Monday, August 31, 2015

Gunpowder Lacquer Sunshine & Whiskey Collection (Partial): Swatches and Review

Purchased by Me
Hey all! Another post for today with another new to the blog brand to share. Gunpowder Lacquer is a very new indie polish brand who debuted her Sunshine & Whiskey Collection early July. The bright colors drew me in and I did a impulse purchase of a few polishes to try out. 

I really liked the polishes I picked. Carly had some great brights for this summer collection and I can't seem to resist brights regard-less of the season. The formula for these are on the thick side. It may be because it's the hottest portion of the summer but I wanted to mention that. With that in mind, I did not have an issue with application, most of these were opaque in two coats. And if you prefer a thinner formula, a few drops of Polish Thinner (my go to is Seche Restore) will help. I love the branding she has chosen, the tough but feminine aesthetic, packaged in square bottles. 

Gunpowder Lacquer polishes are available in both mini ($6.25) and full size ($10). It appears that her shop is maintenance mode but hopefully she will be restocking her shop soon. 

Gunpowder Lacquer Drivin Me Paisley
Two coats
Fuchsia creme with violet shimmer and holographic pigment
Delicious bubblegum pink with the lower density holo flame. 

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Gunpowder Lacquer Floatin Trailer Park
Two coats
Robin's egg blue creme with violet shimmer and holographic pigment
Another beautiful color. It's more dusky in real life than my photos show though. 

(Direct Sunlight)

Gunpowder Lacquer Little Red Wagon
Three coats
Cherry red linear holographic
I am a sucker for all reds no matter the finish, especially when it's a saturated cherry red. I was hoping for a stronger holo flame but red holo are notorious for having more subtle holo flames. 

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Gunpowder Lacquer Meet Me in Margaritaville
Two coats
Neon green creme with green shimmer
An Intense color for sure. I tried to get a clear photo so that you could see some of that shimmer, it's a bit more visible in direct lighting.

(Direct Sunlight)

Gunpowder Lacquer Sundaze
Two coats
Coral creme with holo pigment and gold shimmer
SO BRIGHT. Which makes my skin tone look more tan than it actually is. 

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Gunpowder Lacquer LE Rhinestone Cowgirl
Berry purple jelly with holographic micro-glitter
Two coats
This was a limited edition polish that Carly released for her birthday, I am not certain if it will be available in the future. 

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