Spellbound Nail Lacquer by Liberty Republic Darkside Collection Swatches & Review

by Lisa Heath

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Do I have a treat for all of you today!  I have been teasing some photos from this collection and so far, they have gotten some great comments… but today, you get to see the whole collection in all of it’s glory.

What collection?  The Spellbound Nail Lacquer by Liberty Republic Darkside Collection, which is the Fall/Winter 2014 collection!


This collection released a few weeks ago on Wantable.com for a limited time, and anyone who bought the Wantable Makeup Sub box this month (that marked LOVE in their survey for nail polish) should have received one of these beauties in their October box.  If you go now to grab a Makeup Sub box this month, you still have the chance to get one (again, make sure you mark LOVE for nail polish!)

Ok time to jump into the swatches and more purchasing information will be available below!


Voodoo Tilt

Voodoo is a vampy oxblood creme that is to die for.  Application was super smooth and I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.


Voodoo Side

Voodoo CU


Catalyst Tilt

Purples are just my weakness.  I can’t help it.

Catalyst is a more versatile shade in the collection.  You can wear it alone (like I did) or layer it over black or another darker color for a gorgeous effect.  I like showing polishes straight out of the bottle though, so for now – that’s what you get to see.

Catalyst is a vibrant, violet jelly base packed with shimmer and tiny glass flecks.  The violet base does have some subtle shifts and you can catch flashes of blue in it.  I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.


Catalyst side

Catalyst CU


Legend Tilt

Legend is a stunning emerald green with a slight touch of silver frost to it.  There are very light brush strokes visible in application, which is fairly typical of frost shades.  I used 2 coats for these photos and a glossy top coat.


Legend Side

Legend CU


Aura Tilt

Aura is a beautiful peach creme base loaded with fine gold shimmer which gives this shade an ethereal look to it.  I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.


Aura side

Aura CU


Medallion Tilt

Medallion is the only metallic foil finish in the collection.  I won’t even lie, I had trouble deciding what color this was because I couldn’t put my finger on it.  It’s described by Liberty Republic as a rose tinged molten silver.  It’s an really nice shade, a unique foil and surprisingly enough… no brush strokes in it.  I used 2 coats and no top coat for these photos.


Medallion side

Medallion CU


Premonition TIlt

Premonition might look familiar to some of you!  Premonition made it’s debut on my blog this month when I revealed my September Wantable Makeup Box.

Premonition is a deep blackened teal creme that is incredible.  It looks almost black.  I used 2 coats for these photos and a glossy top coat.


Premonition Side

Premonition CU


Well, this was my first experience with a Spellbound Nail Lacquer by Liberty Republic, and I certainly hope it’s not my last.  Formula wise… nailed it.  They were all fabulous.  The colors were rich, application was perfect and they look incredible.

SPELLBOUND Nail Lacquers are 5-free, vegan and cruelty free.

I used SPELLBOUND Eternal Gel Topcoat for all of the photos you see above (minus Medallion) and it’s a really nice, glassy top coat that dries fast for a gorgeous finish

Price: $14.00 Each

Where To Buy: Liberty Republic Website

Release: End of October

As I said earlier, right now the only way to acquire these shades are through a Wantable.com Makeup Subscription Box ($36 per month with a subscription, $40 for a one time box) but at the end of the month they will be releasing for purchase on the Liberty Republic site!

My top picks are Premonition, Catalyst, Aura and Voodoo, but really, you can’t go wrong with any of them!

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Patatina069 October 15, 2014 - 3:13 pm

Wow!!!! Gorgeous!!! Voodoo and Premonition are my prefered ones!!!

Amber October 15, 2014 - 3:24 pm

Wow, what a gorgeous collection! I have a weakness for purples too!

