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Jan 07 2013

LVX Winter/Resort Collection 2013

LVX winter resort

LVX nail lacquer announced its third debut collection, Winter/Resort 2013, in November, and I was excited to see it based on the promo pics. Until now, all of LVX’s collections have included all cremes – but now we get to see the brand do shimmers and metallic polishes!

According to LVX, the winter and resort/cruise season is interesting; the holidays have passed but we still have cold nights that leave us wanting brighter and warmer days. With this in mind, LVX released six colors that are meant to be a transition nail wardrobe to slowly bridge us into early spring.

How about some swatches?!

Tribute:

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Tribute is a gorgeous sapphire blue shimmer. This one was opaque in two coats. An easy formula to work with.

 Luxe:

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Luxe is a metallic silver that looks fantastic and even, and it dries with no brush strokes for me. A winter winner, especially for nights out!

Alchemy:

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Alchemy is a nice gold metallic. Similar formula to Luxe. LVX says it’s a “flamboyant hue that pays homage to last Summer’s gold accessory trend,” and they recommend pairing it with Luxe for an “ultra chic look.”

Aubergine:

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Aubergine looks like a mauve purple to me; it’s a refined purple!

Dark Matter:

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Dark Matter is this season’s new gray, according to LVX, and the brand’s alternative to black.

Creamfields:

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Creamfields is a neutral with a soft peach nuance. I immediately thought of Illamasqua Load, but when I looked at my swatches of it, Creamfields is more jelly-like than Load, which is a touch more buttery.They are not dead-on dupes.

 I am impressed with LVX’s new shimmer and metallics. I hope to see more in coming collections! As the brand moves forward and continues putting out seasonal collections, their classic, yet trendy selections make me feel like I am part of something intentioned and rich.

In regards to color, my favorites are Aubergine, Creamfields and Tribute. I liked the formula on Dark Matter, Luxe and Alchemy, but they feel common to me. Formula on Creamfields was a little streaky on first go but it ended up nearly opaque on second coat. I might consider a third coat when I wear it, although I do like the jelly look of it after two coats.

LVX products are vegan and formulated without the use of Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Toluene, and Camphor. LVX nail lacquer is cruelty free, and all products are produced in the U.S.A. The new collection was available starting December 7, 2012 on www.shoplvx.com, and retails for $16 a bottle.

Have you tried LVX yet? Is there a polish from this collection that jumps out at you?! I’d love to hear your thoughts below!

Disclaimer: The LVX Winter/Resort 2013 Collection was provided to me for review by PR Firm/Manufacturer. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!

  • Deest

    Aubergine is my fave in this collection. Thanks for the swatches.

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks for checking them out, Deest. I love Aubergine. It was almost a wedding color for me LOL