Today I have my swatches and thoughts about the brand new Seche Premier Colour System to share with you, these are made by the same company that Seche Vite is made by! This is a 3 step system that launched with 24 shades along with a base and top coat. This is meant to be a long wearing gel-like system without the process of using UV or LED lights to cure your nails, the top coat fuses everything together with natural sun light.
Click the read more button below to see all the swatches and find out how these wore for me!
To start with you apply the Step 1 base, this is formulated with adhesives which are meant to secure the polish to the nail for a long lasting finish. You can definitely smell the adhesive in here, it smells a like super glue to me.
After you apply your polish you put on the Step 3 Sealant, which is a really nice thick top coat, it reminds me a lot of Seche Vite. It dried down fast and which really nice side. I also did not experience dulling with this top coat like I have with most of the other top coats that go with these gel like systems. The top coat fuses everything together with natural sunlight, so I took Degen for a walk after I applied my mani.
As far as wear goes these were not great for me, unfortunately. During my first wear test, I had several chips happening within the first day and by day 3 almost half the polish on my middle finger was gone so I ended up taking it off. I thought maybe it was just a fluke so I wear tested several shades and had similar results with each one. I think the culprit here for me is the Step 1 base, something about adhesive based base coats just don't work with my body chemistry or something. That said, just because it doesn't work well for me doesn't mean that will be the case for everyone.
Onto the actual swatches, each swatch is show with the Step 3 Sealant as a top coat.
Alter Ego is a black creme. The formula was good, it was a touch sheer on the first coat but completely opaque with the second. I used 2 coats for the photo below.
Ambitious is bright blue with blue shimmer. I had some issues with the shimmer sinking in this one, it didn't look like it was mixing back in but when I actually applied it there was tons of shimmer on the nail. The formula was good, it was easy to apply and had good opacity. I used 2 coats for the photo below.
Calla Lily is a white creme. The formula was pretty good for a white, it was a nice consistency and easy to apply. It was a touch streaky on the first coat but it evened out easily and the opacity was good otherwise. I used 2 coats for the photo below.
Gifted is a red creme, this is a more pink based red than the other reds in this post. The formula was really nice, it was smooth and easy to apply with good opacity. I used 2 coats for the photo below.
Insightful is an orangey red creme. This doesn't pull too orange but next to other blue based reds you can see the orange come out more. The formula was good on this one also, very easy to apply with good opacity. I used 2 coats for the photo below.
Intrepid is a pink creme with a flash of blue/violet shimmer. I always like these types of pinks, they are easy to wear and flattering on most skin tones. The formula was good, it was a nice consistency and easy to apply. It did dry down a little bit matte so the top coat really brings out the shimmer. I used 2 coats for the photo below.
Jubilant is a baby blue creme. The formula was ok, I found it to be on the watery side. It was a bit streaky and needed 3 coats to completely even out and be opaque. I used 3 coats for the photo below.
Refined is a dark blue based red. This one has a little bit of a jelly quality to it with the squishy way it looks when it dries. The formula was good, it was easy to apply and had good opacity. I used 2 coats for the photo below.
Siren is a light pink creme. This one is a classic dainty pink, a nice palette cleanser. The formula was good, it was a nice consistency and easy to apply. I had no issues with it being streaky but it was a little sheer. I used 3 coats for full opacity.
Subtle is a lavender creme. The formula was good, it was easy to apply but a little streaky on the first coat. The second coat evened everything out and was completely opaque. I used 2 coats for the photo below.
The Seche Premier Colour range is available now, the polishes retail for $10.49 and are available at Sally Beauty Supply!