Color Club Alter Ego Collection Swatches

I bought the new Color Club Alter Ego collection from Victoria Nail Supply. I bought the whole collection and I am now kicking myself for it. I like Color Club. I think they are a bit underrated but I am a bit disappointed in this collection. From the promo photos I was expecting bling and duochromes. There is some bling but nothing unique. Not much duochrome either. I think that if you love the colors and have nothing like them they are a good buy but overall I'm not as excited for these as I thought I would be.

The Reveal Your Mystery collection. All are sheer and needed about four coats to be opaque. That's a pity too because these are a really nice collection of soft shades. They are just too much work for me.

Sheer Disguise. A suprise because I like it. It's soft without being stark and an interesting mixture of grey and blue. It's sheer and needed four coats but I'm enjoying this one. Really, really wish this wasn't so sheer.

Give Me A Hint. A soft taupe. Not as purple leaning as some taupes but more of a mink.

Secret Rendezvous. A lilac.

Revealed. A golden peach with pink/peach pearl shimmer.

Incognito. A very soft nude. Reminds me of a very light coffee shade.

Get A Clue. This looks like it has a hint of lilac to the pink. It's not stark which was a surprise.

The Keep It Under Cover collection. All are shimmery and vibrant. The opposite of the soft colors above.

Alter Ego. This reminds me of Sally Hansen Purple Gala and Hard Candy Mr. Wrong but less purple and a bit more shimmery.

Masquerading. I have no idea if this is supposed to be a pearl, frost or metallic. It has an odd texture and dries really, really fast. Love the color but not the formula or finish. Plus side, it's a one coater and might work to stamp with. This would look wonderful as a creme.

Secret Agent. Much more vibrant and purple in real life. This shares the same formula and texture as Masquerading but it's thinner.

Total Mystery. Vibrant indigo with pink sparkles. Reminds me of OPI DS Magic and Sally Hansen HD in Laser (I think it's Laser).

Ulterior Motive. The pink version of Total Mystery.

Alias. This is sheer so I layered it over black. My pick of the group. It has a slight duochrome where it flashes purple with some pink and gold.


Mína February 4, 2011 at 9:17 AM

The Keep It Under Cover collection is beautiful! I will buy something from this :)

Andi February 4, 2011 at 9:42 AM

Agree! Keep It Under Cover definitely trumps Reveal Your Mystery. I'm sure Color Club will come out with a crazy-good summer collection *fingers crossed*

Rachel Marie February 4, 2011 at 9:48 AM

I'm on the fence about all of these colors. :/

Ria February 4, 2011 at 9:51 AM

Revealed, Alias and Sheer Disguise will be bought soon!Thanks for swatching!

Unknown February 4, 2011 at 9:52 AM

These are beautiful but my collection is so hugh I can pass. Seems like alot of dupes lately. Maybe they will show up at Ross cheaper to get them there :)

Miranda February 4, 2011 at 10:53 AM

Just like you I am a bit disappointed. Not as unique as I thought they would be unfortunately. Thanks for swatching!!

Liane February 4, 2011 at 11:01 AM

Total mystery is my fave.

Unknown February 4, 2011 at 11:13 AM

I really like Revealed. The rest I'll probably pass on.

Aurora's Nails February 4, 2011 at 12:14 PM

Total Mystery oooohhh my gosh! Just gorgeous!

Satori Karina February 4, 2011 at 1:09 PM

This is a great review of the entire collection - and it definitely guides me into a decision on these polishes.

Nail Noir February 4, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Revealed is gorgeous, but I'm meh on the rest.

jbrobeck February 5, 2011 at 7:49 AM

I thank you AGAIN for your swatches saving me $$$$!

Johanna (Paillette) February 10, 2011 at 1:01 AM

You are awesome for doing this!!!
I was really excited about this collection, but my sheets are out of control and it feels like polishes I've already got.

brittany March 13, 2011 at 5:51 PM

ok- color club is very very underrated but its still manageable lol. I use nothing but color club and bought both sets at ROSS for $8 each. I love all the jewel tones because I don't have much of this. my favorite one is ulterior motive, sheer disguise, and secret rendezvous so far. all of the colors are pretty but haven't tried them.

like you, I am also confused about masquerading I don't know how to describe it.

I plan on using total mystery on top of my deep indigo/navy (unsure of what to actually call it) nail polish from another company. I also love what you did with alias which is my moms favorite color to wear on its own because its not over done with shimmer.

Anonymous May 13, 2011 at 11:46 PM

Do you mean you bought the ENTIRE set/collection for $8!?

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