Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Color Club First Looks Nail Lacquer
Color Club First Looks Nail Lacquer

How Deep is Your Navy Blue?

Color Club First Looks Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “blue green metallic.” This is an incredibly rich, inky blackened navy blue with bluish-teal micro-shimmer. The way the shimmer is catches the light makes the polish look like it’s glowing on the nails. NARS Night Flight has larger blue shimmer. MAC Biker Blue is bluer with larger shimmer. Rescue Beauty Lounge Under the Stars has much larger shimmer (more like particle glitter) that is sparse.

It’s completely opaque after two coats. The formula was not too thick or too thin, so it leveled and applied evenly and easily without pooling along the edges. The drying time was about average, but it did have a natural shine to the dried result.  As you can see from this week, I’ve been doing some wear-testing of Color Club polishes, and First Looks was another one I specifically tested for wear.  It wore for a full seven days without chipping and only had minor tip wear at the end of the week.

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I love the richness of this shade--it's blackened blue without being all black in lower lighting. I love a dark color that is noticeably not-black even if the sun isn't shining directly on it!

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

Results
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Color Club First Looks Nail Lacquer
Color Club First Looks Nail Lacquer

Color Club First Looks Nail Lacquer
Color Club First Looks Nail Lacquer

Color Club First Looks Nail Lacquer
Color Club First Looks Nail Lacquer

Color Club First Looks Nail Lacquer
Color Club First Looks Nail Lacquer

Color Club First Looks Nail Lacquer
Color Club First Looks Nail Lacquer

Color Club First Looks Nail Lacquer
Color Club First Looks Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Color Club, $8.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

NARS Night Flight has larger blue shimmer. MAC Biker Blue is bluer with larger shimmer. Rescue Beauty Lounge Under the Stars has much larger shimmer (more like particle glitter) that is sparse.

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22 thoughts on “Color Club First Looks Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Lily Lily K.

    Love it! I need it in my life!

  2. asha

    and one more thing, Christine do u know if these are available anywhere in store ?

  3. Jennifer

    I love colors like this! Very flattering on a variety of skin tones; dark with that flash of teal interest. It’s the kind of shade that keeps me glancing at my nails.

    While I don’t have Color Club’s version, I do have Essie Dive Bar, which appears (at least to my eyes) to be a really close dupe.

    • Katy

      Yeah, this looks a lot like Dive Bar, only I see a bit of purple in the Color Club bottle that’s not in the Essie. I love Dive Bar.

  4. Avatar of Dee GUSnail

    Wow. This is beautiful.

  5. What an incredible blue color! It is definitely going on my list.

  6. Suse

    Could you provide any more info about how/where to purchase this? Color Club’s site doesn’t have a search option and the color isn’t listed with the blues or the metallics!

  7. Avatar of Mary MJ

    Ooo~ it looks lovely :)

  8. Astrophysics

    goorgeous color i think is really close to Opi Unripened is just a less noticeable micro blue glitter version of this one ; ).

  9. Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

    This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the shimmer and the blue sheen to it.

  10. This is a really beautiful color. It’s perfect for Fall!

  11. Dinitchka

    Lush colour! It’s hard for me to tell, though, I think Barielle’s Blackened Blue may be a close dupe without the green-ness.

  12. VickyM

    Very intense, cute color, I like it :)

  13. Sophie

    OMG!!! why did i see the swatches? now i want it XD

  14. Avatar of Anne Anne

    Gorgeous. Reminds me of China Glaze’s Midnight Mission.

  15. RS

    This looks close to Essie’s Dive Bar!

  16. Very pretty! I love dark colours like this one and I was looking for a perfect dark blue, this is going on my wish-list.

  17. I am such a sucker for this type of color. I have Essie Dive Bar, a Sinful Colors dupe and even an L.A. Girl dupe. I might get suckered into this one too. x_x