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Nail Polish Swatches Pinks

My nail polish collection is large. Polishes kept in good condition (away from heat or light) can last a long time, longer than the two years many people quote. A good thinner (I use Seche Vite) can also revive them. I have tossed polishes when thinner cannot save them or they have obviously gone bad, but it is rare. When I started collecting polishes again, I tossed all polishes older than the summer of 2013. To avoid ordering duplicates, I created a spreadsheet. Swatching them with these spoons I purchased from Amazon will help me compare the colors, finishes, and overall quality. All polishes only have one coat, because I wanted to spot the difference between my sheer and opaque polishes. We’ve all seen polishes that look dark in the bottle only to need 3-4 coats for opaqueness. No polishes have base or top coats either, because that can change the way the polish looks.

This will cover pinks. These polishes look pink in the bottle or have pink in the polish name. They are not necessarily labeled pink by the polish manufacturer and do not always look pink once they’re swatched. Every time I get a new pink polish, I will edit this to add the new one in. Of course, the polish will also be featured in the article reviewing the purchase. If you’d like to see any of my other nail polish colors, I also have articles for Corals & Oranges, Yellows & Golds, Browns & Blacks, Blues, Greens, Beiges & Nudes, Coppers and Bronzes, Reds, Sheers & Whites, Salmon & Wines, Purples, Grays & Silvers, and Nail Treatments, Base Coats, & Top Coats.

I photographed the pinks in order from lightest to darkest and used a flash. Of course, the second picture and third picture start with the darker pinks that did not fit in the first picture. The flash is wonderful at picking up detail and finish. The individual pictures below use natural daylight for a more exact color. When I add new polishes, I will not take group pictures again, but I will place the new individual picture in order of where it lies within the shade meaning every article will have the lightest shade first and the darkest last.

Nail Polish Swatches Pinks

Ulta Pro Happily Ever After is a sheer, light pink with pink micro glitter. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Ulta Pro Happily Ever After

The Elf on the Shelf Peppermint Scented is a sheer pink with pink and green glitter. It really smells like peppermint when you paint, but the smell slowly fades. The finish is semi matte and slightly rough. A top coat or two can smooth it out. This was a Christmas Gift from my son. I am not doing a separate article on this, so it is only mentioned here.

The Elf on the Shelf Peppermint Scented

OPI Let’s Do Anything We Want is a sheer polish with pink and white glitter and white confetti. The finish is semi matte and slightly rough. A top coat or two can smooth it out.

OPI Let's Do Antyhing We Want

elf Pink Silver is from the Holiday 2017 set. This a light pink with pink and silver micro glitter. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Geena is a light pink glitter shade. The finish is semi glossy and mostly smooth. A top coat will smooth it out.

Julep Geena

Julep Julie is a sheer pink polish with different pink shades of glitter and confetti. The finish is semi matte and slightly rough. A top coat or two can smooth it out.

Julep Julie

Julep Sylvie is a high-voltage pink iridescent glitter. The finish is semi matte and slightly rough. A top coat or two can smooth it out.

Julep Sylvie

Deborah Lippmann Baby Love is a sheer baby doll pink. Although it is very light, coverage builds. This was added after the group shot, so it is not pictured above. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Deborah Lippmann Baby Love

SinfulColors Mad Matter is a pale white-pink. The finish is matte and smooth.

ColourPop Be Fairy Afraid is a pale pink. It takes multiple coats to build opacity. The finish is matte and smooth.

Ulta Baby Doll is a pale baby doll pink. The finish is semi matte and smooth. See this featured in a manicure.

Ulta Baby Doll

Julep Zora is a frosted pink pearl. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Zara

elf Pale Pink is from the Holiday 2017 set. It is a salmon-pink that takes multiple coats to build opacity. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

L.A. Colors Funny Girl is a light pink creme. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

elf Pink is from the Holiday 2017 set. It is a creme, but it takes multiple coats to build opacity. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Julep Glinda The Good Witch is a pink frost with a very fine pink micro glitter. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Glinda the Good Witch

Sephora In Bed With is a frosty light pink with a very fine pink micro glitter. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Sephora In Bed With

Nails Inc Mayfair Lane is a pale, light pink. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Nails Inc Mayfair Lane

Julep Martha is a polo pink creme. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Julep Martha

100% Pure Forever is a baby doll pink. It looks like a perfect match for the 2016 color of the year, Serenity. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

100% Pure Forever

Julep Regina is a nebula pink iridescent chrome. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Regina

Butter London Fruit Machine is a carnation creme. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Butter London Fruit Machine

JinSoon Vogue Rose is a coral pink. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Cancer is a glistening crab shell duometallic with pink micro glitter. Like Pisces, she is pink and orange, but Cancer leads more pink than orange where Pisces leans more orange than pink. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Cancer 3

The New Black Miami Vice Pink looks more salmon than pink, so I would have placed it with the salmon shades. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

The New Black Miami Vice Pink

Julep Juliana is pink grapefruit sheer iridescent polish. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Juliana

elf Hot Pink is from the 2017 Holiday Set. This is more of a Bubblegum or Barbie pink in person. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Ulta Pro Runway Rose is a stunning rosy-pink. When I originally ordered this from Ulta, it arrived broken. Even all over my order, I could see how beautiful this polish was. It sold out online before my order arrived, so Ulta was unable to replace it.  I drove to multiple Ulta stores in my city until I found one that carried it. This was much more opaque all over my order than it appears below in the single swatch, so the color builds. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Ulta Pro Runway Rose

Julep Laree is a golden pink taffeta shimmer. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Laree

Julep Hayat is a blazing hibiscus crème (hot pink). The finish is semi matte and smooth.

