"Bringing to life a palette of modern earth tones that evoke the rich, diverse hues found in nature, Dermelect Cosmeceuticals' brand new 'ME' 2016 Unearthed Collection features six vibrant shades that marry the beauty of Mother Nature with the opulence of high fashion runway trends.
"The Unearthed Collection was inspired by the colors of the season, which are drawn from various elements of nature, including lava, copper, soil and bright foliage," said Elle, Celebrity Nail Tech and Dermelect Color Curator. "Our palette is meant to awaken a new appreciation for nature's unparalleled beauty by delivering modern earth tones that are equally varied in color and texture yet come together to create unexpected synergy."
Beyond importing gorgeous, long-lasting color on nails and toes, Dermelect's Unearthed Collection gives back to the earth it draws inspiration from by partnering with the non-profit Trees for the Future (trees.org). The brand has committed to plant one, new tree for every polish sold from the collection through April 2017 with a minimum donation of 10,000 trees planted. Trees for the Future improves the livelihoods of impoverished farmers by revitalizing degraded lands and planting over 128 million trees over the world to help people break out of poverty and address the global environment.
"Trees for the Future is thrilled to partner with Dermelect," said John Leary, Executive Director of Trees for the Future. "We applaud Dermelect for their commitment to making this planet a more beautiful place." according to the official press release.
The Unearthed Collection is comprised of the following shades-
Diggin' You: a brown cream, with slight mauve/purple undertones. [creme burnt umber]
To the Core: a chrome orangey/copper. [russet copper]
Verdure: a dark mysterious jungle green cream. [lush hunter green]
What A Gem: a light pearlized pink. [shimmery pale quartz]
Nobody's Fool: a shiny yellow gold with very yellow undertones. [chrome marigold]
Magmatized: a deep cranberry crimson red cream. [fiery red]
(all swatches shown here are two coats, and are taken outdoors in natural light).
After reading the story behind the collection I was not only quite moved, but I had a new found respect for the colors. Everything suddenly made complete sense and told a story. At first glance I felt the shades were highly autumnal and told a story, but after reading about the inspiration behind the collection and the charity aspect I was pleasantly pleased and surprised.
The colors are very gorgeous and take on a life of their own. Some of the shades I think perhaps are more desirable than others, but needles to say, that doesn't mean someone out there might have a huge love and penchant for copper polish.
I found all the colors painted on smoothly and evenly, including Nobody's Fool, which I anticipated to be quite streaky; the nature of the beast.
My personal favorites include: Diggin' You and What A Gem.
The Polishes retail for $14 each [11 ml or .4 fl oz], or $29 as a set, and are available now on http://dermelect.com/