Today, I've got the BB Couture Shades of Grey collection for you! I was so excited when I placed my order for this because I love love love the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy. As I've been telling everyone, I don't understand the whole BDSM hype because when I read the books, all I saw was girl meets boy, they fall in love, they get married, they have kids. Nothing much else to it. But that's just me, I suppose.
This is my first entirely grey collection, although if you ask me, half the shades don't really classify as proper greys.
*All swatches with base and top coats.
First look of the collection. See what I mean?!
This is three coats of Briquette.
Briquette is a gorgeous medium grey - the base colour reminds me somewhat of China Glaze Elephant Walk but Briquette has got some light grey microglitter particles in it.
It's pretty interesting because of the microglitter, I reckon. Beats a normal grey creme any day.
Formula was great, I had no issues applying it at all. It was a little on the thick side, which I prefer as it allows for better control of the polish. I only did three coats out of habit.
This is three coats of Grey Matter.
Grey Matter is a light grey polish with a green tinge. I love the holographic particles in it. It really sets the polish apart by making it more interesting.
The formula was a little on the thin side and the first coat was streaky but it built opacity nicely.
This is definitely one unique polish in my stash and I'll definitely be keeping it.
This is three coats of Puce.
Puce is one of the colours that I don't consider grey at all! It's like a maroon?! But look at the holographic particles gleaming in this baby!
I wish the holo particles shone through more, I would've loved it if it was a scattered holo.
Regardless, this baby has got a great formula like Briquette's. And I don't have anything like it in my stash so it stays!
This is three coats of Shaded Ash.
Shaded Ash is a grey that leans pretty green. It's got a very very subtle gold shimmer.
I loved the formula and it's something that I'm beginning to expect of BB Couture.
This one's a keeper because I'm really beginning to love shades like this.
This is three coats of Smoke.
Smoke looks so damn amazing in the bottle. Just look at it!!
On the nail, it's a light grey with this amazing brown..I don't know what to call it, really. It isn't a glitter, it isn't a shimmer. I'd call it particles. Vampy Varnish called it shimmer though hmm.
Great formula on this one too!! And I love it. It just looks like a slab of granite on my nails, though it wouldn't make sense to like granite on nails.
This is three coats of Starry Starry Taupe
Another colour I wouldn't exactly consider a grey. Gosh. Maybe it's just me.
Lovely lovely sparkly holographic particles in this brown polish. Perhaps it's a greyed out brown?
Great formula although I wish it was more holographic and I don't know if I can wear browns hmm.
Okay now that you've seen the collection, what do you think? I really need to stop buying polishes just because they're anything vaguely related to being shades of grey!
Kim from Overall Beauty has kindly sponsored an extra set of this collection for one of my readers! This giveaway is open internationally.
PS. I paid for my set. I know this doesn't make sense but it's a really long story behind it all.