Recently, the great folks at Esther's Nail Center sent me 5 Adoree polishes to swatch and review.
Unlike usual, I applied all these polishes over a sticky basecoat (Amour). Some were thin so it made everything flow better.
Also, as Esther's lists Adoree by number first, I've included that with each review.
166 Deep Purple - Tyrian purple shimmer with red and blue shimmer particles. This is a deep, rich, and regal vampy purple shimmer. When I first saw it in the bottle, I thought I wasn't going to like it, as I saw silver ribbons. And silver ribbons usually equate to frosty mess, but I was pleasantly surprised. There is a bit of frosty sheen to the finish, but it's not brush-stroke-y and it's not unflattering. This was one of the thicker formulas that I tried. Pic is 2 coats.
216 Fruit Shake - Pale milky peach with silver microshimmer. Okay, when I say "microshimmer", I mean microshimmer. The shimmer is definitely there, but because it is so fine, it tends to sit on top of the polish, giving the finish a slight pearl effect. It's not a pearl polish, but it does have a bit of a pearly sheen. I think this is a beautiful color, although it doesn't really work with my pink skin. I think it would look fabulous in the summer with tanned skin. It reminds me of a peach milkshake. The formula was pretty thin, but it was manageable. Pic is 3 coats.
191 Harbor Brown - Medium-toned brown frost. In the bottle, I thought this was going to more of a muted chrome, but once I put it on, it was full-on frost. The shade is pretty... a slightly warm, pink-based brown, but I didn't really care for the finish. I went very slow and was careful with my strokes, but you can still see strokes, which is just the nature of the frosty beast. The formula was nice. 2 coats.
165 Ivory Tusk - Golden ivory shimmer. This is another one I think would perfect on darker or tanned skin. It's sheer so it would either need to be worn as-such or be used as a top coat. I think this would look great over red or deep purple. 3 coats.
Tahitian Pearl - Grey-green/purple duochrome. Unlike the other polishes in this post, Tahitian Pearl is LE. Also, it doesn't have an item #. It's the first polish listed in their Adoree selection. If you love anything duochrome-y, you are going to LOVE this one. The green/purple flash on this is gorgeous. The catch? Of course there had to be a catch... it's extremely thin. Like if-the-color-wasn't-so-amazing-I-wouldn't-fool-with-it thin. This picture is 5 coats. I would normally never recommend a 5-coat polish, but the coats on this were very thin and it dried quickly. After I applied the last coat, I added a coat of SV and within minutes it was dry. So, while it is many coats, it's also not out-of-the-question. It's so pretty, I say it's my favorite of the 5 despite the thinness. It does look nice layered, but that has a tendency to change it from a duochrome to a shimmer.
In the US, Adoree is exclusively available at Esther's Nail Supply (at least I think it's exclusive). I haven't seen it elsewhere online and I'm not sure if it's sold in B&M supply stores. Adoree retails for $6 each and Esther's offers free shipping over $89 (they carry CND Shellac and a bunch of other supplies as well).
These were sent to me for review