(Review & Swatches): CND Jason Wu Nail Lacquer, Effects Nail Polish

There are some collections that have shades for virtually every skin tone and color, and Creative Nail Design’s Jason Wu collection is one of them. The designer, known for his elegant, structured outfits and a playful pop of color, collaborated with CND to launch a capsule collection for $47.

In this collection, you’ll see his four staple colors, from Brigitte (a dirty rose), Veronica (a blood red), Miss Wu (a limestone gray), and Sophia (a dark mushroom). There are also silk-infused top coats that add a layer of depth –almost like a veil. This collection just hit the shelves on May 1.

Below is Sophia, a Warm Opaque. On its own, the shade is much darker than what you see below. But this is a lighter mani because I used two coats and layered it with a veil of the frosty CND “Effects” in Perfectly Bare Shimmer.

CND Jason Wu Nail Lacquer Collection in Sophia

Photo: Charu Suri

I also completely love Brigitte. This dusky rose comes off as a nude for darker complexions, but is a beautiful shade to wear for extremely elegant occasions. It is completely Jason Wu. Also shown here with a layer of the CND “Effects” in Perfectly Bare Shimmer.

CND Jason Wu Nail Lacquer Collection in Brigitte

Photo credit: Charu Suri

In case you’re curious about the Effects bottle, here it is, a lovely bottle of frost (shown here with my nails done in Brigitte):

CND Effects Perfectly Bare Shimmer

Photo: Charu Suri

The rest of the set has nail lacquers that are suited for every season. See below:

CND Jason Wu Collection

Photo: Matthew Minucci

Based on the review and swatches above, do you see any colors from the Jason Wu collection that are a fit for you? Why or why not?

Charu Suri

CND Jason Wu Nail Lacquer Collection in Brigitte