Swatches | Grotesque Collection by Virago Varnish

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Grotesque

Hey guys! Today I have a swatch and review of the Grotesque collection available from Virago Varnish! Unfortunately at this time they are mostly sold out but they will be restocking on  Monday, March 27th, at 9am PDT so if you see a polish you are in love with I definitely recommend stalking the storefront at restock time! These creme polishes have an incredibly affordable price point at $6.75 a bottle and they were sent to me for review. They are also all going to be amazing for stamping, it just doesn’t get much better than that! They all dried down to a semi-matte finish and my swatches today are shown without base coat.

This collection is inspired by those “pretty ugly colors” that can be so polarizing but what can I say, I love them all!

MonstrousBottle
Monstrous shown at 1 coat under artificial lighting.
MonstrousBottom
Monstrous at an angle under artificial lighting.

First up is Monstrous which is described as a “dirty berry/mauve/red creme polish with orange undertones.” This polish was easily opaque in just one coat!

MonstrousAngle
Monstrous at an angle under artificial lighting.
MonstrousMacro
Monstrous macro.

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GruesomeBottle
Gruesome shown at 1 coat under artificial lighting.
GruesomeBottom
Gruesome at an angle under artificial lighting.

Next up is Gruesome which is described as a “dirty salmon creme polish.” This almost as a orange creamsicle with a touch of terra-cotta feel! Easily opaque in 1 coat.

GruesomeAngle
Gruesome at an angle under artificial lighting.
GruesomeMacro
Gruesome macro.

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NauseatingBottle
Nauseating shown at 1 coat under artificial lighting.
NauseatingBottom
Nauseating at an angle under artificial lighting.

Next up is Nauseating which is described as a “dirty nude polish with brown/orange undertones.” This polish would have fit perfectly in the Nudity collection! Easily opaque in 1 coat, this polish has some beautiful rosy tones that make it super close to being my mannequin hands shade!

NauseatingAngle
Nauseating at an angle under artificial lighting.
NauseatingMacro
Nauseating macro.

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HideousBottle
Hideous shown at 2 coats under artificial lighting.
HideousBottom
Hideous at an angle under artificial lighting.

Next up is Hideous which is described as a “nacho cheese orange creme polish.” This is such a banging bright orange yellow shade! It went on super easily and smooth in 2 easy coats!

HideousAngle
Hideous at an angle under artificial lighting.
HideousMacro
Hideous macro.

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HorrendousBottle
Horrendous shown at 2 coats under artificial lighting.
HorrendousBottom
Horrendous at an angle under artificial lighting.

Next up is Horrendous which is described as a “dirty green/yellow olive green creme nail polish.” This polish tends to photograph a little more yellow than it is in person, this reminds me of the bright green of a fresh avocado! Easy to apply and was completely opaque for me in 2 coats.

HorrendousAngle
Horrendous at an angle under artificial lighting.
HorrendousMacro
Horrendous macro.

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Rancid
Rancid shown at 1 coat under artificial lighting.
RancidBottom
Rancid at an angle under artificial lighting.

I saved my most favorite for last, this is Rancid and it is described as a “mint neon green like creme polish.” This did pull a little more neon in my pictures than it is in real life, it has some deeper green tones I think. This is going to be my go to summer shade! Easily opaque in just 1 creamy coat!

RancidAngle
Rancid at an angle under artificial lighting.
RancidMacro
Rancid macro.

So that wraps up today’s swatch and review, be sure to follow Virago Varnish to stay up to date on all future restocks, releases, and sales!

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