisy Queen of Grape, Gelish Seal the Deal and ibd Midnight Martinis.
Plum Tuckered Out is a very dark plum shade. Again, Gelish has so many of these types of shades, but this one does look a little more plum than some of the others. I couldn’t find my bottle or swatch stick of Plum and Done for comparison, so that one is not shown. The three shades on the left lean more burgundy than purple, but I wanted to show how these shades tend to look alike. From left-to-right are: Gelish Dancer Prancer, Gelish All About Me, Gelish Love Me Like a Vamp, CND Plum Paisley, Gelish Plum Tuckered Out, Gelish Diva, and Gelish Perfect Silhouette.