EDIT: Looks like these have been pulled. Different stories are going around about why they have been recalled, but here is an article someone posted in a comment.
As you might be aware of, American Apparel the clothing company recently released a line of nail lacquer. The company sent me one to review, but I really wanted to check out their other colors and formula a little more in depth, so I ordered six more. I am NOT disappointed in what I got, they are really great!
The formula on these is totally outstanding. They are really smooth, no cuticle drag, not too thick or thin and opaque (most of them) in two coats. I am really impressed, I wasn’t expecting this great of quality from a company that doesn’t specialize in cosmetics, to be honest.
Have a looksee!
Mouse is a mouse taupe creme. Yes, this has the mushroom thing going on also, which is great. This one is a lot lighter than other mushroomy taupe’s we have recently seen. It’s not a dupe for anything I own, but very similar to Orly Country Club Khaki. Some other taupe’s you can compare this to are: Rimmel Steel Grey, Orly Country Club Khaki and OPI Over The Taupe. If you look at pics side by side (open two browser windows and compare) you will see they are all different. This was two coats.
Factory Grey is a blue/grey creme. This has a lot of blue in it and almost a hint of purple, which makes it very unique. The only other color I have that remotely looks similar is Dashing Diva Astor Place. Astor Place has a lot less blue/purple in it though. This was two coats.
Office is a light mint green creme. This one is really great on my skin tone, it doesn’t make my hands look red, like MAC’s Peppermint Patty did. There have been a ton of mint green’s lately, and this one could actually be a dupe for Essie’s Mint Candy Apple. Compare it to Illamasqua Milf, RGB Minty, China Glaze Re-Refresh Mint and Essie Mint Candy Apple. It is very close to Essie’s Mint Candy Apple, I would say if you own that then there might not be a need for Office. This was two coats.
Coney Island is a cotton pink, almost pastel, creme. LOVE IT! Usually these don’t do much for me, but this one looks really great. It was a bit streaky so I needed three coats to get it nice and even.
Peacock is a brilliant peacock blue creme. This is a really pretty color and I don’t really have many like this. I can’t think of any dupes that I own. This was two coats.
Hunter is a deep hunter green creme. This is a really nice vampy green. I kind of like that there is no shimmer and it’s a true hunter green. This won’t look black in low lighting, like a lot of deep greens we’ve seen this winter. This was two coats.
Berry is a slightly sheer berry creme. I had a little trouble with this one, it was too sheer for my liking and even after three coats it wasn’t totally even. I’m not really a fan of berry colors either, so this was my least favorite of them all.
Overall I am really impressed with this collection. I think a lot of these are definitely worth owning if you can get them.
I bought these on American Apparel’s website (except Berry which was sent to me gratis), for $6.00 each. However I do not see them on there right now, and I’m not sure what exactly that means. I haven’t heard that they were limited edition or anything, so if you are interested and want to know the scoop, you can call their customer service line at 1-888-747-0070.
What do you think, are you digging these?