Back in August during my Olympics revelry, I got bit by the purple bug due to the games’ use of the color all over everything. Accordingly, I made two quick Zoya purchases–Charisma, which I reviewed a few months ago, and Kieko, from their Summertime 2011 collection.
I had to alter the colors in the photograph, because purple will NEVER PHOTOGRAPH CORRECTLY. Honestly, I don’t know why I bother to look up purple polishes on the internet before buying them. They NEVER turn out how I expect them to. The picture below is how it originally photographed.
I feel like color-edited pictures always end up looking a bit funky, but I CANNOT STAND color inaccuracy. Kieko photographs almost cool toned, but it’s definitely warm. The first coat damn near looks pink. Anyway, it was a typical wonderful two-coat Zoya cream, and it really is a lovely dusky purple–with enough dusk that I think it transitions to autumn and even the holidays rather nicely.
Is this similar to one of the purples used during the Olympics? I don’t even know. Who knows what those colors really looked like compared to what I saw on my television screen. I…I have to stop, or I will have an inaccuracy-induced meltdown.