Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Model's Own Beetlejuice Collection Swatches and Review

As soon as the Model's Own Beetlejuice Collection was announced, I was super excited. So when they were released, I ordered them all (except for Pinky Brown, which was out of stock already). Since this is my favorite picture of the bunch, I wanted to put it first so it shows up in the blogroll:

This is an underwater pic of Purple Blue (the one that resembles Orly Galaxy Girl), and you'll see it again at the end.

On to the polishes:

Model's Own - Golden Green

This one is the one I thought might dupe Chanel Peridot (I was hoping, because I desperately need a backup). It turns out it's quite different, but still utterly gorgeous. It looks like a bright olive/lime green from straight on, and takes on a more grassy green at the edges and at high angles. Unfortunately, it didn't look spectacular underwater, so I didn't bother taking pictures. I really do like this one, and it had nice depth at three coats (shown).

Model's Own - Aqua Violet

This, too, was one that didn't show its colors underwater, but the prominent sky blue and lavender both show most of the time in person. While the colors aren't intensely bright, the duochrome is almost always apparent. Very pretty. I'll have to get Sally Hansen Lapis Amethyst out to compare them sometime. This also took three easy, thin coats to get nice depth and coverage.

Model's Own - Emerald Black

Holy gooses. I didn't think this would be such a stunner. Even thought the duochrome is a lot harder to see in this one, it is such a rich dark emerald green that I was captivated by it right off. I think this is a perfect Christmas green if you like dark vampy colors. At high angles you can see a navy blue side to it, but it's not often visible, and it covers in two easy, thin coats. So lovely.

Model's Own - Purple Blue

I'm pretty sure this is the one of the group with the strongest duochrome, and it does resemble Orly Galaxy Girl, but is not quite the same. It shifts from blue to pink and into the orange/gold realm. Three coats are shown.

This is one that DID show off nicely underwater:

There are a couple of these that I thought might have dupes, but so far I haven't seen any true duplicates.  The Polishaholic did some awesome comparisons here if you'd like to see.

What do you think of the Beetlejuice Collection? Did it live up to your expectations?


  1. These are all gorgeous! Those underwater shots are especially amazing =) When I first heard about this collection, I assumed they would all have the finish that Sally Hansen Prisms have, that sheer, brushstrokey formula but I was so glad to see a glass fleck and deep shimmer finishes in there as well. I haven't picked them up yet, but I am so glad that they are permanent so I don't have to scramble to get them =)

  2. I haven't tried the Beetlejuices I bought yet - I have so many untrieds in my stash so they'll have to wait for a little longer.

    Your pics are gorgeous though - how come you take them under water? And how?

  3. I love these swatches, they are the best I've seen so far of this collection!

  4. @Rainbowify - I take underwater pics of duochromes cause it allows me to capture all of the colors at once. I just use a white bowl placed by the sliding door for some natural light and stick my hand right in!

    @Elsa P. - Thank you soooo much!


Please do not use comments to advertise or spam. Links to blogs or other sites without specific purpose will not be published.

All comments are moderated (it's so that I can be sure and read every one), so your comment may not appear right away.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...