Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Review and swatched of Delush polishes - incl. shades from The Mystique and Downton A-List Collections

*These were provided for a review

Hello lovelies,

Today I'm reviewing Delush Polish for the first time. It's an US indie brand created by Adrianna. I will show you seven shades today, the first five are from The Mystique collection and the last two are from Downton A-List Collection. I got just mini bottles so I can't really tell you what the bottle, brush and cap will be like with a full-sized bottle (only what I saw in the pictures).


Glamazon - raspberry shimmer base with holographic glitter. The colour is very pretty and stands out in the sun when all the holo particles start to change colour :) The formula was ok but wasn't perfect. It was quite thick and I needed to apply thicker coats to avoid patches. Polish dried reasonably fast but very gritty. I needed thick coat of Seche Vite to smooth it out.

Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Glamazon
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Glamazon
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Glamazon



Luscious Plum - medium purple shimmer base with blue, white and holographic glitter. I like this purple shade very much and the blue glitter stands out very nicely. This shade has slightly better formula that applied well and dried only slightly gritty. I'm wearing two coats which were enough for full coverage.

Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Luscious Plum
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Luscious Plum
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Luscious Plum



Midas Touch - yellow gold shimmer base with gold, orange and light grey glitter. I find this to be a very interesting polish, I liked on me a lot. The formula was good - it applied easily and dried fast. I needed slightly thicker coats because of the teensy bit lower pigmentation but is is because the polish was designed to be for layering as well as for application by itself. It also dried slightly gritty but nothing horrible. I've applied a topcoat and everything was fine.

Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Midas Touch
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Midas Touch
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Midas Touch



Ocean Sapphire - mermaid blue-green shimmer base with opalescent and teal glitter. This one is sooo beautiful, especially over black! The teal/green shimmer in the blue base is really pretty. It applied well despite the thicker formula. I needed two thick coats as the polish is a bit sheerer, something like Midas Touch. It dried gritty so I needed thick coat of topcoat.

Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Ocean Sapphire
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Ocean Sapphire
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Ocean Sapphire


One coat of Ocean Sapphire over A England Camelot

Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Ocean Sapphire
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Ocean Sapphire



Opalesque - pastel teal jelly base with opal glitter and pearl whiter glitter.This was my absolute favourite of all, such soft, romantic and feminine mix! I love the opalescent glitter combined with pastel teal shade. the formula was on a sheer side but I managed to get away with two thick coats. The glitter dragged slightly when applied but the thick coats helped with this. *So pretty!*

Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Opalesque
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Opalesque
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Opalesque



Treacherous Thomas - black base with subtle teal shimmer and with gold, blue and red glitter. This shade is from Downton A-List Collection together with the next one (Lady Sybiling). The formula was ok, slightly less pigmented so I would recommend to layer it over black. It applied well and dried fast and I'm wearing two thicker coats.

Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Treacherous Thomas
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Treacherous Thomas
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Treacherous Thomas



Lady Sybiling - green base with blue, small black and gold holographic glitter. The colour combination together with small black dots is very pretty but it had quite problematic formula, at least for me. It was very thick and not very easy to apply. I ended up applying two thick coats as the polish applies easier in thicker coats. it dried fast enough but very gritty. I needed two coats of topcoat to smooth it out.

Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Lady Sybiling
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Lady Sybiling
Lucy's Stash - Delush Polish Lady Sybiling


I must say I am not overly happy with these except Opalesque shade which I loved. The formulas were thick and packed with glitter which caused them to dry gritty. I liked the colour combinations though and I truly hope that the polishes in the full-sized bottles will be a bit better.

EDIT: After reading other reviews and consulting my issues with Delush Polish it looks like the troubles with formula was just my batch and that it also helps to add a drop of thinner & shake it well. I will do that :)

You can purchase these and many more at Delush Polish Etsy store and you can also keep up with the latest news on Delush Polish's Facebook page.


*These were provided for a review

11 comments:

  1. Opalesque is my favorite too ! Too bad for their gritty finish, they looked pretty... :/

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    1. Yeah, maybe the Nail Pattern Boldness topcoat would sort it out otherwise two coats of regular topcoat should be fine.

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  2. These polishes are all gorgeous! My favourite is Glamazon!! It's really pretty +.+

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  3. Great colors from this brand :)

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  4. They are all so gorgeous!!

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  5. Thank you for the comments lovelies! x

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  6. You can hear - Ohhhhh - when I saw Opalesque. It is perfect!

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