Cuccio Colour Veneer Venice Beach ’81 Collection Swatches

Cuccio Colour Veneer Venice Beach '81 Collection - swatches by Chickettes.comThis is one of Cuccio’s two Spring & Summer 2015 collections. The Venice Beach ’81 Collection is comprised of 8 fun colors, including two chunky glitter toppers, that are inspired by the Venice Boardwalk… the place where Cuccio got it’s start.  Read more of the interesting back story here at!

This was my first time swatching an entire Cuccio Colour Veneer collection and I really enjoyed working with these polishes.  They had nice formulas and most provided full coverage with just two coats.

Cuccio California Dreamin’ is an orange-leaning coral cream.  This is a perfect shade for hitting the beach!

Cuccio Colour Veneer - California Dreamin' - swatch by

Cuccio Pink Cadillac is a medium-to-dark pink with a subtle purple iridescent shimmer.  This is a really lovely shade, and is probably one of my favorites of the collection.

Cuccio Colour Veneer - Pink Cadillac - swatch by Chickettes.comCuccio Good Vibrations is a soft yellow cream.  I found this one to require three coats for best coverage.

Cuccio Colour Veneer - Good Vibrations - swatch by Chickettes.comCuccio Soul Surfer is a soft, grey-leaning lavender.  This color applied really nicely, and I just think it’s so pretty.  I would wear this shade year-round.

Cuccio Colour Veneer - Soul Surfer - swatch by Chickettes.comCuccio Roller Skate! is a shimmery iridescent blue with some purple flashes.   This color applies very sheer and builds up to opacity.  The swatch shows what it looks like with three coats, and you can see that the nail line is still barely visible.  It was very hard to capture the purple, but in the light this one flashes blue and purple… it’s really very pretty.  I think this would be a great color for layering over other colors to get a unique look.

Cuccio Colour Veneer - Roller Skate! - swatch by Chickettes.comCuccio Muscle Beach is a dark teal blue cream.  I own a lot of teals, but this one is unique to my personal collection.  It’s as dark as Gelish Garden Teal Party, but is a bit more green-leaning.

Cuccio Colour Veneer - Muscle Beach - swatch by Chickettes.comCuccio A Star is Born is one of the two chunky glitter toppers in this collection.  I find both of these glitters to be very fun and festive with their unique color combinations.  A Star is Born has purple, teal and pink glitters.  This photo shows what it looks like without a base color underneath.

Cuccio Colour Veneer - A Star is Born - swatch by Chickettes.comThis is A Star is Born applied over Good Vibrations.

Cuccio Colour Veneer - A Star is Born over Good Vibrations - swatch by Chickettes.comCuccio Mimes & Musicians has pink, yellow and pale purple glitter. Below is what it looks like without a base color.

Cuccio Colour Veneer - Mimes & Musicians - swatch by Chickettes.comAnd this is Mimes & Musicians applied over Muscle Beach.

Cuccio Colour Veneer - Mimes & Musicians over Muscle Beach - swatch by Chickettes.comWhat do you think of this collection?! Which colors are your favorites?

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6 Responses

  1. Sandy says:

    Wow, these all look like really fun Summer colors!

  2. Hayley says:

    Will you be doing swatches for Harmony Gelish Hello Pretty Collection?

  3. Javacurls says:

    I’m a big CND shellac fan but recently I’ve been thinking about trying the Cuccio gel polish. Did the Cuccio last for a full two weeks? Do you think I could get away with using the CND shellac base & top coat with the Cuccio gel polish? And one last question, what was the consistency like?

    • Andrea says:

      Cuccio gels last the full 2 weeks on my clients. I use the Gelish base & top though. I can’t say whether it would last as long with CND, but it should. The Cuccio gels are thinner than most I’ve used and need to be applied carefully because they can run if you apply too much. They still offer full coverage in just 2 coats though.

  4. Javacurls says:

    Thanks, Andrea!