Saturday, March 19, 2011

Swatches – Some p2 Pastels

I recently grabbed these four (and a darker green, which I’ll show you at some point) pastels. I’ve used these for this water marble and already swatched the blue one here. Today I’ll show you the other three pastels.
They’re all rather sheer, neither true jellies nor crèmes, so please excuse the patches you can easily see at two coats. Of course this also means that they’re not chalky at all and in the end look much nicer than most pastels. Like all p2 polishes I’ve tried, these polishes come with a simple round brush, which works well with the formula.
All of these pastels applied evenly and smoothly without any streaks or patchiness. Anyone who prefers not to use top coat might be interested in their incredibly shiny finish.

p2 color victim 043 dream lover

dream lover is a sweet pale yellow polish and surprisingly wearable considering how badly some pale yellows apply.

Here’s dream lover in two coats without top coat:

And this is dream lover in four coats with top coat:

p2 color victim 044 dating time

A pretty shade of spring green, dating time would be a great choice for any Spring or Easter mani. It’s ever so slightly more opaque then the other colours, but still requires four coats.

This is dating time in two coats without top coat:

And this is dating time in four coats with top coat:

p2 color victim 045 open your heart

open your heart is a pale lilac colour, I find this to be a superbly flattering shade of purple for the cool-toned folks out there.
I had to photoshop this to get as close to the real colour as possible.

This is open your heart in two coats without top coat:

And here’s open your heart in four coats with top coat:

Overall I’m disappointed with the opacity I found with these polishes, but very much like the lack of chalkiness and the colours in general. Like, but not true love.
What are your favourite pastels?

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