JINsoon Nail Lacquer – Coquette

October 27, 2012

Jin Soon Choi has launched her own line of nail polishes with a launch collection of 12 shades ($18 each for 10 ml/0.33 fl oz). I ordered several colors from Sephora.com and so far am impressed with the formula, pigment and color selection (there’s more product info including the ingredient list online). The first colors launched appear to all be creams or sheers (no shimmers). As soon as my order arrived I swatched five different shades on one hand (loved each shade). It was hard to pick which one to try for a full manicure first but decided on JINsoon Coquette, a sheer jelly classic red. This one has a sheer formula in which the first coat appears to be a fuschia pink red. Two coats achieves a jelly finish in a vibrant red color. There is a slightly blueish sheen that makes it a cool-red. I compared it to Chanel Pirate and found that the Chanel is more pink/blue-based, while the JINsoon is slightly warmer. To me they have similar finishes – jelly-like formula but both apply smoothly with a rich vibrant red finish.
The nail polishes come in a square-shaped bottle with a pull-off black cap. The brushes have a good length for easy application. The bristles have a good shape with a slightly wide/flat tip making application very easy.
More photos and swatches below:

So far I’m impressed with the lasting power. I’m on day three of Coquette and it’s showed no signs of tip wear, chipping or fading yet. In terms of uniqueness this color is pretty standard in terms of the classic red, but I think it’s still striking for a killer-red shade. I’m looking forward to trying the other shades very soon. For now, head on over to Messy Wands to see Auspicious and Rhapsody. They look amazing on her.
Have you tried these yet? What were your thoughts?

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  • Thanks for the links! Coquette is AMAZING, but you pull off reds exceptionally well πŸ™‚

  • Dia

    Coquette looks like the perfect red on you. Not too bright, not too dark, not garish- just right.

    I bought Metaphor but haven't tried it yet. It's definitely darker than the "swatch" on Sephora's site, which is slightly disappointing but not too surprising. Had I seen these polishes in person, I probably wouldn't have bought that particular color. (I wish I had gone with Charade instead.) Still, I could be surprised by the color and formula once I test it. I absolutely cannot wait to see what other colors you purchased!

  • this shade looks fantastic on you!


  • It is a beautiful red. I am wearing butter London Come To Bed Red which looks very similar to it.

  • Very nice shade of red. Like the bottle too!

  • I hope to see the other swatches soon! Did you go with more of the Quintessential collection or the A la Mode? I've been wanting to pick out a few but am waiting until I see more swatches on people.