January 27, 2013

Color Club- Antiquated [Swatch] & [Comparison]


Here is one I have been meaning to try for a while: Color Club- Antiquated from the Fall 2011 Foiled Collection.



Antiquated is a burnished gold/ light pewter foil finish- almost a rose gold, but not quite.  In some lighting it almost looks silvery on my skin, but it's definitely warmer than a true silver, yet much cooler than a true gold.

It's flattering on pale skin.  I can't get away with wearing many golds, but this type of subdued metallic shade, I can.  The name is also very appropriate; it's like a softly aged, patinaed metal.

Artificial light, two coats:




Window-filtered daylight:


Outside, shade:




Sun:


Definitely looks more pewter-y in sunlight.

Formula:  Very nice, opaque in two coats, and no consistency issues.  Also brushstroke-free as any good foil should be!
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Comparison Time!

Antiquated is of course very reminiscent of a popular rose gold foil polish: Orly- Rage, which I love for its lack of clashing with cool undertoned-skin.



Color Club- Antiquated, Orly- Rage

I also wanted to show them next to a real gold, so you can get a better idea of the metallic tone:


Zoya- Ziv, Color Club- Antiquated, Orly- Rage

And- the swatches:

Outside, shade:


Window-filtered daylight mixed with artificial light:


Unfortunately, my photos do the difference very little justice.  They are a shade or two apart, with Rage being much more rosy.  In comparison, Antiquated looks much more golden. 

Maybe too similar to each other to justify owning both, however they're definitely not dupes.

I love both of them!

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I just adore colors like this. I can never find the Color Clubs I want around here but I've been eying that Orly for months.

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    1. The Orly is really great too! If I had to pick one, it'd be the Orly. I think it is a little more unique!

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  2. I love metallics and foils. I've heard that CC collection was great for stamping too :)

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    1. I bet you're right! I will keep that in mind, I need to do more stamping!

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  3. I prefer the more gold-toned foils, but Antiquated looks great on you. I wasn't too successful stamping with it, I think it's the foily formula :S

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    1. Thank-you, and thanks for the stamping input. You just never know what's going to work with that.

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  4. I have Rage and love it. I need to pull that one out again. Great shots as usual. You are seriously my hero! You need Facebook so I can share your photos!

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    1. Aw! So, I was toying with the idea of making a Facebook page, and you reminded me, so I did!

      http://www.facebook.com/PolishHound

      I still have to import most of the posts, but... Thanks for the idea! :)

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    2. Good. I rave about you so much in my nail polish groups and now they can meet you. Do you want to join some of them? We just post our blog posts as well as just talk about everything nail polish and beauty:)

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    3. Shootski - I tried to add you but I guess you can't add a "page" you have to be a person to be in those groups... so not sure if you want to open a different one that is a normal FB that says "Cait Polish Hound" or something?? Up to you. Let me know what you do cuz then I can add you.

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    4. Shewt Facebook is so weird like that! Oh man, I don't know. I already have too many Facebooks as it is! Thanks though!

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    5. That's okay:) Unless you want to join the groups with your personal FB. That's actually what most people do. I don't have a personal one - I quit in April of last year and I don't miss it. I just do it as a "blogger" :)

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