May 30, 2013

LVX- Avireo & Midori [Swatch]


Here are two LVX polishes I received back in April, which I've finally got around to swatching!

First up is LVX- Avireo:


Avireo was released as part of their Summer 2012 collection.  It's a really dusty, grey-infused, army green creme.



Artificial light, two coats:



This color is great worn as a variation on a neutral.  It's flexible enough to be worn with just about anything, I think, and doesn't draw too much attention to itself.

Window-filtered daylight:


Outside, shade:



My only criticism is that it does dry a little darker than the bottle color; that's unfortunate since the bottle color is so nice.  



Sun:


Formula: Thick and pigmented; goes on smoothly, and self levels perfectly.  Pretty much a one-coat wonder, but I did two since I was photographing it.
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Next, is LVX- Midori:


Midori is a bright, almost-neon, chartreuse creme.  It almost has a pea green quality, since there's a healthy amount of yellow in this green. It was released Fall 2012.



Artificial light, two coats:



Window-filtered daylight:


It does tend to take on a cooler, greener tone in natural light.

Outside, shade:




I have nothing bad to say about this one; it's a fun color- not the most flattering on my skin, but wearable, definitely.

Formula: Very good. It's on the thicker side, and pigmented, gliding on the nail easily. The first coat is slightly streaky, but it self-levels decently. For the most part, the second coat fixes the streaky areas, and obscures the nail line nicely.


6 comments:

  1. Great photos. Midori looks really cool and unique. I have nothing like it. I wonder how it would look on me???

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    1. Thanks! Midori reminds me of OPI- Who The Shrek Are You?, but I am not sure how close they are since I don't own it. I think it'd look great on you, since I think your skin has less red in it than mine!

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  2. LOVING Avireo. I think it's so fun when you can see the pigments swirling in a polish.

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  3. Love this yellow so much! It's very unique, I can't remember seeing a color quite like it before.

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