The first of the colour reports for fall was green and it looks like Avon got it right as the new Pantone colour of the year is Kale! The second of the colour reports is metallics and neutrals and I have two Avon Gel Finish polishes to share, Barely There and Sterling.
On trend nails are not always the most work appropriate colours but these colours are suitable for work while dressed up enough for going out with some added metallic accents.
These are not new colours from Avon, if you have a collection of their gel finish 7 in 1 polishes, you may have Barely There or Sterling in your collection. I know Sterling in particular gets a lot of use for me as it is a nice dark silver compared to many of the chrome type silvers available right now.
Avon Gel Finish Barely There
Avon’s Barely There is a light nude polish suitable for all skintones. The first coat in this actually has fairly decent coverage and levelled well on the second coat. However, two fingers showed slight streaks and needed a third coat. It has the same brush as other Avon gel finish polishes, not too thick and not to thin. Dry time is good which helps with the third coat and it is shiny even without topcoat. If you are looking for a pale base without the pop of white looking harsh against your skintone, Barely There may be a good choice.
Avon Gel Finish Sterling
A dark silver that is shimmer heavy yet still shiny with no noticeable texture, Sterling became of my favourite silver polishes when I received it a few months ago. It is great as an easy accent nail but works for nail art and stamping if used over a pale colour but is not opaque enough for stamping over darker polishes.
Avon Gel Finish Barely There and Sterling with Born Pretty nail art studs
I personally find that a lot of nude polishes chip on me regardless of brand. I mean, not as annoying since they are closer to your skintone so less noticeable but still. However, I got three days out of this mani before the stud came off and the colours were still wearable.