Caronia Sweet Bliss Swatches
I’ve has this collection waiting for me for a while now. I haven’t had a chance to swatch it cause I just got back to the Philippines. I didn’t think about what a hard time I’d have swatching somewhere else I’m not used to at all. That was the first challenge. It felt like I was chasing the sun the whole time. It didn’t help that it’s the rainy season here right now. But I persisted and managed to swatch them all. My cuticles are so sore from all the retakes. Y’all would notice too that the background keeps changing in all the shots (unlike the standard static background I usually have). Enough babbling, let’s move on to the swatches!
First up is Baby Pink.
This shade is described as a “salmon pink” and is my favorite of the bunch. The formula though…..it was thick and gloopy. I don’t know if it’s just my bottle or what cause I didn’t have this problem with any of the other shades. Since I had some difficulty with this, I had to thin it out and it took me more coats than usual to even out the patches. Shown is 3 thin coats with no top coat.
Next up is a shade called First Crush.
This one’s described as a “rich lilac” and applied like a dream. I was dreading that the rest of the shades in this collection would apply like Baby Pink. Glad this isn’t the case! This shade is actually opaque with just one coat, but since I have some ridges from buffing I used 2.
Next up is a summery one called Sun Kissed.
I don’t have that many oranges in my stash and that’s why I was excited to try this one out. This rich orange creme is described as a “pumpkin orange” by the brand. First coat went on a bit patchy, but it evened out with another coat. The formula is a little bit watery, but not unmanageable at all. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.
Another bright one in this bunch is called Sweet Surprise.
This shade is described as a “lemon yellow” and is the perfect summer shade. Formula is a bit watery, like Sun Kissed, but it evened out with another coat. This is the only one among them all that is labeled “Frosted” instead of “Regular” on the back of the bottle. This shade has micro silver flecks in the yellow creme base, but this is definitely not a traditional frost that I’ve dealt with before. I know that Caronia has always used the term “Frosted” for shades I would classify as shimmer. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.
Next up is the hardest one to photograph, On-The-Go.
I tried many, many times to get really clear pictures of this shade and these are the best that came out. On-The-Go seems to me the most popular one among all 6. There’s something about shades in the teal family that lacquerheads absolutely love. Just like First Crush, this is pretty opaque. It’s a one coater, but I used more for the ridges to be less visible. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.
Last one in this set is a shade called Summer Fling.
Summer Fling is a coral creme described as “coral red” in the press release. This one went on my nails smoothly. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.
These are available in all leading department stores, supermarkets, drugstores, and health & beauty shops in the Philippines nationwide. You can also check out other shades from their core collection online. They also carry some hand and foot care items.
*Products in this review have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*