Model's Own - Pinky Brown

Hi everyone!! Today's Twinsie Tuesday theme is a "hyped up polish I was disappointed by."

Pinky Brown is a pink and brown/bronze duochrome from the Beetlejuice collection released by Model's Own late last year.  I purchased this one from Harlow & Co. a few months ago.

The formula for this polish was great.  It applied smoothly and evenly and was opaque in one coat.  In these pictures, I used Essie All in One Base, two coats of Pinky Brown, and Seche Vite Fast Dry top coat.

Artificial Light

Artificial Light

Sunlight

Sunlight

Natural Light

The reason I was disappointed in this polish is I thought the duochrome would be a lot stronger.  However, most times it just looked like a deep metallic pink.  I still like the polish, but unfortunately I'm not in love with it the way I thought I would be.

What do you guys think of Pinky Brown?  Did you pick up anything from the Beetlejuice collection?

Check out the other twinsies to see what polishes they were disappointed by!
Amanda: http://amandalandish.blogspot.com/
Anne: http://grapefizz.blogspot.com/
Ashley: http://artevolve.blogspot.com/
Chelsea: http://www.nailedblog.com/
Jenn: http://allthatisgorgeous.blogspot.com/
Katherine: http://hauloffame.blogspot.com/
Meredith: http://polishandcharms.blogspot.com/
Nory: http://fiercemakeupandnails.blogspot.com/
Rachel: http://topcoatit.wordpress.com/
Sarah: http://seesarahswatch.blogspot.com/
Jenna: http://www.jennafroggy.com/
Anna: http://goingtotheshowing.blogspot.com/
ChiChi: http://beautystarr1009.blogspot.com/
Brandi: http://thecollegiatenail.blogspot.com/
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32 comments:

  1. I'm sorry you were disappointed by this! I actually like this on you! Maybe if the pink was brighter, like a fuchsia it would pop more and make the duochrome more present?

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    1. Exactly. It was the shade of pink that bothered me most.

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  2. When it is layered over black, the duochrome seems to pop a bit better, but you probably already know that, sorry. I love these polishes and was surprised by how many people didn't.

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    1. Yep, I knew that. Thanks ;0). I was in love with Aqua Violet, just not as in love with this one.

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  3. I do like the polish but I agree the douchrome should pop up more to be worth the money. It still looks great on you :D

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  4. I just swapped for this one but haven't tried it yet. I'm looking forward to comparing to similar duos I have.

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  5. I don't have anything from the Beetlejuice collection but this one looks great!

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  6. Some of these were on my wishlist (including this one) but I kept postponing getting them and I ended up getting the W7 Metallic Planets instead (will post swatches soon). Those are far cheaper and they are pretty similar to the Models Own ones.

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    1. Looking forward to seeing what you got Mihaela!

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  7. Sorry it was disappointing but looks fabulous on you!!!!

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  8. Isn't it annoying when a duochrome ends up looking like a monochrome? Lol!

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  9. It's still beautiful but I see what you mean about the duochrome not being as strong as you'd like. The preview pics for this collection looked crazy amazing but the polishes didn't really match what was expected. Like I said though, still a great-looking polish on you!

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    1. I agree! Still a nice polish. Thanks hon!

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  10. Sorry to hear that you were let down by this one. It still does look beautiful on you. That photo in the sunlight is GORGEOUS!

    I didn't buy any from this collection even though I wanted to. I waited to see other people's swatches first. Afterwards, I heard a lot of people being disappointed by a bunch of them, so I just saved my money. Although...your swatch of this one actually makes me want it! What are you doing to me? ;)

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    1. LOL!!! Sorry Mary. Just doing my job ;0).

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  11. This is pretty on you! I just wore this one recently and I was a tad disappointed with all the hype. I loved the promo shots Models Own released for summer, but I'm not getting my hopes up! lol :)

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    1. LOL!! Me either! Waiting for swatches first.

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  12. Yeah, this one I am meh on. It reminds me of one of the early duochromes I ever saw that was an OPI from I think around 97. I still have it - but it's always looked ick on me. This one has the same colors in it pretty much as Orly Space Cadet which also mimiced the OPI I am drawing a blank on the name (1 glass of wine down here - zapped the memory - I must be having a major light weight night).

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  13. I like this color on you, sorry it was disappointing for you.

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  14. I was thinking, "I really like this" as I was looking at your pics, and wondering why you didn't! And then I read you wished the duochrome was stronger, I totally get that! But I loooove that pink and brown together!

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    1. I agree. The pink and brown together are great.

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  15. Sorry to hear you were disappointed in this one! It's a pretty color but it still sucks when a color doesn't meet our expectations. From what I've read, you aren't the only person that was disappointed. I guess the promo pictures were misleading.

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  16. Aw I would have expected more of the duo chrome effect too. I recently picked up three from this collection. I've still yet to try them...This one still looks pretty though :D

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