The latest nail artist to launch a cult nail lacquer line is Jin Soon Choi. Known as the “go-to” manicurist of top editors, photographers, designers and celebrities, and crowned the “Nail Guru” by The New York Times Magazine; Jin Soon is known for her ability to pinpoint current and emerging trends and translate them into the art of nail design.
Her eponymous collection of nail lacquers launched last Fall to much fanfare. For the very first collection, Jin Soon had some top models that she regularly works with name the shades. More importantly, Jin Soon’s lacquers are 5-free (free of formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin and camphor) and formulated with high-tech polymers and resins that ensure long wear and a shiny finish.
Looking through the color swatches online, I fell in love with the simplicity and elegance of the lacquers. There is something very modern and chic about them, which is charming without having to draw your eye with shimmers or sparkles. So I was really ecstatic when they appeared on Sephora’s website!
It was hard, but I finally decided on 2 shades from Jin Soon’s Fall A La Mode range.
Rhapsody is a vintage gray-blue named by my favorite model of all time Coco Rocha!
This is 2 coats, and under the sun, Rhapsody looks almost indigo; but indoors the gray undertone emerges.
Metaphor is a lustrous deep emerald named by Guinevere Van Seenus for her artistic style and unusual features. This is again, 2 coats, shot under the sun. Indoors, it came across as a true green.
I adore the fact that Jin Soon polishes came with wide-bristled brushes that made application super easy. The formula is also extremely easy for a polish klutz like me to handle, and dried very quickly. Although they look decent with 2 coats, I feel 3 coats would have been better. Overall, I love Rhapsody and Metaphor, and will be keeping them on hand for a long time!
What do you think of these polishes? Have you tried Jin Soon yet?