LeChat Perfect Match Rustic Retreat Collection for Fall 2014
Ready or not, fall colors are here! I have been eagerly awaiting the release of the LeChat Rustic Retreat Collection since learning about it at Cosmoprof in Las Vegas this past July. This collection is comprised of six lush woodland shades for fall. All six colors have cream finishes. Most are thick creams and were opaque in just two coats. Usually I apply three coats when swatching, but it wasn’t necessary for these shades except where noted below.
LeChat Wild Berry is a gorgeous purple berry shade. This might be one of my favorites from this collection. It’s a red-ish/pink-ish purple, and is a totally unique shade compared to my other purples.
LeChat Tranquility is another amazing color. This is a grey-ish blue/green shade that reminds me of a much darker version of Gelish Seafoam. With as many blues and teals that I own, I don’t have any colors in my stash that are quite similar to this.
LeChat Down to Earth is a dark, grey-ish green. Again, this is a totally unique shade compared against the colors that I own. It looks very green on the screen to me, but when compared side-by-side with my greens it actually looks more grey.
LeChat Maroonscape is a dark burgundy cream. I applied three coats of this color because it seemed just a slight bit patchy with two coats. This shade falls in between Gelish A Touch of Sass and Gelish Black Cherry Berry. This color feels very vampy to me.
LeChat Hazelwood is a creamy medium brown and is a nice, warm fall shade. It’s similar to Gelish Lust at First Sight and Gelish Want to Cuddle.
LeChat My Serenity is a rich, dark blue cream. The formula of this polish was a little thinner than the others and it required three coats for full coverage. This shade is most similar to Gelish After Dark, but is a little lighter and not quite as bold.
I was very surprised by the uniqueness of the shades in this collection, though they left me pining for some metallic or shimmer finishes. Wild Berry and Tranquility are probably my two favorites from the set, but like them all. I’m least likely to wear Down to Earth just because I don’t think it’s a great match for my skin tone.
Which are your favorites?