Color Club’s The Uptown review

Posted on Wednesday, at bought • 404 views

  • Manufacturer: Color Club
  • Availability: part of the Girl About Town collection
  • Color Range: semisheer purple jelly with multicolored flakies
  • Cost/Amount: USD$8 for 15 ml / .5 fl oz
  • Would you purchase again: yes

NOTE: If you are buying The Uptown after September 2014, you're getting a different polish that's from the same vendor, and using the exact same name. As of September 2014, The Uptown is an opaque violet creme with silver sparkle.

Color Club’s The Uptown

This may be one of the few jelly polishes that I consciously acquire. I tend not to be a gigantic fan of sheer and semisheer polishes, because when I put color on my nails it's because - surprise! - I want to see color on my nails, without having to apply three or more coats. I might make an exception if the color is unique enough, or there are some truly astounding duo- or multi-chrome effects.

I did need three coats for this, which was mildly annoying. On the definite up side, this polish has actual flakies, not mylar strips. (Iridescent flakies are a more costly additive, and so more nail polishes are substituting clear or colored mylar strips.) It looks like Hidden Treasure if it were tinted purple rather than having a clear, yellow-ish base.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

Close-up photo of the middle three fingernails of the left hand, showing the nail color applied. The left hand holding a bottle of nail polish and displaying all manicured fingernails, with 2 coats of Color Club's The Uptown Four fingers in a row, resting on the thumb, with all nails displaying 2 coats of Color Club's The Uptown

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