253: Greige type of color with pearl/frost finish. 254: Blue creme on the warmer side. 255: Bright turquoise with pearl/frost finish.
256: Muddy taupe creme. 257: Nude-ish creme. 258: Washed out plum purple with pearl/frost finish.
259: Dark forest green with pearl/frost finish. 260: Army green creme of the cooler variety. 261: Pink creme.
262: Black with pearl/frost finish. 263: Pig like pink nude sorta creme. 264: Berry creme.
Here they are on wheel, two coats each, first in sun:
...and in the shade:
Noteworthy: this finish that recurs in this collection is... Weird. It's not a frost, nor is it really a pearl. Maybe closer to frost, but still not. The interesting thing about this finish is it dries semi-matte, like it seems all Depend's polishes with this finish have done lately. I think these will be better without a topcoat (like they're presented here), but with ...not so much.
In the press release, Depend uses color descriptions as lilac purple and jade green. I can't see any of that here, but we all perceive and refer to colors differently. I do believe they think of 258 as the lilac (the flower, syrén in Swedish, comes in different colors of course), and 260 as jade, but it really is too greyed and dark to resemble the stone most of us think of. I'd say it's a camouflage - it's too cool toned to be olive. Depend also mentions a powder pink. When I hear that, I think of a light, slightly warmer, but pastel, pink. I can't find that either, though I'm thinking maybe they're aiming for that with 263, which I find to be a terrible shade, and can't imagine it actually flattering anyone's skintone - it's really pig like. No, that's an insult to pigs, they're dears.
If you're looking for good one coater staples, then I may point you to the dark, muddy taupe 256, which has that odd badly mixed pigments close to the bottle glass that some of the fall OPI's did, but it seems blended in the middle and ...yes, covers in one coat. The green 260 and the black-weird-finish 262, as well as the berry 264 covers great as well. All other need two coats. Some of the cremes were really thick, even thicker than usual, and don't level out as well as I'd like them to, so the thinner bottle may come handy when using those.
Overall, very little color for a Depend collection, but probably going well with the fall trends - as usual. Nothing really new or fantastic, but may make some great staples or just new colors to the average person.
Are you feeling any of these? Me neither. I'll use these as safe colors when needed. But holler if you'd like to see full swatches of any.
Swedish word of the day:
skitväder -noun crappy weather
It's closing in on us.