Monday, March 15, 2010

Spotlight On: Mode Cosmetics #10325 Red Velvet

Firstly, please read my post Introducing.... Mode Cosmetics Nail Enamel! if you have not done so already, as it contains general information about this brand of nail enamel.

Red Velvet is part of the current Mode Cosmetics collection and is a fabulous deep red with a hint of burgundy. I had a hard time capturing the true colour of this polish, as my camera honed in on the red and the burgundy got a little lost - so the actual shade is a bit deeper than the images portray. The sunlight picks up a subtle shimmer, which adds to the pearl finish. Very easy to apply, two coats offers fantastic pigmentation. An all-round winner!

Photograph taken in direct sunlight

Photograph taken in artificial light

Nail art: I used Color Club's Art Club Nail Art Lacquer to create this look. Lacquer colours used are NA48 Black Hologram (also referred to as 05C048) and NA25 Hologram Glitter (also referred to as 05C025.) Allow nail enamel to dry before applying stripper polish. Starting in one corner, paint a diagonal line across the nail first, and once that has dried, paint another line directly next to it in the second colour, once that has dried paint another line with the first colour, and so on, until you have striped half of the nail in alternate colours! Pretty easy!

I will be listing a bottle of this shade on OZtion for any Australian ladies interested in owning one! I will also be offering it for trade on MakeupAlley in the near future for anyone, anywhere! For ladies outside of Australia who would like to buy a bottle, please email me and I will happily list one on eBay for you. I will also be selling the Art Club Nail Art Lacquer colours used for anyone interested in replicating my nails! If you have tried these links and Red Velvet, Black Hologram or Hologram Glitter are not available on any of these sites, please email me, and I will endeavour to source them for you.


  1. Red Velvet totally suits its name, theres a real depth to this colour. love it, i brought cerise as well today, quite similar in the bottle, i havent tried it yet...

  2. I've just downloaded iStripper, and now I enjoy having the sexiest virtual strippers on my taskbar.