The designer nail colors by Luscious are all the rage this season. With different shades, textures and finishes, there’s something for everyone.
Luscious Designer Nail Colors
14 Special Edition Designer Nail Polishes for Spring 2013
Luscious Cosmetics presents a groundbreaking collaboration with 14 of Pakistan’s top fashion designers to create a collection of delectable nail colors for Spring 2013. Each designer has selected their very own shade that mirrors their collections for the season. If you love fashion, you will love each haute couture shade, from eye-catching brights and jeweled metallics, to chic neutrals to style your nails. The quick drying formula goes on glossy smooth and dries to a longwearing finish.
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|Luscious Designer Nail Colors -- Sania Maskatiya (3 coats)|
|Luscious Designer Nail Colors -- Sublime by Sara (3 coats)|
|Luscious Designer Nail Colors -- Umar Sayeed (3 coats)|
|Luscious Designer Nail Colors -- Zara Shahjahan (3 coats)|
|Luscious Designer Nail Colors -- Elan (3 coats)|
|Luscious Designer Nail Colors -- MUSE (3 coats)|
|Luscious Designer Nail Colors -- Nomi Ansari (2 coats)|
|Luscious Designer Nail Colors -- Karma (2 coats)|
|Luscious Designer Nail Colors -- The House of Kamiar Rokni (2 coats)|
|Luscious Designer Nail Colors -- Sana Safinaz (2 coats)|
|Luscious Designer Nail Colors -- HSY (3 coats)|
|Luscious Designer Nail Colors -- Nickie N Nina (3 coats)|
|Luscious Designer Nail Colors -- Fahad Hussayn (3 coats)|
Luscious designer collection consists of 14 nail colors. I was supposed to get all 14 but was mistakenly provided two of the same shades. This means, I’ll be swatching 13 only; sorry guys! Anyway, I like all shades from this collection. They're perfect for spring/summer. Not all have the same consistency and finish so I am going to divide these into groups of four.
The pastels – Sania Maskatiya, Sublime by Sara and Umar Sayeed
Sania Maskatiya is described as sunny yellow, Sublime by Sara as creamy peppermint and Umar Sayeed as pale Persian pink. All three of them are crèmes. Although the shades look really pretty, I am not so pleased with the formula. It’s milky and doesn’t apply as smooth as I would like. I noticed that the second coat builds up over the first, kind of drags it ending up in an uneven application. To deal with that, I suggest letting the first coat dry completely before coating a second one. Also, they require at least three coats to become fully opaque.
The unconventional – Zara Shahjahan, Elan and MUSE
I am calling them unconventional because they’re different and not your ordinary pinks and reds. Zara Shahjahan is described as Pink carnation, Elan as Luxe lavender and MUSE as cool Riviera blue. Zara Shahjahan is a gorgeous pink coral, Elan is a soft taupe where as MUSE is a bright blue crème with a pinch of green. I did three coats but you could get away with only two. Unlike the pastels, the formula on these is much better in terms of application but the consistency is still somewhat milky.
The brights – Nomi Ansari, Karma, The House of Kamiar Rokni and Sana Safinaz
This category is hands down my favorite! I have no complaints about the formula and application. All of them apply evenly and get fully opaque in just two coats. The consistency is perfect – not thick or thin. Nomi Ansari is described as sizzling coral, Karma as flirty fuchsia, The House of Kamiar Rokni as retro orange and Sana Safinaz as showstopper red. All four of them are crème and I think these colors would suit just about anyone.
The shimmer – HSY, Nickie N Nina and Fahad Hussayn
I love shimmer finishes so these were the first ones to catch my attention. HSY is described as a shimmery ruby red, Nickie N Nina as jeweled amethyst and Fahad Hussayn as deep sapphire. The formula is fine – again not thick or thin – it coats evenly without a hitch. My only gripe is that they’re not as pigmented as I expected. You need three coats for maximum depth and intensity. The end result is good nonetheless.
I have always admired how shiny Luscious nail polishes appear -- never really felt the need for a top coat. However, I do not like the applicator. The issues with application could’ve been sorted out if the applicator was wide. All colors have a decent drying time. They remain fresh for up to three-four days without chipping. Nickie N Nina is my absolute favorite. I also love Karma, The House of Kamiar Rokni, MUSE and Elan.
Luscious Designer Nail Color (limited edition) is priced at PKR 295 and can be purchased online from their website. You can also purchase these from Just4girls.pk. Luscious cosmetics can be found at all leading superstores of Pakistan including Agha's, Naheed, and EBCO in Karachi.