Hello everyone! Today I have swatches of the Potion Polish Autumn 2022 Collection Part I*. I’m always so excited when Fall collections start to come out, and Potion Polish always has the best range of Autumnal shades! This year’s collection features flash reflective polishes, shimmers and deliciously deep jellies! This collection launches August 20, 2022 at 1 PM EDT! Don’t forget to check out my swatch video of all the shades at the end of this post!
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My thoughts on the formula
Overall, I am very happy with the Potion Polish formula. I own at least a couple dozen shades at this point (purchased and PR) and have never noticed an unusual amount of chipping. For this particular collection the majority of the shades can actually be one coaters, but I prefer to still use two to give my nails that extra strength. The polish self-levelled easily and dried fairly quickly (3-5 minutes). You will notice that the polishes with the reflective glitter do dry textured so you may want to use a smoothing top coat or a couple of coats of your usual glossy top coat.
Potion Polish Autumn 2022 Collection Part I
This collection contains eight shades of stunning jellies and shifting shimmers ! All are priced at $11-11.50 USD.
Starry Fall Night | $11 USD
Starry Fall Night is a deep navy jelly with silver flash reflective glitter. This was my first time using a polish with flash reflective glitter. While that does make it special under camera flash, under normal wear conditions you get a similar dimensional sparkle through the jelly that you do with micro holo glitter. It doesn’t look much different to me, other than being silver rather than holo. The reflective glitter does cause this shade to dry with some texture so you may want to use a smoothing top coat or multiple coats of your usual glossy top coat. Here I used two coats, one coat of a smoothing top coat, and one coat of a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.
Hocus Pocus Marathon | $11.50 USD
Hocus Pocus Marathon is a deep blurple (blue purple) with blue sparks and a magenta shimmer. This shade ended up much darker than I expected as it requires bright light at an angle to get that magenta shimmer to show up. If you are a vampy B though you will probably love this shade! Here I used two coats and one coat of a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte. I have also included a comparison photo to shades that were possibly similar, Gluhwein and Arcane Power, but they are quite different.
Cinnamon Apple Sangria | $11 USD
Cinnamon Apple Sangria is a deep red jelly with pink undertones packed with crushed holo microflakies. This shade has a lot of depth to it and the holo microflakies look so stunning, particularly in this jelly. This shade is extremely pigmented so it could almost be a one coater, but if you want that depth two is the way to go. Here I used two coats and one coat of a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.
Vermont Getaway | $11.50 USD
Vermont Getaway is a vibrant red metallic packed with red-copper-gold-green shifting shimmer. This is a very dynamic red that really sparkles in direct light. At an angle you can definitely see it shift to orange, and in dimmer light, slightly green. This is also a possible one-coater with how pigmented it is. Here I used two coats and one coat of a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.
October | $11 USD
October is a medium blood orange jelly packed with crushed holo microflakies. This is the classic orange shade that is released every year from Potion Polish, with a tweak here or there. You can see the comparison to past released shades below. I would say that October is the most similar to I Love Fall Most of All in holo flake size, but October is a touch deeper. Everything Pumpkin has a finer holo flake to it. This shade is incredibly pigmented, and is easily a one coater! Here I used two coats and one coat of a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.
Cider in the Air | $11 USD
Cider in the Air is a warm yellow jelly packed with crushed holo microflakies. Again, another iconic shade that is often released yearly from Potion Polish, and you can see why! It’s a stunning warm gold and the dimension from the holo flakes is the epitome of Fall. Comparisons to other yellows/golds that have been released is after the next shade, Hayride. This is another very pigmented shade, making it easily a one coater. Here I used two coats and one coat of a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.
Hayride | $11.50 USD
Hayride is a chartreuse-leaning mustard yellow jelly with red-gold-copper shifting shimmer, red-gold-green iridescent and holo flakies. While this shade looks quite chartreuse in the bottle, I found it is much less so on the nails. I do think it depends on your lighting though and your skin tone. In brighter light you can see the warmer shimmer coming thorough, and at angles in dimmer light you can see the light green shimmer. Here I used two coats, one coat of a smoothing top coat, and one coat of a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte. I’ve included a comparison to Cider in the Air and past releases Wrapped Presents and Hello Fall.
Cozy Couch Day | $11.50 USD
Cozy Couch Day is a warm grey jelly packed with large particle red-orange-gold shifting shimmer and a touch of gold flash reflective micro glitter. The combo of the grey jelly with the pigments ends up making the base of this shade look brown with a red shimmer coming through. In dimmer lighting you can really see a yellow-y green shift coming through. This polish also has reflective glitter, in gold this time, which shows up under flash. Because of this glitter the polish does dry textured so you may want to use a smoothing top coat or multiple coats of a glossy top coat. I have included a comparison to a previously released shade, Smoky Maple Chai, which is another shade that ends up looking brown on the nails, but they are quite different. Here I used two coats, one coat of a smoothing top coat, and one coat of a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.
Thoughts on the Autumn 2022 Collection Part I
Once again Potion Polish has brought us a Fall collection encompassing all the jewel tones of Autumn that we want on our nails! I enjoy the variety of formulas in this collection covering jellies and shimmers that both add a lot of depth and brightness to classical Fall tones. And as if these aren’t perfect enough, there’s a Part II collection coming up shortly!!
If you are interested in any of these shades, make sure you check out the full collection here on the Potion Polish website!
Want to see the shades live and in action? Check out my live swatches below!
Have you tried out products from Potion Polish? What is your favourite shade from the collection? Let me know down below!
Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for review. As always, all of my opinions expressed here are never solicited and are entirely my own.