Potion Polish Autumn 2022 Collection Part II


Hello everyone! Today I have swatches of the Potion Polish Autumn 2022 Collection Part II*. We are one step closer to Fall with this collection, featuring jellies sparkling with flakies and reflective pigments! If you haven’t seen the swatches from Part I, you can check them out hereThis collection launches September 3, 2022 at 1 PM EDT! Don’t forget to check out my swatch video of all the shades at the end of this post!

This post contains products received in PR*

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 look good with two coats, but some of the jellies might benefit from the added depth of three. The polish self-levelled easily and dried fairly quickly (3-5 minutes). You will notice that the polishes with the reflective glitter and flakies 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 II

This collection contains eight shades of stunning jellies filled with reflective pigments, flakies and glitters! All are priced at $11-12 USD.

Midnight Bonfire | $12 USD

Midnight Bonfire is a deep navy jelly with silver flash reflective glitter and red-orange-yellow-green shifting flakies. This is one of my favourites from the collection! The deep blue jelly with flashes of orangey red flakes is simply stunning, and at lower lights you can see the flakies shift to green. The reflective glitter and flakies do 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, two coats of a smoothing top coat, and one coat of a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.

Burnin’ Fall Candles 24/7 | $11.5 USD

Burnin’ Fall Candles 24/7 is a deep purple jelly packed with red-copper-green shimmer and a scattering of gold holo microglitter. And you know.. I do be burning Fall candles 24/7! This is a vampy shade with that red shimmer coming through the deep purple jelly, which really shows around the periphery of the nail. At angles in lower light you can see the shimmer shift to green and copper. I’m always a huge fan of any polish shades with a small scattering of holo. It adds a special touch! This shade is slightly more sheer so you may prefer three coats if you have longer nails. Here I used two coats and one coat of a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.

Fall Bucket List | $11.50 USD

Fall Bucket List is a violet jelly glowing with red-copper-gold shimmer. I find the violet jelly in this shade particularly beautiful as it really shows up around the periphery of the nail with bright red shimmer coming through the center. At angles and lower lighting you can get orange, red and purple peeking through at any one time. Here I used two coats and one coat of a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.

New England Backroads | $12 USD

New England Backroads is a deep burgundy jelly filled with red-orange-copper-yellow flakies and gold reflective microglitters. This red is so deliciously rich and with the flakies shining through? Perfection. The flakies for the most part show up as red because the jelly base is quite pigmented, but at times they can flash more amber/yellow. I found this shade reminiscent of Cranberry Fizzy, which has glitters instead of flakies, so I have included a comparison photo. The flakies and reflective glitter do 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, two coats of a smoothing top coat, and one coat of a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.

Pumpkin Toddy | $11 USD

Pumpkin Toddy is a burnt orange jelly packed with red and gold reflective microglitters  Oh boy, do I love a burnt orange, and with this sparkle? This shade is making all my pumpkin spice dreams come true! Just so you can see how the oranges from this and the last collection compare, I have included a photo. Pumpkin Toddy is deeper and has a finer sparkle from the reflective glitters, which October does not have. 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.

Day at the Pumpkin Patch | $12 USD

Day at the Pumpkin Patch is an amber orange jelly glowing with red-orange-yellow iridescent flakies and gold reflective microglitters. This is by far my favourite shade from both Autumn collections! The golden-orange flakies in the amber base really remind me of the gemstone amber when it has inclusions. So stunning and the epitome of Fall! The flakies and reflective glitter do 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, two coats of a smoothing top coat, and one coat of a glossy top coat. The last two pictures show this shade matte.

Full Fall Mode! | $11.50 USD

Full Fall Mode! is a medium golden yellow crelly packed with orange, yellow and red hex glitters of various sizes, red-bronze-copper-green shifting flakies and a touch of aurora shimmer. I’m always a sucker for crellies with interesting glitter and flakie mixes, and this certainly fits the bill for a great Fall one! The glitters and flakies do 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.

Late September | $11 USD

Late September is a deep moss green jelly with gold flash reflective glitter. The depth of this green is stunning and I love the sparkle the glitter gives it. Even though the glitter is gold, the jelly coats it in a way, just making it look mostly like green sparkle, perhaps with small flashes of gold here and there. A warning to you though: I did wear this shade for a week and it stained the SHIZA out of my nails. The shade is stunning so it’s worth it, but please do consider wearing multiple coats of base coat beneath to help protect your nails from excessive staining! This shade is definitely reminiscent of Forest Trail so I have included a comparison photo. Forest Trail is deeper and has holo and small gold glitters. 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.

Thoughts on the Autumn 2022 Collection Part II

I’d say Potion Polish has truly outdone themselves with this year’s Fall collections! While Part I featured more shimmers and textural crushed holo shades, Part II has a ton of fun shades packed with a variety of interesting elements like flakies and glitters. Fall has always been my favourite time of year and I think a lot of people find inspiration in the contrasting colours as the seasons transition. This transition is perfectly captured in these two collections, with a shade for every kind of person! I’ve assembled all of the shades from both collections below so you can see all of them together! Simply stunning.

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.

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