Since I've started to see the Cover Girl Outlast polishes showing up in core displays now, I figured it was high time I finally shared the colors I bought from the shelf-top displays soon after the line was launched. They don't have any glitters in this line yet (unlike the Boundless Color line which preceded it; that had some fun glitter topcoats), so I got two shimmers, one a quiet color and one that's louder.
Megawatt Mauve (those are two words I'm not sure should be used together) is one of those colors sometimes called mauve that I think of as "dusty peach"; it's definitely orange-toned, not purple-toned, and purple-toned is one of my requirements for mauve. Regardless, I chose this because I could see a bright pink shimmer in the bottle which looked interesting.
On the nail, this reads as a creme; I never really saw that pink shimmer come out, even at strange angles or in low light. Maybe it shows up in full sunlight, but that's rather hard to come by around here at this time of year. I used two coats of this. I didn't use topcoat; in this case it wasn't just because I was lazy or wanting to move on to the next swatch—the display says these are "color with built-in topcoat". That said, I think this could have benefited from some added shine, so if I were going to wear it as a full mani, I'd definitely topcoat it.
The other shimmer I tried, Constant Caribbean, definitely showed shimmer on the nail. So much so, I'm a bit tempted to call it a frost. This was also two coats.
Constant Caribbean did glow nicely in low light:
I didn't have any issues with the formula of these. I did find the caps more awkward to work with than the taller, thinner ones that the Boundless Color line had. The chunky square part is supposed to slide off to reveal a more wieldy inner cap (I've seen pictures), but I sure couldn't find a way to do it easily (I guess if the outer cap came off easily, soon stores would be full of bottles with that part taken off, because some customers just don't know how to behave). I was afraid I'd break something if I applied any more force, so I gave up and polished holding the big square cap. Based on these two colors, I'm not that excited to try more of the line, but I think perhaps I should, because I do like the looks of Timeless Rubies as seen on whimsy and beauty.