Jessica Peacock Queen is a new collection of three iridescent and super shimmery nail colors.
These three nail colors may look very familiar to some of you. They are very similar to the Illusions d’ Ombre de Chanel collection from last fall. I think this collection was also supposed to be released last fall (the press release I have says fall ’11) but is just coming out in the US now.
These three colors may look like Chanel, but they are really pretty in their own right. And WAY less expensive!
Iridescent Eye, Bronze Tailed, Smoky Feather
Iridescent Eye, Bronze Tailed, Smoky Feather, Peridot, Quartz, Graphite
Iridescent Eye, Peridot
Iridescent Eye is a multichrome metallic that changes from green to gold to bronze to blue. It’s a very strong multichrome, which is a good thing. Really good formula, no brush strokes if you are careful, and covered in three thin coats.
Iridescent Eye on middle and pinky and Chanel Peridot on pointer and ring
So what are the differences between this and Peridot? Ok well as far as color, they are pretty dead-on. Same multichromatic goodness. I use three coats for both. The main difference I see, and it’s more obvious in person, is that Peridot has shimmer in it that Iridescent Eye doesn’t have. Iridescent Eye tends to look more like a straight metallic and Peridot has more shimmer within the metallic-ness. Make sense?
But honestly they are SO close and if you missed Peridot or didn’t want to pay for it, this is a great substitute!
Iridescent Eye on middle, Peridot on pointer
Bronze Tailed, Quartz
Bronze Tailed is a cool-toned taupe brown with silver shimmer. Nice formula but a little sheer. I needed three coats.
Bronze Tailed on middle and pinky, Quartz on pointer and ring
The differences between these two are a little more apparent in photos. Bronze Tailed is a little more brown with a lot less shimmer. Less brush-stroke-y also.
Quartz has a greenish cast and a lot of pink and green shimmer. It looks more frosty than Bronze Tailed does.
Bronze Tailed on middle, Quartz on pointer
Smoky Feather, Graphite
Smoky Feather is a slate green with massive gold and multi-colored shimmer. Gorgeous color, love the grey-ish green base and all that glittery goodness. This was three coats but you could use two.
Smoky Feather on middle and pinky, Graphite on pointer and ring
These are very close colors, but not exact in terms of finish. The predominant shimmer colors in Graphite are green and gold. Smoky Feather has less gold than Graphite and more pink. Also it looks a little less of an “in your face” shimmer than Graphite. The shimmer is more in the background.
Smoky Feather on middle, Graphite on pointer
I really loved both Iridescent Eye and Smoky Feather. I like Bronze Tailed, but it’s my least favorite one here. I think these are great colors, despite being so close to the Chanel ones. I know A LOT of people don’t want to pay Chanel prices and I don’t blame them! Also these are 0.5 oz and Chanel is 0.4 oz, so you get even more for your money with these.
Availability: Jessica Cosmetics.
Now that you have seen the comparison, what do you think? Did you pick up any of the Chanel colours and will you be getting any of these?