Swatches – Morgan Taylor Matadora Collection

The items in this post were provided for honest review from Morgan Taylor through Preen.me.

Hi everyone!

Today I have 6 gorgeous autumn polishes from Morgan Taylor to share with you. These six shades make up the Matadora collection, inspired by the culture of Spain. I have the regular polishes to show you, and these are also available in gel if you prefer that. I received the 6 polishes along with Morgan Taylor’s base and top coat, and two stamping plates – I’ll be showing you those in a later post!

In all of these swatches, I have combined the polishes from the Matadora collection with Morgan Taylor’s base and top coat, Stick With It and Need for Speed.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - Mauve Your Feet - bottle shotFirst up in the Matadora Collection is Morgan Taylor Mauve Your Feet. This is a pinkish mauve creme.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - Mauve Your FeetShown here are 2 coats of Mauve Your Feet with top coat. This one was a surprise favourite for me. I don’t usually reach for this type of colour, but I ended up really liking how it looked on the nail. I was also impressed with the formula and opacity of this polish. As you can see, coverage was perfect in two coats. This was my first experience with Morgan Taylor, so I can’t say how the formula compares to other shades, but I was definitely impressed.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - Mauve Your FeetThis is a great work-safe shade and I also think it will look phenomenal in some nail art combined with blues.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - Mauve Your Feet - macroSuch a smooth creme!

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - Mauve Your FeetNext in this collection was Morgan Taylor Danced and Sang-ria.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - Danced and Sang-ria - bottle shotThis is a dark, blackened plum polish. Shown here are 2 coats with top coat.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - Danced and Sang-riaThis is a perfect not-quite-black shade. I find pure black too stark on my nails, but a deep blackened shade like this is perfect for Fall. Once again, the formula on this was great and I was very happy with the coverage.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - Danced and Sang-riaI absolutely love this shade for the coming Autumn! I think it will look fantastic with some multichrome stamped falling leaves.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - Danced and Sang-ria - macroThis collection features a new brush from Morgan Taylor. The new brush has laser-cut domed bristles and an increased bristle count. Since I haven’t tried any of their products with the older brush, I can’t say how this compares, but I can say that I liked the brush on these and it made application a breeze. The brush is quite wide so those with smaller nails or who just prefer a narrow brush may not be fans.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - Danced and Sang-riaThe next polish in this collection is Morgan Taylor I’m Drawing a Blanco. This is the lightest shade in the collection and the least Autumny one to me.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - I'm Drawing a Blanco - bottle shotThis polish is a little sheerer than the rest of the collection. Shown here are 3 coats with top coat.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - I'm Drawing a BlancoWhile this polish was a little sheerer than the others, the formula was still good. Because of its pearl-like finish, it has slight brushstrokes, but nothing too major.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - I'm Drawing a Blanco - macroThis is an almost-white pearly polish with silver microglitters. It could be a good bridal polish if you wanted to go for a traditional manicure.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - I'm Drawing a BlancoNext up is Morgan Taylor All Tango-d Up.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - All Tango-d Up - bottle shotI think this may be a popular Autumn shade, but it was actually my least favourite from the collection.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - All Tango-d UpShown here are 2 coats of All Tango-d Up with top coat. I found the formula a little less good on this one. I had very slight bubbling on a couple of nails. I was also concerned about staining – I had some difficulty with cleanup on the skin around my nails – but fortunately I wasn’t left with any staining when I removed the polish.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - All Tango-d UpThis is a slightly-lighter-than-oxblood red. It is another perfect Autumn shade!

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - All Tango-d Up - macroI do think this one will be perfect for cool Fall days as we start getting wrapped up in our coats!

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - All Tango-d UpNext in the Matadora collection, we have Morgan Taylor Olé My Way.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - Ole My Way - bottle shotThis one was another favourite for me – I just love that shimmer! Shown here are 2 coats with top coat.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - Ole My WayThis is a deep, night-sky blue with matching blue shimmer. The shimmer doesn’t come through quite as much on the nail as it does in the bottle, but it is still definitely there and gorgeous! Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - Ole My WayThe formula on this one was once again phenomenal, and the polish was gorgeously opaque in 2 coats.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - Ole My Way - macroThis one looks just like the late evening sky to me – it would be perfect with a few added stars!

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - Ole My WayLast but not least in this collection is Morgan Taylor Don’t Break My Corazón.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - Don't Break my Corazon - bottle shotThis is a vibrant pink-toned red. Shown here are 2 coats with top coat.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - Don't Break my CorazonMy camera had a hard time capturing the correct tone with this one – the bottle shot above is the most accurate. Don’t Break My Corazón is a little more pink-toned than seen in these images (on my screen, at least), but it is still very definitely a red.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - Don't Break my CorazonThe formula on this one was once again great and that makes it my preferred red from the collection.

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - Don't Break my Corazon - macroIt is another beautifully smooth creme!

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Morgan Taylor Matadora collection - Don't Break my CorazonThe package I received also included Morgan Taylor’s base coat, Stick With It, and their top coat, Need For Speed. I used these two in all of the swatches seen above.

Painted Fingertips | Morgan Taylor Stick with It base coatI only took these bottle shots after finishing all of the swatches, which is why the bottle isn’t quite full any more. I find it harder to judge base coats based on just a few brief uses, as I can’t yet say what this base coat would do for my nails in the longer term. So far, however, I’m a fan of Stick With It. It dries quickly, so I can get on with painting my nails. I’ve had great wear time with these polishes – those that I’ve kept on for longer than a couple of hours – and I’m sure the base coat had something to do with it. I also haven’t had any staining while using it, although I haven’t tried it with any polishes that I know for sure have stained my nails in the past. Overall, I’m happy with this base coat and I will keep on using it, at least until this bottle is done.

Painted Fingertips | Morgan Taylor Need for Speed Top CoatThe top coat is another story. I am not a fan. I did use it for all of these swatches as I wanted to share how the system worked together. The good thing about this top coat is that it does dry quickly, and obviously that is important. The problem with it is that it is a serious smearer! I tried using it on top of some stamping and it got smeared like crazy. Even when using it over a swatch, you can see how it is dissolving the underlying polish. See the spots of colour on the brush in the bottle? That’s just from normal use, it picks up the colour you are top coating. It also imparts a slightly uneven, brushstrokey look on the manicure – you can see it in a couple of the macros of the cremes from this collection. The cremes are smooth, but the top coat is not. So while I would recommend the polishes from this collection, I can’t recommend this top coat.

What do you think of this collection? Do you have a favourite? My favourites were Mauve Your Feet and Olé My Way – such gorgeous shades!