When Julep announced a matte topcoat would be part of the November Maven's box, the polish world went a little nutty, hoping against hope that Julep would be coming out with their own line of matte suedes, and so they did. I picked up 4 of them.
The first is a light green suede called Hailee. This is so very different from Femme Fatale.. this one doesn't even read true green, but more of a hint of sage green.
Formula was the same with all the Julep suedes - just fine. I don't think there is any appreciable difference in the application of the suedes between Avon, Pure Ice, or Julep.
I was really looking forward to Julep Nora. This is a unique purple in my collection. It's very nearly a steely grey.
I decided to paint one stripe of Above the Curve Don't Call Me Sugar, a lilac holo, right down the center of each nail.
Next up is Julep Amber, a champagne gold suede. I much prefer champagne gold to orange gold tones with my skin color. This is almost a nude on me - it makes me look really, really pale, but I like it.
The last Julep I bought was Minka. What a pretty color, somewhere between rose gold and copper. This is also unique to my stash, and one of my faves of the suedes.
I thought a cloud mani with Amber, Minka, and Hailee would be really pretty. It's almost a southwestern color palette, but very muted. I love this combo.
Will you be picking up any of the Julep matte suedes? At $14 each at Sephora or Julep, I suggest you get a Maven to pick one up for you for $5 when added to her Maven Box, though I don't know how long they will be available.