Now that Labor Day is behind us, I feel like I can finally delve into the world of Fall nail color. We still have a few weeks of Summer left but, I’m already finding myself drawn to the rich shades of autumn.
The Dermelect Fall 2014 Bejeweled collection is so typical fall with a twist. Inspired by opulent jewel tones, this four-color collection sets itself apart with a range of finishes, from creme to texture.
Formula & Application
Dermelect ME nail polish is 5-Free and is the first peptide-infused nail color. It includes UV protection to prevent fading and discoloration. The square glass bottles, with their brushed metal caps, remind me of the RBL bottles. The brush is short, round and medium in width with flexible bristles that fan out easily on the nail without causing any dragging.
Because there is such variation of finishes in this collection, from creme to shimmer to texture, I will address the application individually below.
Dermelect Belle Epoque is a dark chocolate brown creme. There is red in the base, as opposed to yellow, so it’s a warmer brown overall. The consistency is very smooth but it dragged a bit on the nail so I needed three coats.
Dermelect Gilded is a textured, green-ish gold that shows a bit of duochrome, thanks to a bronze-y shimmer. While the texture trend seems to be waning, this is definitely a unique one in my collection. I used two coats for full coverage and really love how it looks with top coat, below. I used a coat of Gelous and then HK Girl to get it smooth.
Dermelect Heirloom is a deep indigo shimmer. The shimmer makes it look a lot more purple in the bottle than it does on the nail. It’s really smooth and pigmented, needing only two coats. Word of warning, this one stains so I suggest a ridge-filling base coat or two layers of a thinner base coat to protect the nail.
Dermelect Lustrous is a flecked, cognac shimmer. The metallic flecks give a color shift effect, looking fuchsia or gold depending on the angle. The base is a warm, browned red, with a fall leaves feel. It’s not the most pigmented polish so I needed three coats.
Bottom Line: I was still on board with texture last spring but I’m kind of over it. However, and this is a big however, Gilded is really unique. I’m totally making an exception for it though I’ll probably opt to wear it glossy. I’m also digging the autumnal feel of Lustrous. Heirloom is very pretty but the staining is a drawback. Belle Epoque gets points for its name that references a time of optimism, peace and prosperity.
The Dermelect ME Bejeweled collection is available now on Dermelect.com and ULTA stores and coming soon to ULTA.com. Dermelect nail polish is also available on Amazon.com and Dermstore.com. Dermelect nail polish retails for $12/ea at ULTA and $14/ea everywhere else.
If you want a chance to win the Bejeweled collection, share your fall manicure with @Dermelect on Instagram using #Dermelect.
What do you think of these Bejeweled shades? Which one is your fave? What nail colors are you loving for fall?Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for Dermelect. Affiliate links appear in this post. When you purchase through an affiliate link, you help support this site. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.