Allison @Never Say Die Beauty October 15, 2014 - 3:25 pm

I just loooooove Voo Doo! So gorgeous

Samantha October 15, 2014 - 3:28 pm

Ahh! These are gorgeous! Amazing swatches, as always! <3

Nicole Cothran October 15, 2014 - 3:40 pm

Great collection and love your swatches as usual! Catalyst and Legend are my favorites :)

Jenny Gilmore October 15, 2014 - 3:43 pm

Catalyst and Aura are my faaaaves! Gorgeous swatches!

Brooke @ Blushing Noir October 15, 2014 - 3:56 pm

While Legend stands out the most to me I def think Aura is my fave.

Betzy Carmona October 15, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Voo Doo is a gorgeous shade, that I need for a halloween tutorial that I have in mind

Erika October 15, 2014 - 4:37 pm

That collection is stunning and so are your swatches.

Miranda | Slashed Beauty October 15, 2014 - 4:56 pm

Totally digging Aura and Premonition— even though they are like complete opposites lol!

Cindy (Prime Beauty) October 15, 2014 - 6:13 pm

Medallion looks great and no streaks which is hard to do with metallics!

Anastasia October 15, 2014 - 6:26 pm

Voodoo is my kind of color!

Fairly Charming October 15, 2014 - 7:00 pm

These are all gorgeous!! Beautiful swatching :)

Kath TheFabZilla October 15, 2014 - 7:14 pm

Voodoo and Legend look so holiday-ish! Lurveee

Honeygirlk October 15, 2014 - 7:39 pm

I need Catalyst and Medallion… but overall these are all gorgeous and I’ll take any of them :D

Nidia - Lit From Within October 15, 2014 - 8:55 pm

I got Aura in last month’s box and Premonition in this month’s. I was disappointed to get another black, but now I see it’s not quite black, but a dark teal. I’ll have to see how I like it on me. That purple is gorgeous.

Sheila October 15, 2014 - 10:11 pm

Catalyst and Legend are just so pretty.

Leelo R October 16, 2014 - 2:48 am

I want them all :P They all look so pretty!

NORAH LOVES MAKEUP October 16, 2014 - 3:55 am

Living for Voodo!!!

Aleya Bamdad October 16, 2014 - 4:06 am

These colors are beautiful. I love catalyst.

Jess Scull October 16, 2014 - 5:07 am

Incredible collection! Voodoo is stunning!

Jessica October 16, 2014 - 6:02 am

Catalyst is my absolute favorite, it’s just so gorgeous! :)

The Mercurial Magpie October 16, 2014 - 6:16 am

That purple is just to die for!

The Dalai Lama's Nails October 16, 2014 - 6:17 am

uhhghghhghghggh I want all of these! Voodoo, oh my lord, I want Voodoo.

Toria Mason October 16, 2014 - 10:45 am

Oh my goodness, every one of those colors are gorgeous! My favorites are Catalyst (purples are my weakness as well!) and Aura! Love all of the names of them as well!

Andrea October 16, 2014 - 1:06 pm

Oh Legend and Aura are my favorites, but all are gorgeous!!

kelliegonzo October 16, 2014 - 1:07 pm

These are all so pretty! I especially love Aura.

Novi October 16, 2014 - 1:48 pm

I think I like Aura best out of the bunch! Such a gorgeous shade and name.

Lothwen October 16, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Wow, beautiful collection!
I love Legend, Medallion and Premonition… They are exquisite!

Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries October 16, 2014 - 5:14 pm

Catalyst for sure is my pick

Shelby Lou Nails October 16, 2014 - 6:41 pm

I love Aura!

Dani FromPolishwithLove October 16, 2014 - 7:18 pm

All of these are stunning but Voodoo and Aura are calling my name!!!

Marisa - Hey, Darling Polish October 17, 2014 - 12:02 am

These look really nice! I’m definitely interested in trying this brand out!

Simona LightYourNails October 17, 2014 - 12:13 am

When I saw your preview of Aura on Facebook I was like OMG I have to share it with everyone (and so I did). It’s gorgeous!

Lustrous Lacquer October 17, 2014 - 3:58 pm

The entire collection is gorgeous but Voodoo and Legend are two colors that I need in my stash this holiday season.

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