Some items in this post were provided for honest review.
Remember the amazing vampy stamping polishes from Moonflower I showed you the other day? Well, it turns out they can do more than just stamp. Today I have swatches of the 5 vampy cremes on their own as regular polish and they are amazing like this too! Before I even start showing you the pictures, I need to let you know that I used only ONE COAT for each of these 5 polishes. They are incredibly pigmented and while force of habit – plus wanting to make sure I didn’t miss any spots due to poor application skills – generally makes me want to use 2 coats for any polish, these really, truly only need one. Let’s take a look at these beauties!
First up, we have Plum. I should mention that all of my bottle macros are showing the colour lighter than it really is due to the lighting and being so close to the bottle, however, they do help to show some of the shimmer a bit more clearly!
Plum is described as a dark purple creme with blue-purple colour shifting shimmer, and you can see that shimmer clearly in the bottle macro above. On the nail, this is the darkest of the Moonflower Vampy Cremes collection. It is a really deep, blackened purple, but to my tastes it is more wearable than a black.
This is just one coat of Plum with top coat. These dry semi-matte so you do need a top coat if you want a good glossy finish.
Look at how deep and dark it is!
The second one I have to show you is Moonflower Polish Teal.
In contrast to Plum, Teal is the lightest of the vampy cremes. It’s also one of my two favourites for use as regular polish (my other favourite is Dark Green!).
Once again, this is just ONE coat of Teal, with top coat. Teal is described as a dusty teal creme with green-blue-purple colour shifting shimmer. Nadia, the maker behind Moonflower Polish, notes that while this is not as dark as the other polishes in the collection, it is darker than her previous turquoise or teal polishes.
This one is honestly so gorgeous! This made me realise that I tend not to wear the darkest-of-the-dark polishes that much. It’s not that I don’t like them, but I’m just more drawn to the level of darkness in a polish like Teal.
So perfect! The shimmer, the formula, and of course the fact it’s just one coat!
The next one I have to show you is Moonflower Polish Wine.
Wine is described as a dark red creme with red-gold-bronze colour shifting shimmer.
I should mention that if you notice any unevenness in this or any of the other polishes on my middle finger, that is not the polish itself. The formula on all of these is fantastic. I have a makeshift teabag patch on my middle nail right now to try and prevent a bad break from breaking any further, and given that I have used only one coat of each of these polishes, sometimes a little unevenness from the nail patch surface is still visible.
As I mentioned, this is once again just one coat of Wine with top coat. Since these polishes are highly pigmented, some people may experience staining when using them. I did not experience any nail staining with them, however a couple did lightly stain my skin during removal. Nothing that a thorough hand-washing or two couldn’t take care of.
Look at how dark and vampy it is!
The next polish in this collection was Dark Green.
So gorgeous! Dark Green was also my favourite from the collection for stamping, so if you can only get one of the five, make it this one! Again, here I am showing one coat with top coat.
Look at that macro! The shimmer is just perfect.
Last but not least in this collection is Navy Blue.
Navy Blue is described as a dark blue creme with blue-purple colour shifting shimmer.
Again with this one, any unevenness on my middle finger is a result of a nail patch, not the polish. The formula on this polish is once again amazing and this is just one coat with top coat.
I think that the polishes from this collection will go together very well as well, maybe in a deep dark gradient. Since they are so great for stamping, I wasn’t sure about ‘wasting’ them for use as regular polish. Fortunately, since they are so opaque, not much is used up with just a single coat! I will probably use these more often for stamping but I’ll definitely think of them when I need a good dark base for nail art.
If you missed it, don’t forget to check out my post on how these perform as stamping polishes.
All 5 of these polishes are available right now on the Moonflower Polish site, at $8 for a 15 ml bottle or $38 for the set of 5. There are also minis available at $5 each/$23 for the set.
Are you planning on picking up any of the Vampy Cremes?