Indie Swatch and Review - Neon, the 10th Element by Indigo Bananas

Hello lovely readers!  Guess what I have for you today? Yes, another neon collection!  This time around I am sharing my swatches and review of Neon, the 10th Element collection by 3-free indie polish maker Indigo Bananas.



I had been wanting to add more neon cremes to my polish collection and after some research I decided to try this new-to-me brand. Neon, the 10th Element collection was released Summer 2015 and is comprised of 9 neon creme polishes: The Uranium Evil, Sulfur Green, LithiumLoo (LiLoo), Diva Plumbum, Carbon Dallas, Phlogiston Paradise, Zinc Industries, Neon, the 10th Element, and Rubidium Rhod.


Formulas
The formulas were very consistent so I will summarize my findings before I share my swatches below. The polishes have a semi-matte finish when dry, but become instantly glossy with a layer of top coat (Seche Vite in my case). All of the colors are beautifully vibrant and do not require a white base coat for the colors to pop or to become opaque. However, The Uranium Evil and Liloo were somewhat streaky and required 4 coats for the polish to cover without leaving spotty patches. The other 7 polishes were opaque and self-levered after 2 to 3 coats. Also importantly, I did not have any staining after swatching all 9 cremes!

Now that I got all that out of the way, let's take a look at some swatches!

The Uranium Evil
This is a neon yellow that is a bit warmer on the nail compared with the color in the bottle. Shown are 4 coats plus top coat.





LiLoo
This is a traffic cone orange neon and a true highlighter neon. Unfortunately, I was not able to capture the color accurately with my camera. Shown are 4 coats plus top coat.





Sulfur Green
This is a bright candy apple green and another true highlighter neon. Shown below are 3 coats plus top coat.





Diva Plumbum
This polish is a Caribbean green teal. Shown below are 2 coats plus top coat.





Carbon Dallas
This polish is a bright denim blue and as close as you will get to a highlighter blue neon. Shown below are 2 coats plus top coat.





Zinc Industries
This is a bright orchid neon. Shown below are 2 coats plus top coat. 





Phlogiston Paradise
This is a dark orchid purple neon and another true highlighter shade. Shown below are 2 coats plus top coat.





Neon, the 10th Element
This is a true pink neon highlighter shade. Shown below are 3 coats plus top coat.





Rubidium Rhod
This is a bright Ferrari red. Shown below are 3 coats plus top coat.





Overall, I love this collection. It covers the whole rainbow spectrum and it has some unique colors that happened to be my favorites: Rubidium Rhod and Diva Plumbum. I also love that the minis are offered as 8 mL square bottles. Lastly, my ordered arrived in under a week and came with a bunch of yummy treats that lasted a whole 30 minutes! Great customer service is always a plus and will keep me coming back for more!

Do you own this or any other neon collection? I would love to hear from you so feel free to comment below. And as always, thank you very much for reading!

32 comments

  1. Lovely swatches! I love this collection.

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  2. Ahhh so bright and so awesome!

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  3. These are all absolutely stunning! I can't get enough of the neons this year!

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    1. I hear you! I still have a couple of neon collections to review before the summer is over!

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  4. Love Indigo Bananas. I bought the green and one of the flakie topcoat. Now I need the rest. Gorgeous swatches!

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    1. Thank you! These are my first Indigo Bananas and I will be going back for more!

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  5. These are amazing neons, your swatches are stunning ♡♡

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  6. I'm quite happy that you bought these. Neons look so different on darker (as in, not pasty white) skin tones and I love seeing how they look on someone who's color is similar to mine. I'm an IB fan so these are on my wishlist.

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    1. Thank you!!! And thank you for pointing out that the minis where 8mL!!! Such a great way to try them out!

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  7. these are all really pretty! I love the inspiration!

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  8. Stunning swatches. These all look so great and bright! If I didn't have so many neon cremes already I would definitely grab these.

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  9. I definitely need these in my life!!

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    1. I think so as well! I got the minis and they are 8mL!!!!

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  10. This collection looks amazing!! Great swatches!!!

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  11. I just bought my first Indigo Bananas polishes and I love them. These are gorgeous. :)

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  12. I love these! I've never tried this brand before but at some point I think I'm going to have too

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  13. These are gorgeous! I need IB in my life

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    1. Both the polishes and the costumer service were great!

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    2. Both the polishes and the costumer service were great!

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  14. HELLO gorgeous neons! Great swatches!

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  15. These are beautiful! I really need some Indigo Bananas in my life!

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  16. Really awesome polishes, so bright and pretty! I like them all ;)
    Xoxo, Nyx

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