Friday, June 1, 2012

Cos Bar at Target Nail Polish Collection

You saw the display in yesterday's post; today you get to see the Cos Bar at Target polishes on the nail. But first, the bottle lineup; all of these are shimmers, some more on the frosty end of the spectrum:



I started with the lightest color, which was called Lime Green on the shelf label but which I'd call acid yellow. I used three coats of this and still had visible nail line. The brushstrokes didn't settle as well as I'd like (perhaps topcoat would have helped, but perhaps not). Shame, because I like the color.





I took Lime Green outside into the sunshine to see if that would make it greener. The answer? Not really.



Copper is not copper; it's orange. This was better behaved than Lime Green as far as coverage and brushstrokes. I used three coats, at which time it was opaque. I might have been able to get by with two.





Purple is actually purple, so that was refreshing. It's a bright warm-toned purple with a touch of blue in the shimmer; if you're like me you already own this sort of this several times over. This one was on the sheer side, though not quite as sheer as Lime Green; I used three coats.





Bronze was aptly named as well (though I know from discussions back in the day on knitting boards about book Ravenclaw colors that bronze means different things to different people). This is more of a flecked shimmer rather than a frosty one, with pops of copper and gold coming through against the deep warm brown base. I used three coats though really could have stopped at two; it was just so pretty I kept painting.





Bronze is the standout in the quartet as far as I'm concerned. At $3 for .32 fl. oz., it's a good value, especially since I understand that The Cos Bar is a luxury beauty boutique which started in Aspen, Colorado, which I've seen called "The Most Expensive Town in America".

23 comments:

  1. Bronze is beautiful! was v. curious about these, thanks for posting them!

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  2. Thanks for sharing! I saw them at Target but passed on them because I really didn't like what I saw. After seeing your swatches I know I made the right decision! :)

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  3. Copper and bronze probably are my favorites, thank you for sharing :)

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  4. The lime green one I want to stamp over it. Lol! I have to agree with you the bronze one is by far the prettiest :)

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  5. I have to agree about Bronze! Wish I had picked it up when I saw them at Target. But then again, I'm not lacking for nail polish at the moment. LOL. Having a storage problem currently.

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  6. I've seen these at Target and wasn't sure if they were worth picking up, thank you for sharing your swatches (and I agree Bronze is the one to get out of these!)

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  7. I agree with you about Bronze being the standout; they all seem like colors that have already been made :/

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  8. The only one I would have considered is the purple one, but it looks a bit too sheer for my likings. :)

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  9. My vote is for bronze as well.

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  10. that brown one is gorgeous! i normally don't like browns but those shimmers in it are pretty! :)

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  11. I might have to check out the bronze one!

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  12. I agree with a lot of your other comments. The bronze is beautiful.

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  13. I picked up Lime Green, Copper, and Bronze a few weeks ago because all of the COS Bar products at my Target (in Virginia) were on clearance for half off. I haven't worn them yet but did swatch on a color wheel and they all look gorgeous you! I think Bronze might be my favorite, such a nice rich color.

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    1. Jen, on clearance already? Wow, I guess experimenting with bringing this brand in didn't work out as well as they'd hoped.

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  14. Oooh I was curious about these when I saw them at Target. They look really good on you. I really like the purple and bronze :)

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  15. I keep seeing these and passing on them because they look frosty. I'd totally try the bronze, though. It's super pretty.

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  16. I agree with you, Bronze is stunning on you!!

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  17. hmmm, not feeling any of these but the purple one would probably be cool over black!

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  18. I'm always a sucker for a pretty brown! These don't seem to be all that great formula wise-so I'll pass on these!

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  19. I like the orange and purple ones! Very pretty shades! :-)

    ~ Yun

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  20. Well, now I know I didn't just get a bad batch of Lime Green, it turned acid yellow on me, too. They're not on sale around here (Omaha, NE) maybe they're selling better in the Midwest.

    I might take it back and get bronze.

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  21. Well, now I know I didn't just get a bad batch of Lime Green, it turned acid yellow on me, too. They're not on sale around here (Omaha, NE) maybe they're selling better in the Midwest.

    I might take it back and get bronze.

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Thank you for reading and commenting! I greatly appreciate knowing I'm not just talking to myself here. :)