CND Shellac Contradictions Collection Swatches
Hey all! I’m a little behind the times, but better late than never. This is the CND Shellac Contradictions Collection that was released in the Fall. These six shades are available in the CND Shellac and Vinylux lines. This collection contains mostly classic shades and doesn’t excite me too much, but I love the blue color. Each of the swatches below shows two coats of color unless otherwise noted.
Naked Naivete is a light peach-leaning neutral cream. I applied three coats of this color because it looked slightly patchy with just two, but two coats will suffice. This color would probably look better on pink-toned or dark skin than it does on my honey-toned skin.
Safety Pin is a frosty champagne color. It has metallic qualities, but isn’t quite gold or bronze. It’s very similar to Gelish Oh What a Knight, but the coverage isn’t as good. I used this color on my mom’s nails and actually had some issues with curing in my LED lamp. I had to break out the old UV light to ensure that they were cured completely. This is another color that doesn’t look great on my skin tone, but looks awesome on darker skin.
Rouge Rite is a dark red cream. This swatch shows two coats, but three would darken it up a touch and provide a little better coverage. The color is similar to Gelish A Touch of Sass.
Poison Plum has a plum jelly base with some purple glitter throughout. I like that even though this polish has glitter in it, it doesn’t smack you in the face… it’s rather subtle and gives off just a hint of shimmer when the light hits it right.
Peacock Plume as I mentioned is my favorite in the set. It’s a medium-to-dark blue with teal-toned shimmer. I can’t find another blue in my stash that’s quite like it.