20 February 2013

Purple Week: Dress Up 27 Suede

Happy Hump Day! It's Wednesday, which puts me halfway through Purple Week, my week-long colour challenge with Amanda! Today's polish is from Dress Up, a brand I'd never heard of before my last trip to the Konad shop in Mong Kok. They had a swatch wheel full of these suede polishes, though, and I actually surprised myself by picking the purple one.

This is Dress Up 27 Suede. Or Dress Up Suede 27. Whichever, the finish is awesome!

Dress Up Suede 27 swatch

This matte, "suede" finish is velvet-smooth to the touch, and the formula was just great! Good consistency, easy to control, and essentially opaque in just one coat (I'm wearing two here). What I thought was more of a dusty shade of purple turned out to be closer to grape in brighter light, but I'm surprisingly a lot more okay with that today than I probably would have been last week. I'm still not bright purple's biggest fan, but I think I'm being seduced by this amazing finish. This is a boldly purple polish...and I like it!

Dress Up 27 Suede swatch

Of course, I had to try it with a glossy top coat too, so here it is under Nubar Diamont Seal & Shine. All that shimmer? Le WOW. I give myself about a week, tops, before I hit that Konad store again and just go nuts on the rest of these.

Dress Up Suede 27 swatch

Hopefully Amanda is having this much fun with her side of this week's challenge! I don't remember if Dress Up had a teal suede or not, but if they do, it will be mine.

34 comments:

  1. It looks fantastic! I even prefer it matte/suede, which is new to me :) Lovely color and silver particles!

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    1. I really was impressed with this one, even though the brand was completely unknown to me. Thanks so much, M! :)

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  2. O. M. G. How can this not convert you to the purple side? I'm not even a matte fan, but I think I'd run away to Vegas with this with or without a top coat. Man, this is stunning.

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    1. Hahaha, this one is definitely doing its very best to convert me, Amanda! Glad you like it!! ^_^

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  3. Wow, how pretty! I can't decide if I like it better with or without topcoat! I'm usually not a huge fan of matte/suede finishes but this is an exception :D

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    1. Thank you, Brittney!! Some suedes really come to life much better under top coat, but I'm really impressed with this one all by itself too. Definitely going to check out more from this brand!

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  4. Holy Moly Macaroni! This color is to die for. I love the gorgeous shimmer and finish of it. Your photos are amazing - now I want this!

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    1. Hee, thank you so much, Heather! That's so sweet of you to say!

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  5. I'm not a bright purple fan either!! Love teals too! We must be on the same page. I posted a purple today too.

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    1. Haha, I'm definitely all about the teals. I try not to keep buying the same shades over and over again, but I just love them!!

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  6. oooh I love the suede finish (sadly I don't have any nps in this finish). The purple looks fantastic on you :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Estivalia! Even if purple isn't usually my thing, I'm definitely crushing on this one. ;)

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  7. Nice swatch. Reminds me of china glaze grape juice

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  8. Ahh i love it! I am going to try and hunt these down

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer, and good luck! I haven't been able to track down any info on this brand via Google, but if I find anything, I'll be sure to mention it next time I swatch one of these--because there *will* be a next time! :P

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  9. That's a gorgeous color and the suede finish is AMAZING! Love it! :-)

    ~ Yun

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  10. I am not usually a fan of suedes, but this is gorgeous!

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    1. This is the first one I've tried, but I'm really happy with it. Thanks bunches, Meredith! :D

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  11. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I really like this one!

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  12. You look good in purple. :) Beautiful polish and beautiful finish! Great swatches!

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    1. Thank you, Jenna!! I thought I'd be smart and just try one of these, but I was so impressed by this mystery brand!

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  14. I LOVE this on you..and picturing it with your red hair? Wow.

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    1. You are so sweet, Tara, thank you!!!! ♥

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  15. Wow wow wow. This looks fabulous! I'm a sucker for a good suede!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kas!! I've loved so many I've seen online, but this was my first "live" suede. I'm totally in now. Suedes FTW! :D

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