If you've been following my blog for awhile, you know I am a huge college football fan. Spring football for UW is wrapping up this weekend with the annual Spring Game! It's been almost 4 months since we got to see the Huskies last play so of course it's an excuse to break out the purple. Well, I hardly need an excuse, but there you go.
I have a bunch of purples kicking around but honestly, I didn't have time to swatch any this week and conveniently, I had this new Sinful Colors polish just swatched-- Zeus! This is from a recently released collection (I swear, Seattle gets these later than everyone else does) called Cast Away, which seems to be inspired by Greece. I was initially looking for another polish from the collection, but decided to grab Zeus as well when I was looking at the display.
Zeus is a periwinkle purple with a fairly strong pink shimmer throughout the polish. In certain lights it takes on a more greyed out appearance. I found the formula on Zeus to be a little on the gloppy side, but honestly, it wasn't that difficult to work with. I only needed two coats to get nice opaque coverage. It's an interesting color combo-- I kind of flash back to my late elementary/early middle school years when Lisa Frank was all the rage. Something about purple/pink just reminds of that, even though Zeus is not that loud.
Artificial light with flash:
Natural light - shade:
Natural light - sun:
I how it looks in the sunlight-- it truly shows Zeus in all its (his?) glory. I mean, it's pretty in all lights, but this polish is at its best when you can see the gorgeous purple color and the full shimmer. At first I wasn't sure I would like this combination, but I find myself loving it a little more each time I look at it.