LA Colors Transformer NOTD Swatch & Review!

LA Colors Transformer

LA Colors Transformer

Why does it seem so difficult to find the perfect burgundy or wine coloured nail polish? It’s a matter of finding, for my skin tone, the perfect blend of red, purple, brown and depth of colour. Just about everything I find is either too red, too purple, or too brown. As LA Colors has a proven track record of not disappointing me, I thought I would give this shade, Transformer, a go. They are so cheap that even if it wasn’t right for me, I wouldn’t be disappointed. But I wasn’t disappointed!

LA Colors Transformer Label

LA Colors Transformer Label

LA Colors Transformer is a gorgeous deep red/wine shade in a jelly formula. It builds perfectly, and is opaque enough at two coats, but I used three for the swatches to make sure I captured as much of the depth of shade as possible. with three coats and a top coat, I had only minor chips and tip wear going into the fourth day where it was time for a change, so performance is more than satisfactory!

I had some troubles getting these swatches to show at their true deep cherry shade. My camera tends to make reds brighter and more orange if I’m not careful, especially with flash. I think most of these pictures are without flash. Keep in mind these are a smidge darker and more wine like in person. It also seems to go on darker than the bottle colour, which I am perfectly ok with!

LA Colors Transformer Swatch

LA Colors Transformer Swatch

LA Colors Transformer Swatch

LA Colors Transformer Swatch

LA Colors Transformer Swatch

LA Colors Transformer Swatch

I can find LA Colors for a dollar or two, and the wear is fantastic. The shade is almost perfect, it’s blue enough based to look fine against my skin. My only issue with this polish is that it’s hard to photograph properly, which of course won’t stop me from wearing it! I will still hunt for the perfect burgundy. If you like deep cool tones reds and wine shades, definitely pick this one up!

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  1. TryMePretty
    Aug 21, 2014 @ 04:37:02

    Very pretty colour on you! The jelly formula is interesting… I have only one jelly formula nail polish from a limited edition mini-polish pack by Quo in a cherry red colour. I like the finish jelly formulas have 🙂 Where do you get L.A. Colours and are they all jelly formulas? Do you know of any other brands that do jelly?

    Thanks!

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    • katezilla
      Aug 21, 2014 @ 13:36:18

      Hi Pretty! I find these LA Colors polishes at a store near me called “The Bargain Shop”. Prior to that I used to find them at a local independent dollar store before they stopped stocking them. They aren’t all jellyish really I wouldn’t say. I like that type of formula too! They look so shiny and juicy! It’s kind of hit and miss finding a good jelly formula, most lines have a couple. Sometimes you can tell by looking at the bottle, or a quick look at the polish on the brush. Jelly polishes have a translucent, but not completely sheer, look to them that you have to build and are super shiny! Transformer here was a bit of a hybrid creme/jelly, but it had that juicy, shiny feel and build of a jelly. You can also find jellies that stay sheer and paint a layer of glitter in between and call it a “jelly sandwich”, how cute is that! Really to find them you just have to have a keen eye for the formula, I wish I was able to pinpoint a single line that was all jelly for you!

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      • TryMePretty
        Aug 21, 2014 @ 18:11:01

        Thanks!! Yes, I agree.. you got the “jelly” formula description bang on… translucent but not completely sheer! The one I have by Quo is a really nice formula… I will keep my eye out for more like it! I love the idea of the jelly sandwich, lol – that IS cute!

        Thanks again!

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