The Medium Pinks are below.

Nail Polish Swatches Pinks 2

wet n wild Fergalicious is a hot pink. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Sephora Drive Men Wild is a candy pink. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Sephora Drive Men Wild

Face Stockholm Dance Party is a neon pink. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Face Stockholm Dance Party

Urban Decay Woodstock is a deep pink. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Urban Decay Woodstock

Julep Avery is a hot pink creme. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Julep Avery

Julep Ultra Pink is a three step polish. Lay down a base coat, stick the wet nail into the hot pink powder, then apply a top coat to seal it. To avoid top coats (to fit with my theme), I initially did not apply one here either. Without the top coat, the powder falls off, so I had to add one. The finish is matte and very rough. No amount of top coats will smooth it out.

Julep Ultra Pink

Julep Hot Magenta is a three step polish. Lay down a base coat, stick the wet nail into the hot magenta powder, then lay down a top coat. To avoid top coats (to fit with my theme), I initially did not apply one here either. Without the top coat, the powder falls off, so I had to add one. The finish is matte and very rough. No amount of top coats will smooth it out.

Julep Hot Magenta

The Elf on the Shelf Sugar Cookie Scented is a sheer hot-pink. It really smells like sugar cookies, but the scent fades slowly with time. The finish is semi glossy and smooth. This was a Christmas Gift from my son. I am not doing a separate article on this, so it is only mentioned here.

The Elf on the Shelf Sugar Cookie Scented

Sephora by OPI what aura gonna wear? is a deep bubble gum pink. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Sephora by OPI what aura gonna wear?

Julep Randi is a pink plumeria Creme. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Julep Randi

Julep Eleanor is a pink tourmaline with a pink micro glitter. The finish is semi glossy and mostly smooth. A top coat will smooth it out.

Julep Eleanor

OPI Hey Baby is a bright rose-pink creme. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

OPI Hey Baby

Butter London Patent Shine 10x Lacquer Dearie Me! is a cool rose cream. The finish is shiny (not as shiny as I expected) and smooth.

Butter London Dearie Me

Butter London Fairy Lights is a rosy-pink metallic polish. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Butter London Fairy Lights

Julep Helen is a smoky lavender pastel creme. It looks like a pinky-purple in the bottle even though it looks more purple in real life. To view colors similar to Helen, look in purple shades. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Julep Helen

Julep Twiggy is a mauve frost. It looks more pink in the bottle. To view colors similar to Twiggy, look in purple shades. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Twiggy

Formula X Voodoo is a holographic fuchsia. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Formula X Voodoo

Ruffian Endless Love is a metallic pink. It looks pink in the bottle, but it looks more purple in real life. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Ruffian Endless Love

Sally Hansen Punch Drunk is a shade that lies somewhere between pink and purple. It looks more pink in the jar and purple on the nails. To view colors similar to Punch Drunk, view the purple shades. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Sally Hansen Punch Drunk

Julep Maddy is a raspberry sorbet shimmer. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Maddy

Julep Amanda is a pink dahlia creme. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Julep Amanda

The darkest pinks are below.

Nail Polish Swatches Pinks 3

Julep Drew is a fuchsia creme. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Drew

Julep Mickey is a pink geranium ghost iridescent. While I ordered this specifically for the name (I’m a huge Disney lover), I love the whitish pink shimmer in the hot pink polish. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Julep Mickey

Julep Cara is a cranberry frost with a very fine pink micro glitter. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Cara

Sephora X We In Luck Here is a coral-red. I placed it with the pinks, because the coral almost makes it look like a pink-red. From certain angles, it looks more pink than red. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Sephora X We in Luck Here

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5 comments on “Nail Polish Swatches Pinks

  1. Jamie M.
    February 29, 2016

    Hey Kim, Ive been looking for a rose gold, looks like I’ll be hunting BL Fairy Lights!

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  2. notcreative
    February 29, 2016

    I actually have polishes that look more rose-gold than that, but I do not think I’ve shared them yet. Fairy Lights is a rose metallic, but she lacks a gold feel. I just saw Butter London is doing 40% off today only with code LEAP16. Let me look this afternoon to see if I have a better match for rose-gold, because I do not want you to miss that deal if you really want this polish. They offer free shipping on every order, so you can get it for $9 today. Although I predict Ulta will include Butter polishes for $9 each in the 21 Days of Beauty, there is no guarantee Fairy Lights will be in stock.

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  3. notcreative
    February 29, 2016

    I think this Rose Gold shade by Nails Inc has the metallic effect you like.

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  4. A
    August 28, 2017

    thanks! am looking at the Julep Sylvie 🙂

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  5. notcreative
    August 28, 2017

    You’re welcome. I hope you love her/it.

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