June 12, 2014

Picture Polish- Imperial [Swatch]

Today I have Picture Polish- Imperial to show you! This is one of the first Picture Polishes that caught my eye...long before I ever owned any of the brand. It's a collaboration shade by The Swatchaholic (as it says on the packaging!).

Imperial is a medium, royal purple base filled with blue shimmer and gold hex glitter.  It's hard for me to decide whether this is a cool or warm-leaning purple, since the shimmer is definitely cool, and does change the overall temperature of the color, I think.

The blue you see at the bottom of the bottle above is just sunken blue shimmer. You could turn this one upside down for a while prior to use, but I still got enough blue shimmer without doing that...although my swatches don't really show it- gah!

Artificial light, two coats:

Window-filtered daylight:

(I think the weird lines on the nail are from lotion that I failed to completely remove before photos- sorry!)

Outside, shade:

Formula: It is pretty damn nice. There's not much to say.  It glides on in a buttery way, and is opaque in two coats!

What do you think?


  1. What a beautiful polish, I have been on such a purple kick lately and this one is gorgeous :)

  2. What a pretty purple. I like the bits of glitter floating around it as well.

  3. As always, gorgeous pictures! A friend of mine has this one, and it's super pretty! I think I'll need to get me some Picture Polish too :)

  4. Thaaank you! You definitely need this one if you get some Picture Polish!

  5. I love the mix of glitter in this!

  6. I want to wear it again already!

  7. Oh man, I am on a purple kick too- it's BAD! Purple solidarity!