Color Club Shift Into Neutral Collection: Swatches and Review

Back in July the Today show collaborated with Color Club and had some phenomenal deals on 7-piece sets. One of the sets available was the Spring 2015 Shift Into Neutral set – being both a lemming for neutral polishes and a fan of Color Club in general, I could not resist grabbing these. So I am many months late on this review, but considering that these colors work perfectly for Fall, I thought it was a good idea to give them a good once-over!

Shift Into Neutral is made up of 7 beautiful neutral shades ranging from a marshmallowy white to a creamy mulberry. The formulas are primarily creme, but there are a couple of crelly formulas in the mix as well as one shimmer.

Blank Canvas

Color Club - Blank Canvas
Color Club – Blank Canvas
Color Club - Blank Canvas
Color Club – Blank Canvas

Blank Canvas is a pretty, soft, crelly white. I love how this looks once opaque, but getting there is a trial. The formula is very streaky and a bit on the thin side, so it is easy to get pooling and streaking. It took three coats to be opaque and still looked patchy in a few places. This is the only one of the bunch that I didn’t love. Shown above at three coats with a coat of Seche Vite on top.

Sweet Mint

Color Club - Sweet Mint
Color Club – Sweet Mint
Color Club - Sweet Mint
Color Club – Sweet Mint

Sweet Mint is the creme shimmer in the group, but the shimmer is so fine, it isn’t very noticeable when worn, unless your nails are under very bright direct light. As the name suggests, it is green – but only barely! It almost looks like a very pale putty color until you put it next to white. The formula almost seemed chalky, but I think that was more of an illusion of the shimmer. It went on very smoothly and was opaque in two coats. Shown above at two coats topped with Seche Vite.

Blush Crush

Color Club - Blush Crush
Color Club – Blush Crush
Color Club - Blush Crush
Color Club – Blush Crush

Blush Crush is an ultra pale sheer pink. The formula feels a bit like a crelly in application, but this is so thin that you aren’t going to get an opaque nail without 5-6 coats. This is perfect for giving the nail a finished look or for french manicures. Shown above at 3 coats with a coat of Seche Vite.

New-tral

Color Club - New-Tral
Color Club – New-Tral
Color Club - New-Tral
Color Club – New-Tral

Despite the name New-tral is more of a pale pink than a true nude. This polish is a creme but isn’t super thick or chalky like such pale colors often are. This goes on very smoothly and was easily opaque in two coats. Shown at two coats topped with Seche Vite.

Barely There

Color Club - Barely There
Color Club – Barely There
Color Club - Barely There
Color Club – Barely There

If you are pigment-challenged like me, this may be your perfect mannequin hands polish! Barely there is a lovely nude shade with a crelly formula that goes on super smooth and easy. It is a bit on the sheer side and took three coats to be opaque – but it is a very good match for my natural skin tone, which can be neat in some nail art! Shown above at three coats and one coat of Seche Vite.

Get a Mauve On It

Color Club - Get a Mauve On It
Color Club – Get a Mauve On It
Color Club - Get a Mauve On It
Color Club – Get a Mauve On It

Get a Mauve On It is a mauve-leaning greige color. The formula was similar to Barely There, but it was much more opaque. I used two coats in my swatches, but if I painted it on slightly thicker, it definitely could have been a one-coater.  The color of this one is quite a bit different from anything else in my collection and with the standout formula, it is definitely one of my favorites. Shown above with two coats and a coat of Seche Vite.

Midnight Mulberry

Color Club - Midnight Mulberry
Color Club – Midnight Mulberry
Color Club - Midnight Mulberry
Color Club – Midnight Mulberry

Midnight Mulberry is a stunning, muted, berry color. The formula was the same as Get a Mauve On It and Barely There, but again, was very opaque and could be almost a one coater if you use thick coats. Shown above at two coats topped with Seche Vite.

Overall, there is a lot to love about this set. Blank Canvas was a bit disappointing and I don’t see myself using it at all with that questionable formula. Barely there, Get a Mauve On It and Midnight Mulberry are the standouts to me because they have such amazing formulas. They go on super smooth and easy – all of them make a lovely base for a variety of different nail art possibilities but they are gorgeous on their own as well.

If you are interested in this set, skip on the white – but the others are all worth owning, particularly the three darkest shades in the set because of their fantastic formulas!

 

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PolishandPaws
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Such a beautiful collection!! I love neutrals and was so close to buying these but figured I already had something close in the Zoya Naturels collections.

Jennifer Gibson
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Beautiful swatches. Can’t wait to see the nail art!

Amy
Guest

These are perfect switch into fall mode polishes. I love collections like this.

Jessica
Guest

Barely There is such an awesome match for your skin tone! Beautiful swatches!

Tracey
Guest

Such beautiful delicate colours ♡

Karen
Guest

These are so classy and gorgeous! I need to find my perfect mannequin bands nude.

Sumeet Singh
Guest

Beautiful swatches! Love the mint shade!

Schette
Guest

Thats lovely. The first colors are too light for me but I love the last one !

Savannah
Guest

I’m so sad I missed this deal! I’ve been loving neutrals lately and these are so up my alley!

Sasha
Guest

Your swatches are lovely!

Lacquerexpression
Guest

I’m sad I missed the deal! These are gorgeous!

Manna
Guest

These are lovely neutrals!

Member

What a great collection to transition to fall!

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[…] There was part of Color Club Shift Into Neutral Collection released in Spring 2015. I reviewed the entire line in June and was really impressed by the set. The stand out, for me, was this skin-toned crelly […]