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.
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.
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.
This is a bright candy apple green and another true highlighter neon. Shown below are 3 coats plus top coat.
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.
This is a bright orchid neon. Shown below are 2 coats plus top coat.
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 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!