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Nail Polish Swatches Salmon and Wines

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 salmon and wines. These polishes look salmon or wine in the bottle or have salmon or a wine in the polish name. They are not necessarily labeled salmon or wine by the polish manufacturer and do not always look salmon or wine once they’re swatched. Every time I get a new salmon or 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, Pinks, Purples, Grays & Silvers, and Nail Treatments, Base Coats, & Top Coats.

I photographed the salmon and wines in order from lightest to darkest and used a flash. Of course, the second and third pictures start with the darker salmon and wines 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 Salmons and Wines

Julep Cassie is a soft coral sheer. This looks more salmon than coral though. The finish is semi matte (although it can lean semi glossy) and smooth.

Julep Cassie

OPI A Great Opera-unity is a peachy pink shade that looks like a dusty salmon. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

OPI A Great Opera-Tunity

Julep Teri is a tropical coral pink crème. This looks as close to salmon as it comes in the bottle and a little more pink and coral in the swatch. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Julep Teri.jpg

Sephora 1st Night is a pink-mauve creme. She looks more salmon in the bottle, which is why I placed her here. In person, she is 100% mauve. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Sephora 1st Night

Julep Veronica is a modern mauve crème. She looks more salmon in the bottle, which is why I placed her here. In person, she is 100% mauve and very similar to Sephora 1st Night. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Julep Veronica

Sephora + Pantone Universe Brick Dust is a brick colored mauve. In the bottle and certain light, it reminds me of a Marsala minus the purple. It was included with the Radiant Orchid trio strangely enough. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Brick Dust.jpg

Julep Nan is a nantucket red crème. I do not see red in the bottle, in the swatch, or in any light whatsoever. What I do see if a dark salmon. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Julep Nan

Julep Soleil is a lustrous rose gold chrome. If you stare at it really hard, you may see rose-gold. I see more of a soft copper shade, which makes me think of Marsala minus the purple. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Soleil

Julep Rashida is rosy copper matte metallic with copper micro glitter. I placed her here instead of the coppers, because she looks like a light Marsala in the bottle. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Rashida

Nicole By OPI Cinna Man of My Dreams is a warm pink-brown shade with pink glitter. I definitely see cinnamon coloring in this, but I see more pink than brown. The pink-brown does remind me more of salmon that cinnamon. Color builds easily with this, and it does look slightly more brown when extra coats are added. The finish is semi matte (although the glitter can make it look glossy) and slightly rough. A top coat or two can smooth it out.

Nicole By OPI Cinna Man of My Dreams

Julep Malala is a dusty pink mauve crème. This is another mauve polish that looks salmon in the bottle but completely mauve in person. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Julep Malala

Urban Decay Naked Smog is a copper with gold shift. This looks like a very light Marsala. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Urban Decay Smog

Julep AnneMarie is a warm cocoa crème. She reminds me of a Marsala minus the purple, and I think this would be a great match to MAC Whirl lipstick. I could have even placed her in browns or beiges, but I think she transcends both.

Julep Anne Marie

Julep Cheyenne is an auburn matte metallic with copper micro glitter. She looks almost Marsala with less light present but looks more like a deeper wine with more light (as she does in the flash photo pictured in the link). The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Cheyenne

Seche Vite Elegant is a copper, burnt orange metallic. It reminds me of Marsala minus the purple. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Seche Vite Elegant

Julep Joyce is a lava red shimmer with pink micro glitter. She does not look red in any light. In the bottle, she looks like a classic wine. In the swatch, she looks like a dark pink, maybe even a pink-red. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Joyce

Julep Brielle is a deep autumn orange crème. While I definitely see that in the swatch, it looks like a dark salmon in the bottle. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Julep Brielle

All the salmon shades are above, so only wines are below this point.

Nail Polish Swatches Salmons and Wines 2

Julep Lori is a pressed marionberry jelly with a sheer, frost, pearl finish. She looks like a soft red wine. The finish is glossy and smooth.

