I have a first on here on Painted fingertips today – I am sharing redone swatches of Supermoon’s The Chosen Collection, although I have already shared swatches of these before, back in 2016. The reason for this is that Supermoon Lacquer is having a huge 2-year anniversary celebration right now. As part of the celebration, all polishes from previous collections are available, including some retired shades. There are also several exclusives that are available during the sale, and if you join the Facebook fan group there are some discount codes available. Mardi, the maker behind Supermoon Lacquer, asked if I could reswatch these for her since I’ve upgraded my camera in the meantime, and I could do a better job or capturing their beauty.
Supermoon Lacquer is known for their great formulas and opaque polishes, and these are no exception. All swatches are 2 coats with top coat, and all have a fantastic formula.
Let’s start off with my favourite from the collection, Green Goddess:
Green Goddess is a polish that has fascinated me from the first day I received it and it continues to fascinate every time I wear it. I remember being surprised when I unwrapped the package in my office because the polish wasn’t green, it was bronze. Then when I got home and opened it up again – it was green! I put it on and found that facing one way, it was a gorgeous deep olive green – and if I turned around that bronze shade came back. The shift is incredible and gorgeous and this has remained one of my all-time favourite polishes.
The official description for Green Goddess is an olive-green multichrome with copper sparks, gold shimmer, and copper/gold/green chameleon shimmer.
To me, the multichrome effect from olive green to bronze is the most dominant aspect of this polish, with some shimmer coming through and contributing to that shift as well.
Take a look at the cool shift in this polish – above you see more of the green coming through, and below I have changed the angle of my nails just slightly and you see the browner shade coming through, especially at the tips of my nails:
On the macro, you can also see a little of the green-brown shift:
If ever you’re trying to pick out just one polish from The Chosen Collection to get, my recommendation would unreservedly be Green Goddess. I still find this to be a uniquely gorgeous polish.
Next up in this collection is The Lone Heir.
This is a dark, vampy purple. The official description is a dark red-violet multichrome with violet sparks, purple-to-red color shifting shimmer, and violet/red/orange/gold chameleon shimmer.
I’ve always liked how dark purples like this look on my nails – it’s been a staple shade for me ever since I first started getting into nail polish. I really like the large shimmer size in this one – it is almost begging for some galaxy nail art.
I think this is the darkest, vampiest purple Supermoon has ever made – although there are plenty of deep dark blues to choose from.
Like I mentioned – I really like the larger shimmer size in this one and you can really see it coming through in that macro, with some of the violet and red shades visible.
Next up, we have the gorgeous Crossroad Blues. In my opinion, this is one of Supermoon’s best blues – but then again I suspect I might say that about whichever one I’m wearing at the time!
Look at that bottle macro though – so much blue goodness is happening in this polish!
The official description for Crossroad Blues is a dark blue/teal holographic duochrome with turquoise-to-purple color shifting shimmer and iridescent blue-to-teal color shifting microglitter.
In this case I think it’s the microglitter that comes through the most and it is gorgeous! I see a vibrant deep blue packed with teal-shifting microglitter. I always find it harder to describe complex polishes – like most of those from Supermoon – because the multiple components combine to create the overall effect, which is why I always give you the official descriptions as well.
I really love the effect of the microglitter – and this shade of blue.
Just take a look at that microglitter – you can see some of the teal shiftiness in this macro:
It gives the polish this almost-but-not-quite metallic effect which looks so striking on the nail.
Next, we have Luck of the Draw. This is another green, but it has a completely different nature to Green Goddess.
Luck of the Draw is in the same family as Crossroad Blues with its microglitter and shimmer mix. It is a bit of a darker green, that makes me think of a forest.
The official description for this shade is a green holographic duochrome with turquoise and green-to-blue color shifting shimmer, and iridescent green-to-teal color shifting microglitter. Once again, I think the microglitter dominates in this case.
I would describe it as a shimmery forest green packed with brighter green microglitter.
I am definitely a fan of the effect of microglitter in polish!
Next up, we have the third polish in the same family – The Apple of Eve’s Eye.
This one is the red version of Crossroad Blues and Luck of the Draw. Another deep, rich shade packed with microglitter.
The official description for The Apple of Eve’s Eye is a red holographic duochrome with copper and red-to-orange color shifting shimmer, and gold and copper holographic microglitters.
The more polish I have, the more I come to realise just how much I love coppery shades. I think that’s what makes this red for me: I don’t wear red polish as much as the cooler shades, but the coppery shift makes this one more wearable to me. That and perhaps the deeper shade of red, which I prefer over bright fire engine reds.
Look at the microglitters in the macro! They are gorgeous:
Honestly, I want microglitter polishes in all the colours.
Next up in The Chosen Collection, we have Knight’s Strength.
Knight’s Strength is a big step away from those 3 microglitter polishes, and brings the focus back to multichrome shift.
The official description is a blue-based purple multichrome that shifts in color from bright purple to dark blue to bright green. I would say that the dark blue is the most dominant shade, with greenish shifts visible in some of my images (like the one below).
Knight’s Strength is honestly my least favourite polish in this collection – but that doesn’t mean it’s not gorgeous. I just prefer the complex shimmers and microglitters of the other shades. I am sure that this will be a favourite for some of you, though – the smoother duochrome effect might be right up your alley.
I feel like this is the perfect shade of blue to combine with silver – like in the silver floral stamping I posted just the other day.
Looking at that macro – I definitely like this polish! Just not as much as I like the others in The Chosen Collection.
Last but not least, we have Fight Your Demons.
Remember how I was mentioning my growing appreciation for coppery shades and shifts? Fight Your Demons is another clear winner for me.
The official description for Fight Your Demons is a reddish brown multichrome with gold and copper sparks, gold-to-green color shifting shimmer, and red/orange/gold chameleon shimmer.
The moment I hear ‘sparks’, I am all over it. The larger-size shimmer always looks amazing and those gold and copper flecks just make this polish, in my opinion.
See that? Brown perfection. While Fight Your Demons doesn’t have the same dramatic shift as Green Goddess, I feel like they are cousins and I love them both.
See what I mean with those sparks? They are phenomenal. All of the polishes in this collection are available for pre-order right now on The Howling Boutique’s website, and are priced at between $10 and $11, or $70 for the full set. Now would be a good time to grab these, because Luck of the Draw, Knight’s Strength, and The Apple of Eve’s Eye will all be retiring after this pre-order (the others will continue to be available for now). You can also join the Facebook fan group for more information on the pre-order – including discount codes – and to see lots more swatches.
Which of these are your favourites? Do you already own any, or are there some you plan on picking up?