Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Julep 'Sienna'

Check out Julep 'Emilie' HERE
*It has been brought to my attention by VijiiS that this could possibly be a dupe for Chanel's Kaleidoscope polish~

This is the second polish that came in the first Julep Maven bag, and it is quite different from Emilie.
I love the bottle~ So cute~ The brush is really nice as well :D

Sienna is a metallic, sparkly gold with silver and taupe undertones. The Julep website says it is just gold, but I have to disagree. It definitely has some taupey/gold undertones, but it also looks a little silver.


Price and Availability
$14 on the Julep Website, or you can sign up for the Julep Maven program and get this plus some other fantastic products for $9.99.

Formula
Compared to Emilie, which is a creme, Sienna was a little thinner. Although the formula was thinner, it was still very pigmented. You can get away with one coat, but the only problem was that one coat, although opaque, was a little streaky (It was streaky because it is a metallic color). I applied two coats and that was absolutely perfect. This dried very quickly and it dried to a semi-matte finish. I would suggest applying a top coat to avoid getting a flat looking metallic.

Swatches
One coat. See how streaky it is?

Two coats. Looks a lot better, right?


Up close and in natural lighting

In  natural light it looks more taupe/silver than gold.

Verdict
I really like this color, specially because it is a very complex color. It is not just a solid gold or solid silver. It has color dimension that many other metallic polishes do not have. The formula is also great, minus the initial streaks. I initially thought it was going to be similar to Zoya's 'Jules' but it is actually very different. I have nothing like this in my collection, so I am very happy with it ^_^

Rating: 9/10  (minus points for the streaky first coat and because it dries to be a little flat)
Recommend? Yes. If you love metallics or golds and silvers, I highly recommend this~
Repurchase?  I love this color, and I like way more than my Zoya Jules polish. But I probably would not repurchase it, because there are so many other polishes to try out there. I hardly ever repurchase a nail polish either ways (I have only repurchased one color in my life time, and that is OPI Done out in Deco).

14 comments:

  1. stunning!! The color is so pretty and blink blink~
    too bad it dries to be a lil flat, but who cares, it looks so gorgeous anyway! :D

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  2. it looks gorgeous! :) i would have to agree that it kind of looks has a taupe-y color with gold. hmmm... =)

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  3. this is such a pretty colour! I love it :)

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  4. This looks JUST like Kaleidoscope by Chanel!

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  5. I love this shade in natural light~ So pretty!

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  6. wow i love this shade!!! it's a true metallic. gorgeous =]

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  7. this looks super pretty! i love how sparkly it is and how it a changes in different light!

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  8. This color looks awesome. I'm loving the metallic inspired color on polishes nowadays. Thanks for this review and glad to know how it worked so well for you! - Mar
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  9. the color is mad gorgeous!! Unfortunately I can't find it in my country ):

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  10. i love your blog¡¡¡ is very cool kisses from Mexico :)

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  11. Wow, this color look so beautiful! *_*

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