Color Focus: Purple Nail Polish Photos & Swatches

Thanks to several e-mails and other blog recommendations, I checked out the new Hard Candy Mr. Wrong at Walmart and the new OPI Merry Midnight Nail Polishes. Hard Candy Mr. Wrong is very sparkly with a base similar to Dior’s Silver Purple but with chunky gold glitter mixed in. I was initially worried that OPI’s Merry Midnight would be too over the top, but when I tried it on at home, it turned out really pretty. The formula is super sheer though and required 3 full coats for me. Here are a few swatch pictures to compare.

Unique Purples: Hard Candy Mr. Wrong (Walmart), Dior Silver Purple (Holiday 2009), Dior Lemon Balm (Nordstrom Exclusive)


Plummy-Mauve Purples: Le Metier Violaceous Splendor, OPI Merry Midnight, Le Metier Black Orchid

* Note, the OPI Merry Midnight sparkle doesn’t show up so well in the swatch photo, I highly recommend you check out All Lacquered Up or Scrangie’s Blogs for better swatch pictures!

Light purple shades: Like purples, but don’t like darker colors? Check out Le Metier de Beaute Phlox, Chanel Violette, MAC Love & Friendship


If you want to see more purple nail polishes I’ve written about, check out these links:

* Color Focus: Dark Vampy Nail Polish
* I *HEART* MAC Baby Goth Girl
* A Few Alternatives to Super Dark Nail Polish . . .

Comments

  1. November 6, 2009 / 9:36 am

    I positively adore Merry Midnight! You must try Zoya Zara too for the light purples – it is really very gorgeous!

  2. November 6, 2009 / 3:15 pm

    So funny…I bought the Merry Midnight last night and have it on right now! Love it.
    Lina-I love your blog! It is truly the best. So glad I found it!

  3. November 6, 2009 / 4:07 pm

    OOOh I like MAC's Love and Friendship and I really am trying to hold out and NOT buy Dior Silver Purple but it's really killing me!

  4. November 11, 2009 / 11:41 pm

    That MAC L&F nailpolish looks fantastic!!!