Last year, I started a little series of Leighton Denny swatch posts, which I unfortunately didn't get around to finishing due to my little blogging break, so I thought I'd finish up with a kind of round up post of all of the colours together. I've also added a few pictures of what some of the shades look like applied.
I've already mentioned a few times how much I like the Leighton Denny formula, so I wont ramble on about it again. I will say that the brand is one of my favourites for nail colours though. There's a lovely range of fairly unique shades available, they apply well, and are pretty long lasting too.
Whatever: A shimmer free, creamy mauve shade, which is slightly streaky after the first coat, but the pretty colour evens out well with a second.
Crushed Grape: is a soft, creamy burgundy and applies perfectly.
Stormy Weather: A beautiful purple shot through with tiny, delicate silver shimmer.
Rebel: A really rich, dramatic purple shot through with tiny micro shimmers. Looks quite sheer after the first coat, but is rich and opaque with a second.
No Comment: A really deep iridescent plummy shade shot through with tiny red sparkles. Again, application is slightly uneven with a first coat, but the colour evens out nicely with a second.
Supermodel: One of Leighton Denny's best selling shades. An elegant creamy, mink/milk chocolate colour which applies perfectly.
Little Minx: A pretty, metallic bronze/beige shade. This one applies well, but requires three coats for completely opaque colour.
Steel Appeal: A dark grey, shot through with tiny silver shimmer. Again, this one applies nicely, but I find it needs three, thin coats for a completely opaque colour.
Vamp: A deep, dark, glossy red, which is very similar to Chanel's Rouge Noir.
Provocative: A glamorous, bright, classic red, which applies perfectly and dries to an amazingly shiny finish.
Viva La Diva: A super glossy, vibrant orange-y red. A perfect, summer-y manicure or pedicure colour.
Feel The Burn: A warm, earthy, terracotta shade. I actually wore this one a lot during the colder months, but the colour also works as a summer shade, too, and looks great against slightly tanned/darker skin.
Rampant Rose: A rich, creamy, berry-ish/red shade, which is very similar to Chanel’s April.
I Love Juicy: A vibrant, rich orange/coral cream. One of my 'go to' summer manicure and pedicure shades.
Do Me A Flavour: A bright, juicy orange. Applies well, but I find it takes three coats to get complete coverage.
Lolly Pop: A bright, berry/pink.Another fantastic summer shade, which works well on fingers and toes.
Some Like It Hot: Is described as a sassy, summery red, but I'd say it's more pink. it applies well and dries to a gorgeously glossy finish.
And some swatches of some of the shades applied. All two coats of colour apart from Little Minx and Do Me A Flavour, and no top coat applied.
|Leighton Denny Stormy Weather, Whatever, Crushed Grape & Rebel|
|Leighton Denny No Comment, Little Minx, Vamp & Supermodel|
|Leighton Denny Lolly Pop, Do Me A Flavour, Provocative & I love Juicy|
All shades available from helenmarks.co.uk (free postage on orders over £20.00) & from the Leighton Denny site (£11.00 for a 12ml bottle)