Julep Lori

Julep Marissa is an electric clover flower vivid sheer. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Marissa

Julep Gretchen is a golden berry iridescent shimmer with red micro glitter. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Gretchen

Ulta Pro Vampire Kiss is a raspberry jelly polish. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Ulta Pro Vampire Kiss

Sephora Cross the Line is a red-wine. The finish semi matte and smooth.

Sephora Cross the Line

Color Club That’s My Jam is a deep wine color in between a pink and a red. This looks more red to purple though.The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Color Club That's My Jam

Sinful Shine Go Glossy is a red grape colored wine. The finish is glossy and smooth. The top coat that goes with this is not as glossy, so I recommend using a different one.

Sinful Shine Go Glossy

Julep Betty is a sheer garnet polish with garnet full coverage glitter. It does not look red at all. It looks like a berry-based wine. The finish is semi matte (although it can look glossy when the light hits the glitter) and slightly rough. A top coat or two can smooth it out.

Julep Betty

wet n wild Grape Minds Think Alike is a grape wine. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

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

Julep Persephone is a crushed berry holographic. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Rhododendron is a metallic purple berry. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Rhonodendron

RGB Oxblood is a deep wine colored jelly polish. The finish is glossy and smooth.

RGB Oxblood

Urban Decay Mrs Mia Wallace is a deep, vampy red creme with gold micro glitter. It does look red in certain light. It looks more like a purple based wine in most light. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Urban Decay Mrs Mia Wallace

Julep DeAnn is a ripe loganberry crème. She is almost a perfect mix of red and purple. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Julep DeAnn

Nails Inc Kensington High Street is a burgundy wine. The finish is semi glossy (thanks to the gel effect) and smooth.

Nails Inc Kensington High Street

Deborah Lippmann Good Girl Gone Bad is a bold Cabernet glimmer. She is basically a plum shade with red micro glitter to give the Cabernet look. The finish is semi matte (although the glitter can make it look semi glossy) and a little rough. A top coat will smooth it out.

Deborah Lippmann Good Girl Gone Bad

Julep Coco is an oxblood crème. She is almost a perfect mix of red and purple. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Julep Coco

Julep Melinda is a fuchsia berry liquid holographic nail polish. She reminds me of a dessert wine. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Melinda

Julep Beverly is a boysenberry Crème. She looks almost completely purple in person, but the swatch in this light and the bottle does have a more wine feel. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Julep Beverly

The darkest wines are below.

Nail Polish Swatches Salmons and Wines 3

Julep Rochelle is a boysenberry shimmer. This looks traditional wine colored in certain lights and straight purple in other lights. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Rochelle

Smith & Cult Dark Like Me is a dark purple wine. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Smith & Cult Dark Like Me

Julep Scorpio is an oxblood vamp starlit shimmer. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

elf Wine is from the Holiday 2017 set. This is almost a pure purple so I almost filed it there instead. It takes multiple coats to build opacity. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Julep Marsala is a full-bodied rubino crème. She does have hints of brown and purple, which I expect of Marsala, but I see her more as a richer wine. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Julep Marsala

Julep Fazia is a liquid garnet shimmer with a red micro glitter. This is a red polish that looks like a red-based wine. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Fazia

Julep Mary Lee is an oxblood satin. The finish is smooth and mostly matte but the satin effect gives it a hint of sheen.

Julep Mary Lee

Yves Rocher Rose Poupre is called Pearly Purple online. It is a deep purple with hints of red. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Yves Rocher Rose Pourpre

Julep Nic is a black crimson creme. It looks like a deep reddish-purple. The finish is semi matte and smooth.

Julep Nic

Julep Sawyer is a copper patina molten. It looks like a Marsala minus the purple. The finish is semi glossy and smooth.

Julep Sawyer

Ulta Pro For Bitten is a dark gray polish with red glitter. Combined, it looks like a dark wine. The finish is semi matte (although it can look glossy when light hits the glitter) and smooth.

Ulta Pro For Bitten

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