19 March 2015

Swatches & Review - 4 El Corazon Cream shades

Hi loves! Today I have lovely creme shades to show you from the El Corazon Active Bio-gel Color gel polish line - that's quite a mouthfull! Basically they are nice creamy shades, not gel or anything but just straight up polishes. I really liked these! The specific set is called Cream, you can see the other shades here.








Let's get to it ^^.



El Corazon Cream 423/261 is one of those ugly shades that is still attractive (at least to me haha). It's a mustard yellow with some green tones to it. It's a bit dustier in reality than my pictures show. Like I said, shades like these appeal to me! 2 coats, topcoat.




El Corazon Cream 423/263 reminds me of flowers and gardens. It´s a soft pink, quite mature and subdued. It´s easy to wear, definitely! 2 coats, topcoat.




El Corazon Cream 423/264 is a darker version of 263, a bit fruitier? Does that make any sense? Again, very mature and subdued yet not boring I think. 2 coats, topcoat.


El Corazon Beauty 423/271 is a bold royal blue shade. It stands out against the other shades and I reeeally like it! How glorious would it be with a golden glitter gradient on top? I do suspect this one stains so be careful when wearing it. 2 coats, topcoat.

Overall conclusion
The formula was great on all of these. Creamy, not too thick, flowing nicely and self-leveling. They do need topcoat for some nice shine but other than that nothing to complain. I really like all 4 shades and can't pick a favorite, though 261 isn't the easiest to wear and might clash with some skintones. 271 is gloriously bright and bold and both 263 and 264 are easy to wear and make for a more office appropriate look.

What do you think of these 4 shades? Do you like them as much as I do? Tell me in the comments!
Press Samples
El Corazon is a Russian brand that has various nailpolish lines and also sells other make-up. You can find it on their own website - they ship internationally. You can also connect with them on Instagram.

If you prefer shopping with a more local e-tailer, why not try Hypnotic Polish? They are located in the Netherlands and also provide worldwide shipping.

39 comments :

  1. I love that mustard! Definitely one of those ugly/pretty shades but I love it too! Has a sort of retro vibe to it. Have I told you how much I love your short nails?! Beautiful swatches!

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  2. Nice colors! Great swatches

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  3. Victoria - manicurator19 March, 2015 21:25

    Love love those two rose shades but especially the lighter one. So feminine!

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  4. Ooh so creamy and shiny! I love a good creme polish, so underrated! The blue is definitely my favourite

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  5. I'm totally loving the blue but they seriously need to get themselves some better polish names!

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  6. Stacy Plowman-Pennock20 March, 2015 00:24

    I agree, your swatches, and nails, are perfection!
    I LOVE that murky, mustard-y color, it's so unique!

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  7. I love that twice in one week you have had to use fruitier to describe polish colors. LOL! But I totally get what you mean! :D I'm actually really digging that pretty/ugly mustardy greeny color. It's very unique!

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  8. The one that tickled my fancy was El Corazon Beauty 423/271 but I've got to say that El Corazon Cream 423/263 is also quite pretty and it looks beautiful on your nails, hun - dusky rose shades are always so elegant!

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  9. ValiantlyVarnished20 March, 2015 02:57

    423/621 reminds me a lot of China Glaze Kalahari Kiss - I love colors like this!

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  10. Color Me So Crazy20 March, 2015 04:04

    The soft pink is really pretty. I usually shy away from pinks but the dusty tint to it makes it really attractive!

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  11. I love a good fugly shade too! Lol that blue is just perfection. :)

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  12. I definitely love them all so much, I've been such a cream polish hoarder lately.

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  13. Beautiful Swatches. I loved Mustard one, its unusual color but looks pretty. I tried few El Corazon polishes recently, i must say i love their quality for its formula and colors.

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  14. The mustard will for sure look awful on me, but you pull it off, wow! I like the colours but I drool over that blue, it is blue perfection and I need it!

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  15. The blue is my favorite, but you always tempt me with the ugly/pretty colors! LOL!

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  16. These are so pretty!! :) Gorgeous swatches as always!

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  17. Die roze heb ik ook! Vind de glans echt geweldig. Ze zijn prachtig!

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  18. Nequéren Reis21 March, 2015 18:53

    Que máximo as suas unhas ela hoje estar la no blog da uma passadinha.

    Blog: http://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br/

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  19. Cream 423/264 is my favorite!!! Gorgeous swatches!!!

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  20. I loved this royal shade, so beautiful! Kiss

    Francesinha à Brasileira

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  21. Thanks Victoria, that's how the shade made me feel as well!

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  22. Yup, cremes are the shiz! Nothing feels better than that perfect smooth finish I think :).

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  23. YES! It's so annoying, some are named, some are numbered, collections are hard to spot or tell apart.. it's confusing.

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  24. Oh my gosh, you are right :D it's weird but sometimes all your "description" words come from the same category, know what I mean?

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  25. I love the dusky rose shades so much! Makes me feel elegant and grown up lol ;-).

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  26. Ooh yes, the share some resemblance indeed!

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  27. Thanks, and I definitely agree! Makes it that bit more interesting.

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  28. Yay for fuglies :D. Thank you Ashlee!

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  29. Thanks girl! It's very unusual but that's the appeal for me. And you are right, they do great polishes!

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  30. I think with some nailart you might be able to balance it out, it's such a fun shade! Thanks Lothwen!

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