Jin Soon Nail Lacquer in Metaphor Swatches & Review

Jin Soon Metaphor

Jin Soon Choi has a relatively new nail lacquer collection out which includes twelve shades, including Metaphor which I have for you today.

Jin Soon Nail Lacquer is five free meaning it contains no toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde, toluene, DPB, or camphor. There are UV filters inside which helps it from fading or turning yellow.

Metaphor comes from her A La Mode collection. This collection was all named by models that she frequently works with. Model Guinevere Van Seenus named Metaphor.

Jin Soon Metaphor 2

Jin Soon Metaphor Swatch
Metaphor (indoor lighting)

Jin Soon Metaphor Swatch 2
Metaphor (flash)

Metaphor is a dark bottle green creme. It’s murky and very dark, but obviously green not black. This shade was so pigmented that I nearly just used one coat, but did two. What can I say, the formula is really amazing, saturated and caused me no issues at all. The top cap comes off easily to reveal an easier to use round one, which is a nice bonus. The shade is gorgeous and I am impressed! The only downfall may be the price, especially for the amount you get…

Availability: Nordstrom and Sephora.

Pricing: $18.00 for 0.33 oz.

What do you think about Metaphor? Have you tried any of the Jin Soon shades yet?


Note: Jin Soon is cruelty free.

Do you like this product?

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  • January 12, 2013

    I’ve heard such nice things about the quality of this brand – it’s way out of my price range, sadly :/

  • January 12, 2013

    this looks amazing! the perfect green shade in my opinion. but waaaaayy to pricey!
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  • January 12, 2013

    yes find out of it is , it is really pretty. Im trying my best to be this year 100% cruelty free.

    it is a big task im still trying to find : toothpaste, baby oil ( wonderful for shaving) and pads ( yeah those we use once in a month)

  • January 12, 2013

    I adore this color and I like that it’s five free, but I have a hard time paying more than $10 for nail polish.

  • January 12, 2013

    The color And texure seem amazing, not the price tho, don’t you think?

  • January 12, 2013

    Just totally ‘wow’ on the pigmentation!!

  • January 12, 2013

    I think the price is outrageous when brands like Deborah Lippmann or Illamasqua (or heck even OPI) are producing great colors similar to this at equal or lower prices…and each of those give you .5!

  • January 12, 2013

    Very pretty…but not at that price point and bottle size. I need either a unique color or a .5ml bottle to justify the price point and this is not that!

  • January 12, 2013

    I haven’t tried this brand but I do love this sort of color. I was just looking at a similar one (not quite as dark) from Zoya, I think it’s called Evvie
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    • January 12, 2013

      That’s a really pretty color too. I think that’s a pretty good dupe for Metaphor.

  • January 13, 2013

    The colour’s edgy, and it’s nice to hear that the pigmentation is good. The bottle shape reminds me of Illamasqua.
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  • January 13, 2013

    I really love this shade! Did you start using your fancy pants lighting? The non-flash swatch is beautiful :)
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    • January 14, 2013

      Haha well I have been playing around with it but don’t like the results yet. The photo seems too dark and cool-toned…But thanks!

  • January 14, 2013

    Thank you for the review Vampy Varnish! Happy to hear your feedback. The polish is cruelty free. Also our new spring colors will be out early March. You can also purchase our polish at SpaceNK and on our website http://www.jinsoon.com where you can find our other nail products.

  • January 15, 2013

    Mmm, dreamy shade of green… my favourite. A little pricey, though.
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