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JINsoon Spring 2015 – JINsoon X Tila March Swatches & Review

JINsoon Spring 2015 - JINsoon X Tila March Review via @alllacqueredup

JINsoon Spring 2015 – JINsoon X Tila March

The first time I met nail guru Jin Soon Choi, we bonded over our love unique nail colors, especially green. I also learned of Jin’s past as a fashion designer in Korea. With the JINsoon Spring 2015 collection, we see those two passions collide. Jin has teamed up with designer Tamara Taichman of Tila March to create her first fashion and polish collaboration, the JINsoon X Tila March collection of nail polish, bags, and shoes.

Formula & Application

JINsoon nail polish is 5-Free (Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor) and includes UV filters to prevent yellowing and fading of color. The bottles are tall, thin rectangles with shiny, black removable caps.

The brush has changed since the launch of the brand. It is now round, short and a thick with flexible bristles that easily fan out to cover the nail. I prefer round brushes as I find it easier to create a smooth curve along the cuticle.

The formula is squishy and packed with pigment in all fives shades. However, the two lighter polishes are somewhat streaky and need three coats to become opaque. The other three only need two coats and dry nice and glossy. Note: Tila left some staining so be prepared with your favorite stain remover. I rely on Orly Cutique.

JINsoon Spring 2015

JINsoon Charme is a limon yellow creme. It’s a pale, creamy shade with just a hint of chartreuse lurking underneath. It’s kind of a problem child due to application issues but it’s definitely unique in that it stands out next to my yellow-based greens and green-leaning yellows. I’ve swatched it below next to China Glaze Sun Upon My Skin and Zoya Bekka and neither is a match.

JINsoon Charme Spring 2015 via @alllacqueredup

JINsoon Charme

JINsoon Charme comparison via @alllacqueredup

China Glaze Sun Upon My Skin, JINsoon Charme, and Zoya Bekka

JINsoon Doux is a pink-y bisque creme. It’s somewhat thick and challenging to work with but an unusual take on neutral. It looks very similar to Essie Ballet Slippers in the bottle, but the pigmentation and somewhat greyed undertone set it apart.

JINsoon Doux Spring 2015 via @alllacqueredup

JINsoon Doux

JINsoon Doux comparison via @alllacqueredup

JINsoon Doux and Essie Ballet Slippers

JINsoon Enflammée is a hot orange creme with fruit punch undertones that lend to its slight coral leaning. It’s not quite as coral as Zoya Heidi (see below) but not as bold and searing as China Glaze Pop The Trunk but definitely more intense in person.

JINsoon Enflammée Spring 2015 via @alllacqueredup

JINsoon Enflammée

JINsoon Enflammée comparison via @alllacqueredup

Zoya Heidi, JINsoon Enflammée, and China Glaze Pop the Trunk

JINsoon Farouche is a rich fuchsia creme with a lot of depth. It applies like a jelly with a high gloss shine, making it a pleasure to polish with. It’s a perfect mix of the raspberry hued L’Oreal Members Only and the purple-based Zoya Areej.

JINsoon Farouche Spring 2015 via @alllacqueredup

JINsoon Farouche

JINsoon Farouche comparison via @alllacqueredup

L’Oreal Members Only, JINsoon Farouche, and Zoya Areej

JINsoon Tila is a bold forest green with a hint of sea blue. It’s not quite teal, not quite green. My first thought was OPI Jade is the New Black but Tila is brighter and cooler, making JitNB look hunter green in comparison.

JINsoon Tila Spring 2015 via @alllacqueredup

JINsoon Tila

JINsoon Tila and OPI comparison via @alllacqueredup

JINsoon Tila, OPI Jade is the New Black

JINsoon X Tila March Collection and Nail Art

In addition to the pop art nail polishes in this collection, the colors will be used in various Tila March bags and sandals. Also, designer Tamara Taichman created the JIN Vanity Case. The case comes in all five colors and includes a dedicated compartment to hold nail polish bottles. I’m OBSESSED with the Tila green version (pictured below). It’s at the top of my wish list. LOVE!

Finally, Jin showcased the colorful collection by creating a series of nail art designs. Per usual, she’s so on-trend with a unique take on negative space, and clean, eye-catching looks that are delightfully attainable.

JINsoon Tila March Collection Nail Art via @alllacqueredup

JINsoon Tila March Collection

Tila March JIN Vanity Case via @alllacqueredup

Tila March JIN Vanity Case

JINsoon Tila March Collection Nail Art via @alllacqueredup

JINsoon Tila March Collection Nail Art

JINsoon Tila March Collection Nail Art via @alllacqueredup

JINsoon Tila March Collection Nail Art

JINsoon Tila March Collection Nail Art via @alllacqueredup

JINsoon Tila March Collection Nail Art

JINsoon Tila March Collection Nail Art via @alllacqueredup

JINsoon Tila March Collection Nail Art

JINsoon Tila March Collection Nail Art via @alllacqueredup

JINsoon Tila March Collection Nail Art

JINsoon X Tila March Spring 2015 swatches via @alllacqueredup

JINsoon X Tila March Spring 2015 swatches

Bottom Line: If you know me at all, you know Tila had me at “Hello.” It’s a joy to apply and wear. A total no-brainer. I’m also a fan of Farouche and Enflammee as they are great warm-weather brights. Chartreuse-esque shades are hard to pull off when you’re pale, like me, but I can see Charme being fab on olive or darker skintones. I just wish the formula was a little better but that tends to be the case with opaque yellows and light colors, like Doux.

JINsoon X Tila March is available now at JINsoon salons and Tila March locations. You can find them online at and JINsoon nail polish retails for $18/ea. For more info visit

Are you loving these colors, or what? Which ones do you plan to pick up? If anyone splurges on the JIN Vanity Case, can I come play with it?

Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for JINsoon. 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
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  1. Shana37 says:

    I’m sure it’s more work for you, but I really appreciate the comparison swatches you have in this post! It makes it a lot easier to decide if I already “have” a color, or if maybe I would like one of the close dupes better. I’m sure it takes a long time, but would be super duper awesome if you could do this for more swatch posts in the future! :)

    • I’m glad you find it helpful. It is more work but it’s worth it if you finds it beneficial.

      • Shana37 says:

        Saw that you’ve done them in the two other collection reviews you posted this week (you’ve been busy!), and they’re so amazingly helpful — and pretty! Thanks again, and I love your site!

  2. Lisa N. says:

    Those are some very nice cremes.

  3. Lisa T. says:

    I LOVE when you do swatch comparisons! I can only hope for more in the future, but if not, is it safe to assume you prefer the clear swatch sticks over the white ones, in case I want do do my own?

    • Hi Lisa! I definitely plan to keep up with the comparisons, as time allows. And yes, I do prefer the clear. It gives me a better idea of opacity for comparisons. And I use them for nail art practice so they’re better for negative space designs because I can lay them over my nail to get an idea of how it will look.

  4. Amber DeSadier says:

    I love the new swatches comparison part of your blog! Awesome!

  5. kel says:

    i love how you have done the comparison swatches!

  6. Loving the nailart designs she used to showcase them!

  7. Morganne says:

    Love the comparison swatches, thanks!

  8. Joanna says:

    Ive seen other blogs do the swatch stick compare too. Might as well make use of all the zillion colors a nail/beauty blogger accumulates. Where did the new inspiration draw from?

    • Exactly. I’ve been using the sticks for a couple years as a reference for colors I purge, but I started using them for comparisons when I write my posts and figured I may as well photograph them. I don’t know if I’ll always have the time but I’ll try.