I have a feeling that I’m on a short list of people who haven’t read any of The Hunger Games books yet. The more commercials I see for the movie, the more I’m convinced it was a mistake on my part! As I describe this collection, please be easy on me—as I don’t really have any points of reference with which these shades correspond.
I’ve read several blogs trying to get as caught up as I can on this phenomena, and it’s my understanding that these shade names are supposed to represent the districts. Right now it doesn’t entirely make sense to me (and it’s my own fault for not reading yet), but I am really impressed with the shades I’ve tried from the Capitol Colours Collection. I would have purchased these based on looks alone, without even knowing anything about the concept. So kudos to China Glaze for accomplishing the task of creating shades that even a non-fan can appreciate!
And with that, I bring you six of the 12 shades from the Capitol Colours Collection…
(The second swatch photo for each polish shade is shown with the Luxe and Lush flakie top coat.)
Riveting really brings the WOW factor into play, doesn’t it? It’s probably one of the most spectacular orange nail polishes I’ve ever seen. This shimmering orange with yellow undertones delivers on gorgeous twinkle and shine!
Agro is a golden metallic olive, another one of my faves.
Smoke and Ashes reminds me of a beetle. You really must see this one in-person to fully appreciate its remarkable shade! A lot of blue and green iridescent shimmer in a nearly black base.
Foie Gras is a mauve-grey cream. This one takes me back to the early days of ‘greige’ polish.
Dress Me Up is a muted pink-mauve cream.
Even for someone who isn’t a fan of The Hunger Games, there are some stunning and swoon-worthy shades. I thought the polishes performed well during application, as I didn’t have any problems—two coats of each were sufficient for me. Must haves: Smoke and Ashes, Riveting, and Agro.
Price & Availability…
$7 each; Sally Beauty, ULTA