A while back I couldn’t resist a sale on sephora.com for the JINsoon Trio de Couleurs boxed set at $45. Regular retail for one bottle is $18 so separately the polishes would cost $54. I don’t like to pay a lot for nail polish, but this high-end line has a lot to offer as far as formula, opacity, and color payoff. What’s more? The formula is 5-free! Yippee!
JINsoon Blue Iris is a smooth, dark cobalt creme that dries to a glossy finish. The first layer is translucent, and it almost looks like a crelly, except that it is evenly opaque in three coats. With each layer the color gets richer so it’s hard to stop at just three! The brush is curved which makes it easy to get right up to the cuticle, and the brush is wide and flexible so you can cover your nail in two to three strokes.
JINsoon Kookie White is a pale gray creme with blue undertones. I wanted to go slowly with application because it is so rich and silky, and opaque in two coats (so you finish your mani quickly), but if you allow it to dry between strokes you get streaks. I rushed my application in this photo and didn’t give a third, wet final layer that would have allowed the formula to even itself out. That’s right Kookie self-levels, you lucky duck! I love the formula, the flattering color, and the quirky name!
JINsoon Tea Rose is a pink-leaning coral crelly that is as much fun to apply as it is to wear. This is three coats and no top coat. Gloss-tastic on its own!
The boxed trio is still available on the Sephora site (Limited edition, online only), so if you are new to the brand this is a wonderful introduction!
Here is Blue Iris in action on the episode of People Now that aired last week on Good Friday April 3, 2015: