** This post was written by Fiona. She no longer blogs for Swatch And Learn. However, Mary still continues to blog and will be happy to reply to your comment. **
Out of all the polishes from the collection, L.A. Girl Metal Antique Gold is definitely the one that surprises me the most. Honestly, it’s a color I threw into my order only because I was interested in seeing how L.A. Girl antiqueize golds. (Yes, that’s a word. No, I lied: it’s not.)
Well, the result is not really antique gold, but it is definitely precious. And I’m seriously in love… even more than I like Deep Sea Mica which was the winner for me in this collection. I have a couple more to try from L.A. Girl Metal, but I have a feeling this shade is going to take home the (antique) gold for me!
L.A. Girl Metal Antique Gold Swatches & Pictures
- Lustrous finish
- Wearable color
- Name: L.A. Girl Metal Antique Gold
- Amount: 0.47 fl. oz. or 14ml
- What I Paid:$2.24 USD (20% off; retails for $2.80)
- Price Per Unit: $4.77/fl. oz. or $0.16/ml
- Other L.A. Girl Metal Colors Available: Sterling Silver, Gold Plated, Pink Steel, Chromium Green, Brass, Millennium, Iron Red, Bronze Medal, Alkaline Blue, Copper Alloy, Graphite, Deep Sea Mica, Obsidian, Trilogy, Metallic Olive
- Where to Buy: L.A. Girl website, Cherry Culture, nail salons, some Forever 21 stores
LA Girl Antique Gold Review
LA Girl Antique Gold is an olivy-mossy green that has a sort of an overlay of gold. And if you look really closely, there are tiny green and red specks, too!
These hues complement each other so gorgeously, I think. Especially in the sunlight – it looks like the color is glowing from within!
The only complaint I have about LA Girl Metal Antique Gold is the opacity. I used three coats in all my swatches to get the intensity and coverage you see. It’s not completely awful, but two is my normal #.
Application & Formula
Smooth as liquid gold! It goes on so smoothly and easily because the formula isn’t too thick or too thin. The brush held onto the polish nicely, allowing for easy application. And it levels itself out on the nail for a completely smooth finish.
L.A. Girl Antique Girl is Big-3 Free, so don’t worry about DBP, formaldehyde or toluene appearing in this polish.
Final Verdict: 9/10
Even though the color that I got wasn’t totally what I was expecting, I love it. And I love how affordable it is, too. Sometimes quality does come with affordability!
Have you tried L.A. Girl polishes? Do you like green shades, or would you have preferred this to be more yellow goldish?
If you like Antique Gold, you’ll love LA Colors Cactus. I got both in the same haul, and only when they arrived did I realize how similar they are. Except Cactus isn’t semi-sheer like Antique Gold is when you apply it, and it’s got these interesting flecks of orange and green thrown into the mix.
femputer recently posted: FOTD: Vivacious V
OoOO. I’d be sure to check it out! I got a few LA Colors polishes, too, but I haven’t worn them yet. How do you like the brand?
I like this color, but I am not a fan of polishes that I have to use three coats haha. I put on Sinful Colors Unicorn last night and it took three coats. It is time consuming and I have no patience. This color is stunning though.
imfeelingnailventurous recently posted: My First Bridal Nail Design
Patience isn’t my virtue, either! Is Unicorn at least worth the time it took to apply three coats?
thenailaholic recently posted: Sunday Haul
Isn’t it? I love it! 🙂
Wow you must really love this if you love it more than Deep Sea Mica! Then again, it’s understandable because this is bee-yoo-tiful on you, Fiona! Completely gorgeous! 😀
Ruthe recently posted: All That Glitters is Gold
Awww. Thanks, Ruthe! I really like that glittery effect you did on your last post. 🙂