September 14, 2020

Brand Challenge: Great Lakes Lacquer


Great Lakes Lacquer Swatch

Hello readers,
I'm continuing to swatch my way through my Great Lakes Lacquer collection. Clearly both GLL and I are fans of blue, teal and turquoise. Let's take a look at swatches

I Love Your Lakes

Great Lakes Lacquer I Love Your LakesGreat Lakes Lacquer I Love Your Lakes review

I Love Your Lakes features teal to blue to purple shifting multichrome base filled with small silver holo flecks. The formula was easy to apply and took three coats for full coverage. The little flecks dry down nice and smooth. Photos show three coats of I Love Your Lakes with one coat of Girly Bits Cosmetics What A Rush top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Great Lakes Lacquer I Love Your Lakes

Great Lakes Lacquer I Love Your Lakes review

Great Lakes Lacquer I Love Your Lakes swatch

Mystery #6

Great Lakes Lacquer Mystery #6Great Lakes Lacquer Mystery #6 review

Mystery #6 features a muted navy based filled with a pink to green shifting shimmer. No issues with the formula and I used three coats for full coverage, though two may be enough for those with shortner nails or a less distinct nail line than me. Photos show three coats of Mystery #6 with one coat of Girly Bits Cosmetics What A Rush topcoat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Great Lakes Lacquer Mystery #6

Great Lakes Lacquer Mystery #6 review

Great Lakes Lacquer Mystery #6 swatch

Mystery #12

Great Lakes Lacquer Mystery #12Great Lakes Lacquer Mystery #12 review

Mystery #12 features a mint green crelly base filled with a large particle green to pink shifting shimmer and lime green to blue shifting metallic flakies. The formula was easy to work with and took three coats for full coverage. It did dry down to a satin finish so top coat is recommended for shine. Photos show three coats of Mystery #12 with one coat of Girly Bits Cosmetics What A Rush top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Great Lakes Lacquer Mystery #12

Great Lakes Lacquer Mystery #12 review

Great Lakes Lacquer Mystery #12 swatch

Pam Told Me To

Great Lakes Lacquer Pam Told Me ToGreat Lakes Lacquer Pam Told Me To review

Pam Told Me To features a deep purple base filled with a green to purple shifting shimmer and a hint of scatter holo shimmer. Another great formula that took three thin coats for full coverage. This was one of the goodie bag polished from the 2019 Indie Expo Canada cocktail party. Photos show three coats of Pam Told Me To with one coat of Girly Bits Cosmetics What A Rush top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Great Lakes Lacquer Pam Told Me To

Great Lakes Lacquer Pam Told Me To review

Great Lakes Lacquer Pam Told Me To swatch

Toronto #15

Great Lakes Lacquer Toronto #15Great Lakes Lacquer Toronto #15 review

Toronto #15 features a sapphire blue scatter holo case filled with iridescent flakies in shades or green, blue and purple. The formula applied easily and took three coats for full coverage. Photos show three coats of Toronto #15 with one coat of Girly Bits Cosmetics What A Rush top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Great Lakes Lacquer Toronto #15

Great Lakes Lacquer Toronto #15 review

Great Lakes Lacquer Toronto #15 swatch

Bring Yourself Back Online

Great Lakes Lacquer Bring Yourself Back OnlineGreat Lakes Lacquer Bring Yourself Back Online review

Bring Yourself Back Online features a sheer pale blue base filled with a glowing blue to pink shifting shimmer. The formula was easy to work with and I used three thin coats here. In most lighting it looks opaque, though sometimes I do see a hint of my nail lines peeking through. Photos show three coats of Bring Yourself Back Online with one coat of Girly Bits Cosmetics What A Rush top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Great Lakes Lacquer Bring Yourself Back Online

Great Lakes Lacquer Bring Yourself Back Online review

Great Lakes Lacquer Bring Yourself Back Online swatch

Final Thoughts

My personal favorites of this round are Pam Told Me To, Bring Yourself Back Online and Toronto #15. You can find Great Lakes Lacquer on


Happy polishing,

Michelle

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