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I get excited trying out new brands. Whether the product is a dud or a stud, I like knowing that I have the option to choose from a wide range of brands at various price points. I even like it more when the product I try turns out to be a winner.
Take L.A. Colors Enchanting for example. It’s my first experience with L.A. Colors, and I never expected the shade to have so much depth and personality. It’s a duochrome that reminds me of a cornucopia, perfect for autumn. But to heck with that: I’m wearing it in the summer anyway!
BTW, happy August, everyone!
L.A. Colors Enchanting Swatches & Pictures
*~* 3 Coats with Top Coat in Natural Light *~*
*~* 3 Coats with Top Coat in Flash *~*
*~* 3 Coats with Top Coat in Artificial Light *~*
- High gloss
- Quick drying
- Long-wearing formula
- Name: L.A. Colors Enchanting
- Amount: 0.50fl oz or 15ml
- What I Paid: $1.49 USD
- Price Per Unit: $2.98/fl oz or $0.1/ml
- Other Colors Available: Antique Burgundy, China Gold, Red Carnation, Luscious Wine, Plum Wine, Berry Red, Purple Ice, Pearl, Black Velvet, Blue Velvet, Cranberry Red, Purple Passion, Grape, French White, Silver Glitter, Gold Sparkle, French Cream, Pink Pearl, Barely Lavender, Plum Frost, Brick, Sky Blue Glitter, Cotton Candy, Topaz, Dark Gray, Lilac, Rainbow Glitter, Crystal Glitter, Vibrant Violet, Apricot, Sea Green, Silver Lining, Gold Dust, Metallic Steel Blue, Purple Glitter, Sparkling Apricot, Pretty in Pink, Metallic Mocha, Solar Gold, Sand Storm, Metallic Silver, Metallic Pink, Metallic Green, Metallic Purple, Metallic Blue, Metallic Copper, Breathless Blue, Barely Opal, Pink Satin, Blue Treasure, Green Satin, Lilac Frost, Reflections, Lemon Ice, Sheer Bliss, Sheer Impulse, Sheer Ecstasy, Sheer Passion, Hint of Silver, Berry, Dark Brown, Chocolate Shimmer, Grain, Caribbean Pink, Mauve Glaze, Caribbean Pink, Blue Paradise, glitzy Pink, Sheer Beige, Sugar Plum, Gold Digger, Pink Sizzle, Romanticize, Shocker, French Nails Creme, French Nails Pink, French Nails Purple, Crystal, Pink Diamonds, Flashy Fuchsia, Raspberry, Hot, Apricot Fizz, Suede, Serenity, Bronze Bombshell
- Where to Buy: Cherry Culture, CVS, some drugstores
LA Colors Enchanting Review
I don’t actually like browns on my nails. I keep thinking that it’ll look I’m either a messy chocolate eater or I’ve got… something gross on my fingers. But LA Colors Enchanting is going to usher me into a world of brown nail polishes!
The duochrome on this color is pretty easy to see in both outdoor and indoor lighting. In certain light, it looks like a red with a tinge of purple. But move your fingers a bit, and you’ll see a rose-gold bronze shining through.
Consistency & Application
LA Colors Enchanting applies like butter. It’s thin enough to spread easily, yet has a slightly creamy consistency. It self-levels on the nail for a super smooth and awesomely glossy finish.
Unfortunately, Enchanting by LA Colors is a 3 coater. If you’re not applying it carefully, you might need to put on even a 4th coat. No fun.
It also takes a bit longer to dry than normal. I touched the nail after about 7 minutes, and it still felt a bit tacky. I only applied medium-thick coats like I normally do. I’d wait about 10 minutes before applying another coat or your TC.
On their website, it says specifically that Enchanting by L.A. Colors is toluene- and formaldehyde-free. However, I checked my bottle, and it doesn’t list DBP as one of the ingredients.
Final Verdict: 8/10
It’s my first experience with this brand, and I’m quite impressed. So that means: Sorry, wallet. There’ll be more L.A. Colors purchases in the future. 😛
Have you ever tried L.A. Colors? What’s your experience with it? Do you like brown nail polishes?