Good afternoon dear polish sweethearts! Today I'm sharing some swatches of a 5-piece ombre set by The New Black. This brand's concept is really neat to me. They aim to take polish trends and make them accessible. It's great for people that don't have 600+ polish collections but want to be on trend and try out some new things. In addition to the ombre sets they sell (there are a ton, and in a bunch of different colors), they also have a typography manicure kit, funky french manicure duos, and glitter duos.
These swatches are from the Waves ombre set. This is the order that they were packaged in; they go from lightest to darkest and from most green to most blue.
The bottles in the set are rectangular minis. They are the exact same bottles that you can find in the Urban Decay polish sets. I have to say, with the large logo on there, they have a very bold graphic appeal!
The darkest teal color (thumb) is a creme finish, and required two coats. The pointer is the glitteriest color, again using two coats. The middle finger is a shimmer, which needed -- you guessed it -- two coats. The fourth finger is another shimmer color, and I needed three coats for that one. The pinky is a light minty creme, which only needed two coats.
The formula of these polishes is very nice. Very creamy and pigmented, with a range in finishes. This makes the set very nice for people that don't have a very wide collection and want to get some different polish types to try out.
I have to say though, I am more intrigued by some of their other ombre sets. The thing that I struggled with in this one is the lone glitter polish. I think it throws off the smooth gradient look to have one glitter nail in the midst of the more subtle finishes. I am usually on board with unusual nail looks, but for the ombre, I guess I am a bit pickier.
If you are looking for a truer, more consistent ombre look, I would suggest looking into their Floyd or Haze sets. Though I haven't tried them myself, from the look of them, the finishes all seem to be closer together.
Despite the fact that I might not wear this as an ombre look, the colors are beautiful and the formula is first class. If you are a fan of teals and greens, this is definitely a set worth checking out to bolster your collection.
You can find more information about The New Black on Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube. Their products can be found at Sephora and Nordstrom. The 5 piece ombre sets retail for $22.
The products in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer or their PR.