Let's take a look at the selection of shades I received - half of each collection. Yes, they did two 12 piece collections!
The holographic ones, with flash (no sun, remember).
...and the magnetic ones. And now for some wheel swatches:
In the holographic collection, Depend actually bothered coming up with names for the shades. These are:
2028 Heather Pink
2029 Charm Pink
2032 Denim Blue
2036 Ocean Green
Of course I got aaall the pink ones. These holographics are reasonably good, and at least somewhere in between linear and scattered. They are jellyish in texture, a bit like the Hits holos, and therefore somewhat sheer, but still pretty good bang for the bucks (or..? more on that later). This was two coats each.
And then the six magnetic shades:
No names for the magnetics (all shown in two coats each), but in the collection as a whole, there are a bit of everything, just like Depend usually does it. Some are a bit more out of the ordinary, such as 6005, which has holographic glitter (!) and 6010, which has the odd combination of a red shade and opalescent glitter. All magnets that comes with the bottles have the same pattern. One or two more to choose from wouldn't had hurt, but the magnets are good and pretty easy to work with (apparently I was really sloppy when using it on the green polish, though).
Let's check some close up shots:
Both the glitter shades dry rather gritty, so a thick topcoat will be required for these. In the somewhat strange 6010, only a few particles surface well enough to not be covered in the red base. I'm still undecided if this shade is really cool or just plain weird in a bad way.
As for the colors I didn't get, I, for the first time I think, chose a few of the product photos Depend sent along to show you what could perhaps be interesting.
Among the magnetics: 6001, some kind of plum shade that seem to have a green flash or duochrome - which could just be a misleading photo, the teal and turquoise 6006, and what seems to be a decent blue shade in 6008.
And since we've all seen pretty much every color in holographics before, the one I will be picking up beside the above is 2035 Laurel Green.
These collections are a huge step up for the hit or miss brand Depend. After a boring spring collection, they pulled their crap together and managed a decent summer collection (that I have yet to show you), and now this. Equal portions of figuring out what will sell and what the lacqueristas really want - which is of course in the best of worlds more or less overlapping. Then there's the fact that all Depend polishes are minis of 5 ml (~0.16 fl oz), so they won't last you that long, and yes, these collections are set at a heavier pricing per bottle - almost double the usual price (49 SEK).
The magnetic lacquers are supposedly already out in Swedish stores, and the holographic collection will be out next week. Hopefully these will be sold in all countries where you can usually find Depend polishes.
What do you think of these?
Swedish word/expression of the day:
äntligen! -adverb finally!