W.I.C. by Herôme – Mystic Japan (swatches & review)

W.I.C by Herôme recently released their new limited edition collection: Mystic Japan. This collection consists of six new shades. I’m excited about this collection. Look at it, six cheerful shades for Summer: wic mystic japanherome mystic japan bottlesAll swatches are with base and top coat.

Nagoya, a light green cream. This hue of green really doesn’t suit my light skin tone, as with Plant The Planet by Essence. They are very similar. The only difference is that Nagoya is a bit darker. The formula is a bit streaky but levels out to a nice and smooth finish. This is opaque in two coats, but I used three.herome nagoya mystic japanNemuro, a yellow cream that is easy to work with for a yellow shade. We all know yellow isn’t the easiest color to work with, but this one is okay! This is two coats.herome nemuro mystic japanSapporo, a light blue cream with lots of fine silver shimmer. Definitely one of my favorites from this collection. The formula is great. I’m wearing two easy coats. herome sapporo mystic japanYokohama, a medium purple cream with a hint of silver shimmer. The shimmer is hardly visible on the nails. The formula is okay. This is two coats.herome yokohama mystic japanShizuoka, the pink sister of Yokohama (two coats).herome shizuoka mystic japanKyoto, a red cream with strong orange tones to it. Bright, but no ‘in your face’. This one also has a hint of silver shimmer. The formula is okay. I’m wearing two coats here.herome kyoto mystic japan
This collection is now available in Dutch stores and trough their website, until the end of June 2013. You can get one (7 ml) for € 7,50 (around $9.75) and two for € 12,50 (around $16.25).

Any favorites, girls?

W.I.C. by Herôme – Natural New Zealand (swatches & review)

The new limited edition collection from W.I.C. by Herôme, Natural New Zealand, is inspired by the nature and the robust landscape of New Zealand. The collection consists of six shades, three shimmers and three creams. Let’s jump right into the swatches, shall we?wic natural new zealandAll swatches have a base coat, two coats of color (unless otherwise mentioned) and a top coat.

Wellington, a soft peachy nude cream. This was opaque in two easy coats without streaking or dragging. wic wellington - natural new zealand
Tauranga, a light blue cream. The formula is great, as with all the creams of this collection. wic tauranga - natural new zealand
Auckland, a soft blue toned light green cream. Not very unique, but lovely for Spring. The formula is -again- great. wic auckland - natural new zealand
Rotorua, a mustard yellow shimmer. The formula is thin and sheer and needed three coats for full opacity. Colorwise, this is not really my cup of tea. I bet it would look great if you have a dark skin tone. As with almost all Herôme polishes that I’ve tried, this dried very quickly. wic rotorua - natural new zealand
Hamilton, a dusty lavender shimmer. Another great shade for Spring.wic hamilton - natural new zealand
Dunedin, a salmon pink shimmer that needed three coats for full opacity. Lovely shade!wic dunedin - natural new zealand
What do you think of this collection? Any favorites?wic_new_zealand_packshot_me
This collection is now available through the webshop of Herôme for € 7,50 each (two for € 12,50).

W.I.C. by Herôme – Fancy Sweden (swatches &review)

W.I.C. by Herôme had released their new Limited Edition collection Fancy Sweden. This collection consists of six shades:wic fancy swedenWhat I love about this collection is the variety of shades and finishes. The formula of all is good which made the application very easy. All my swatches are finished with one coat of Seche Vite. All the pictures are taken in daylight.

Let the pictures do the talking from now:

Orebro, a soft light blue cream with very fine silver shimmer (2 coats).wic orebro
Malmo, a soft mint green cream (2 coats).wic malmo
Uppsala, a soft velvet pink with fine silver shimmer. This polish seems more orange than pink on me (2 coats).wic uppsala
Gothenburg, a petrol blue cream with lots of greyish undertones (2 coats).wic gothenburg
Helsingborg, a very bright hot pink (1 coat!). I really love this 😀wic helsingborg
Stockholm, a bright blue jelly-ish cream (2 coats). This could be a one-coater, but because of the jelly-ish formula I’ve used two. Love love love!wic stockholmThis collection is now available for €7,50 each, or two for €12,50. You can get your favorite(s)at the drugstore or through their website.
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My favorites are Helsingborg, Stockholm and Orebro.  Which one(s) caught your attention?

W.I.C. by Herôme “So Undercover” (swatches & review)

Referring to my earlier post, W.I.C. by Herôme has released their winter collection called So Undercover. This collection consists six vibrant colors that are inspired by the so called American comedy film starring Miley Cyrus.
Let’s jump right into the swatches and review, shall we? 😀


Molly
, a bronzed brown base with multicolored glitter (mostly copper, green purple and blue). The formula is very sheer. That didn’t give application problems though. I needed three coats to get it opaque.wic molly
Becky, multicolored glitter (pink, blue and green) swimming in a sheer brown base. I’ve used three coats here.wic becky


Bizzy
, a plum base filled with multicolored glitter (pink, blue, green and silver (?)). The formula of this one is also sheer. So I used three coats here.wic bizzy


Cotton
, (awesome name isn’t it?) a silver base with slightly baby blue undertones. This one is filled with very fine silver glitter. I used two coats here.wic cotton


Summer
, a pearly and therefore streaky pink leaning to lilac which gets opaque in two coats. wic summer

Sasha, another pearl… a nude one. This one is also streaky. I’ve used two coats here.wic sasha

FINAL THOUGHTS
Overall I like this collection because of the diversity of the shades. Pearls and glitters in one collection. To me, the picture that was sent to me with the press note didn’t seem very color accurate. Based on that I thought Molly was going to be my favorite, but after swatching the collection, Bizzy spoke more to me. Cotton seems way more baby blue on the picture -in the press note- than it is in real life, which isn’t a bad thing. Personally I really dislike when a polish has a streaky finish (like Summer and Sasha) but yeah, that’s what most pearls do 😉

Tell me, do you like this collection and which one is your favorite?

* (some of the) products were sent to me by the company/PR for my unbiased review