Color Club‘s new Alter Ego collection features two separate 6-piece collections. One is a light, sweet side and the other called Keep It Undercover features some great dark shades.
Normally I find Color Club’s formula to be very buttery, smooth and fabulous. These were harder to work with. I found most of them to be very thick and almost sticky and stringy. A few left me bald spots even after three coats. Hmmmmmmmm, what’s the deal here?
The set comes with their Vivid top coat, which can be used to slightly brighten these colors. I did notice some of them dried a little flat so a top coat will definitely bring out the shine. I didn’t use it on any of these swatches however.
Anyway let’s check out the colors themselves, which are all quite nice.
Masquerading is a deep green teal with shimmer. I love this color, it’s very pretty and reminds me of the ocean. This was really saturated and I barely even needed a second coat. It was definitely on the thick side though and not super easy to apply.
Secret Agent is a medium blurple with blue and pink shimmer. Very nice color and even better in person. I did have some patchiness near my cuticle (cuticle drag) with this one. This was two coats.
Alter Ego is a medium eggplant purple with shimmer. In fact it almost looks like a foil polish doesn’t it? It’s a very unusual color and the shimmer is gold, which I love. It was definitely extremely sheer though so I needed three coats for coverage.
Total Mystery is a vivid blue with pale blue and pink shimmer. This is a cool color, though I did have problems with patchiness as you can see if you look at my ring finger near my cuticle. For some reason every time I applied another coat it wiped some off. Argh! This was three coats.
Ulterior Motive is a bright fuchsia pink with blue, purple and pink shimmer. Gorgeous! Star of the show for me folks, I love this one. I didn’t have any issues with this, though again it was pretty thick. This was two coats, but probably should have been three for better coverage.
Alias is a dark purple with subtle pink and blue shimmer. I found this one to be very watery and thin at first but it built up nicely after three coats. I would prefer more opacity though, it still felt like it needed another coat to me.
Good collection, but not my favorite from Color Club. I think the formula was a little off with these. The colors to get for me are Ulterior Motive, Secret Agent and Masquerading.
Availability: Online now
Pricing: $3-6 depending on where you buy
What do you think of this collection?