Saturday, October 19, 2013

LVX: Modena & Celeste

**These products were provided for an unbiased review. All opinions are my own.**

I have two more colors from LVX to go with the ones that Anna and Erin have already reviewed for you — Modena, a bright poppy red and Celeste, a powdery pastel blue. I like the clean, modern lines of the square bottle with a silver LVX on the cap (which comes off to make applying the polish easier.) It definitely comes across as the high-end luxury product that their website proclaims. And they're vegan!

Modena, three coats, no topcoat
Modena is labeled a creme but it's really more of a crelly — it's super shiny and there was still some visible nail line with three coats. The color is probably one of the best reds I've tried this year, neither too blue nor too yellow. If I were Goldilocks I'd say this was just right. In the past I've had trouble with colors like this staining but that was not the case here.
Celeste, two coats plus topcoat
LVX describes Celeste as having complex white undertones and I think that describes it perfectly. My first thoughts were "chalky" but that makes it sound like it was a problematic formula and it was not — two coats that flowed easily and barely required cleanup at all. It's not the best pale blue for my skin tone because it appears neon, if you could possibly even have a neon pastel blue, but I think that's the complex white undertones coming into play here. Definitely dramatic.

LVX polishes retail for USD$16 each and can be purchased directly from their website or at online retailers and salons across the country. Like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and check their color trends on YouTube.

**These products were provided for an unbiased review. All opinions are my own.**

14 comments :

  1. I really like both of those!!! So gorgeous :)

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  2. Modena is just the perfect classic red, what a gorgeous colour!

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    1. You can never go wrong with a classic red, in my opinion.

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  3. These both look beautiful on you, but you ROCKED that red! Gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks! Erin usually blows the reds out of the water so it's nice to find one that looks good on me, too.

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    1. You should try dome! The new fall colors on their site are gorgeous!

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    1. These were my first try with that brand and I'm impressed!

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  6. Both look amazing! I need to try my first LVX soon!

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