Wednesday, November 12, 2014

SUPER BLACK Lacquers Fall 2014 Collection: Swatches and Review

I'm so excited for today's post! I've been a huge fan of SUPER BLACK Lacquers since the brand launched back in 2012—in fact, I think I can definitively trace my indie polish obsession back to my first SUPER BLACK purchase—so it's a pretty big deal for me to be swatching and reviewing the fall 2014 polishes on my very own blog now. Natalie has always put together the most amazing, unique collections, and this one is no exception.

First up is The Perfectionist, a pinky-nude cream with a unique purple shimmer to it. I'll be honest: when I saw this one in the bottle, I was a bit dubious. This color paired with the shimmer effect is just so unusual that I didn't know if I'd care for it much. But that all changed as soon as I got it on my nails, because I am in love with it now. It's just so flattering and versatile: it would make a great nail art base, but it's also lovely on its own. This is two easy, creamy coats plus topcoat.

Bruiser is a silver-frosted plummy purple cream. This one was my initial favorite and I still really love it. It's maybe a little more red in real life—my stubborn camera insisted on picking up more blue tones than red. The first coat was a little streaky, but the second (and final) coat evened things out just fine. I also used topcoat here for a shiny finish.

Fall Back is a midnight blue crelly (oh, how I hate smushwords, but there's just no other term for it!). I was actually relieved that this was more of a jelly than a true cream, to be honest, because that meant no staining & cleanup was a breeze! As you can see, it still covers really well and builds up to a deep, gorgeous blue. This is three thin coats plus topcoat. (And, before my husband tsks at me about it: apologies for the major lamp reflections on this one! I hope to get those toned down some in the near future.)

Next up is Semi Automatic, a gunmetal grey metallic. I love pretty much every grey polish ever created, so of course I love this one, too. I was especially impressed by the formula: this is two easy coats, but it covered so well, I think I could've probably gotten away with just one. I also found it to be a lot less brush-strokey than most other metallics I've tried. Topcoat helped with that, too.

And finally, the showstopper: Boss Lady. This gold glitterbomb has gold pigment and lots of different sizes of gold glitter in it, so the effect is undeniably, unabashedly blingy. I think this would be fantastic to rock on all your nails for a holiday party, or on just a couple of nails as accents. I'll probably do both before the year is over! This builds up to full coverage with three relatively easy coats—no real placement needed, but I did use my third coat to make sure any small gaps were filled in.

And that's it! This is a fantastic collection full of unique, wearable shades—so, exactly what we've come to expect from Natalie and SUPER BLACK. It's so hard for me to pick a favorite, but if pressed, I'd probably go with The Perfectionist. Which one do you like best?

The SUPER BLACK Fall 2014 Collection is available now and can be purchased at for $12 USD each.

Disclosure: The products in this post were provided by SUPER BLACK Lacquers for my consideration. All opinions are my own. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.

1 comment :

  1. While I like them all I think my fav is The Bruiser. I also like Boss Lady and your idea of accent finger/s for a cute festive holiday look. Thanks for sharing these lovely polishes.


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