Fall 2009: Color Club Dark Romance matte polishes

by Bionic Beauty on 19.Sep.2009 · 4 comments

Matte polishes are everywhere for fall 2009. Whether you like the idea or not, it is refreshing to see the polish industry creating something different and unusual.

Color Club’s Dark Romance collection is their entry into the ever-expanding matte nail polish world.
The collection comes with silver, black and white semi matte mini nail colors, plus a matte top coat that you can apply for the mattification of any of your normal nail polish. (Yeah, okay you caught me. I made up “mattification” but I like it.)

The matte’s in this collection are a good “entry level” into the trend- they dry to a more satin sheen. You won’t have the “flat wall paint” look that scares some ladies.

And now, onto the swatches…

Color Club Dark Romance nail polish collection - Smoke And Mirrors swatch

Color Club matte polish in Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors is a brilliant bright silver metallic. The application is a breeze and the matte finish, while being metallic is a very cool effect. This color certainly isn’t for the shy at heart- it’s an attention grabber! My picture is just 2 coats, great coverage!

Color Club Dark Romance nail polish collection - Alabaster swatch

Color Club matte polish in Alabaster

Alabaster is your typical white cream polish but of course dries to a semi-matte finish. I did 3 coats just to make sure everything was evened out.

Color Club Dark Romance nail polish collection - Dark Romance swatchDark Romance is pitch black. No frost, no shimmer. Just a semi-flat black cream. I didn’t think I would like this polish as much as I do. In my head, a black matte polish seemed a bit harsh. I’ve mostly been playing with grays, browns and blues. But Dark Romance pulls it off. Again, don’t wear this polish if you don’t have the guts. Wear it, and rock it ladies!

Color Club’s Dark Romance collection launched on August 1st and is available in Color Club salons or online at Victoria Nail Supply for $4.95 for the set.

Is the matte nail trend growing on you or will you let this one breeze by?


1 Stacy September 19, 2009 at 10:24 am

Can you do a swatch with the mattifier on a shinny polish so we can see how it works? Maybe only do half of one, or do two?

2 Bionic Beauty September 19, 2009 at 8:52 pm

Stacy, You read my mind! I’m sitting here all through today painting my nails and then trying the various matte top coats. This way you’ll know which top coat suits you (some are semi-matte, some are *really* matte) and can see how they look with different colors.

I’ve got some more matte polishes coming up. But so far, I’m liking the top coats better because I can just use them on any of my existing nail polish stash.

Any particular color range you’d like to see? I’ve done gray, mushroom taupe, and a blue. I’m planning to do a deep red hopefully in a bit.


3 Stacy September 19, 2009 at 9:19 pm

Definitely the deep red! Maybe something that you have that is kind of sparkly, so that we can see a big difference in the two… I love dark colors so any of those will work!

4 Kirsten P. September 20, 2009 at 8:10 am

Lovin the “Dark Romance” nail polish. 🙂

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