When I say Playboy, what do you think of? Gorgeous women. Sex. Playboy is possibly the most iconic brand when it comes to all things sexy, and if there were to be one colour that is the dominant sexy colour it would have to be red. In a brilliant marketing move from the new Playboy cosmetic line launched in Australia last month, they have released She Who Dares, the ultimate red nail lacquer collection.
The set contains five 10ml nail lacquers in 5 different red shades. See my swatches and my review of each of these 5 polishes below. All swatches are 2 thin coats on bare nails (no base or top coat).
From Russia With Love
A yellow-based medium red with micro silver glitter. Capturing the finish was difficult even with a macro lens. The formula was easy to work with.
The darker cherry hue is nearly impossible to see differ in both daylight and shade. It’s formula is quite thin so you need to work with very little on the brush to avoid flooding.
My favourite of the group is this pink-red hue. The formula was a little thicker than the rest but levelled better than the others.
An orange-red that will be perfect for warm-toned complexions. The formula is similar to Cherry Bomb so clean the brush off well before putting it to your nail.
The most interesting of the group is this duochrome. It shifts between burnt orange and red but impossible for me to grab in a photo. You can see a bit of it in the opening image (bottle on the far right).
What Playboy say ….
The Playboy reds, always turn heads. This collection has a red to suit every skin tone from pillar box red to deep reds with a blue hue! This is a high gloss lacquer collection so make sure you wear with plenty of attitude from your fingers down to your toes!
Australia $19.99 from Chemist Warehouse
USA & UK – Unavailable at time of publishing. Search eBay or Amazon for sellers.
Would you wear cosmetics from the Playboy brand? Do you like red nail polish? Let me know by commenting below!
This product is made under license by Treasured Scents. The company does not have a website I could locate, nor any information about their animal testing policies or use of animal ingredients.
Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Adipic Acid / Neopentyl Glycol / Trimelltic Anhydride Copolymer, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Benzophenone-1, Tin Oxide.
May Contain: Mica / Titanium Dioxide / Silica / Iron Oxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite / Titanium Dioxide CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 19140:1 (FD&C Yellow 5 Al. Lake) CI 15880:1 (D&C Red 34 Ca. Lake) CI 15850:1 (D&C Red 7 Ca. Lake) CI 15850:2 (D&C Red 6 Ba. Lake) CI 77499 (Iron Oxide Black) CI 12085 (D&C Red 36) CI 73360 (D&C Red 30 Lake)