Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Fail That Isn't

A lot of what I have to do for color creation is try to create the color I want and then send it to the lab for them to re-create it. It can take me several attempts over several evenings before I get one color exactly how I envisioned it. Once it is right, I send it to the lab with a description of the color and description of the finish I am looking for. I then get a sample back and will have to go back and forth with them and have them adjust the sample until the color and formula are perfect. Some colors take 7+ iterations before they get the color and formula exactly how I want it. It is a LONG and time consuming process. I started all this in July and will most likely see three colors in February. It's crazy!

Anyway I am already working on finalizing my Spring colors and will be sending in my Summer colors soon. While we were on vacation I received a first take on one of the Spring colors. When I opened the package, my first reaction was "um who's is this?" See, I sent in a nudish color with shimmer. What I received is a taupe/brown creme. WTF! But even though this was a fail and it was going to need to go again, I ended up falling in love with this color. I mean I am really LOVING this color. I also have a red from them that wasn't right, but is AMAZING. As a result I am looking at adding the colors into the collection. That means we may end up with 4 or 5 colors for the release instead of 3. I'll keep you guys up to date.

Now on to the taupe/brown. This color is so pretty to me. I don't know how they came up with it based on the color I sent them. It is like 2 shades darker and missing the shimmer. They use color matching software to get it right - but I mean they could have at least double checked it with their eyes before sending it. But then again, I wouldn't have gotten it if they did. I have nothing like it, but admittedly I have bought barely any nail polish since July. So what do you think, should this get into the collection? I love how it takes on a different hue based on the lighting.



The image above is the closest to what it looks like in person.


6 comments:

  1. awesome! fate was there to help you out with this one!

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  2. I think that looks really pretty on you! What are you going to call it?

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  3. This looks very pretty on you. I can't pull those colors off but man I wish I could. I wanna see that red!

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  4. This is a really common color these days, so my opinion is NOT to add this, even though it is very pretty.

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  5. I want to buy it so badly! I was thinking about waiting for the other, but I may just cave in.

    Gorgeous!

    I can't wait for moving water!!! I'm definitely buying that one when it comes out. XD

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