Lumene Blooming & a comparison of orange reds

It’s been a while since I posted swatches of a polish without nail art, so I thought it’s time to fix it :) Today I have a bright red orange Lumene #16 Blooming to show you:

Lumene Blooming 16

The original name is Kukkien kieltä, as it’s a Finnish brand. The polish comes in a small 5 ml bottle, with a wide comfortable brush. I’d describe Blooming as a bright coral/orange red, that is perfect for spring and summer. I remember I wore it in the beginning of the spring and that was a great color therapy :)

Lumene Blooming / Kukkien kieltä

I know Lumene nail polishes are not available in many countries, so I made a comparison of Blooming with some other coral / red / orange nail polishes that are easier to find :)

Red orange nail polish - comparison

In the pics below and above from left to right we have:

  1. Rimmel Cocktail Passion
  2. Lumene Blooming
  3. OPI On Collins Ave – the closest color to Blooming in my collection
  4. YSL #4 Corail Colise
  5. OPI Atomic Orange

Coral red nail polishes comparison

Blooming is somewhat between jelly and creme, with a streaky formula. I needed 3 coats to get the color I see in the bottle, and to hide the nail line. There’s also a coat of a clear fast drying top. Considering the streaky application I don’t think I will repurchase Blooming, moreover the colour is so close to OPI on Collins Ave, which applies much better.

Lumene Kukkien kieltä 16

… and that’s it for today :) Thank you for reading, I hope I didn’t bore you with the swatches. Next time there will be some nail art, I promise xxx

10 Comment

  1. No way you can bore me with those beatiful swatches! OPI On Collins Ave looks almost dead on the same. Its such a pretty colour!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Karen :) I’m glad you like the pics :)

  2. Such a beautiful shade :)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Ina :) It’s beautiful indeed, and very cheerful :)

  3. Lovely swatches of a beautiful polish – and a great comparison, I didn’t even know that Finland had a brand of polish…

    1. Mari says: Reply

      I’m glad you liked the colour :) Lumene is a Finnish cosmetic brand that produces many things for body and skin care, as well as make up, including nail polishes.

  4. If it had a little bit more orange it would be a true coral but I like it this way :D

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Yep, it’s not a true coral, to me Blooming looks more like a very bright red, almost neon :)

  5. Красивый цвет, хотя и не уникальный, но из тех что должен быть!) С удивлением прочла о капризности Lumene, у меня есть три штуки и все до безобразия хорошо себя ведут, ложатся в один слой) Видимо это особенность конкретно этого цвета.
    Ногти очень красивые!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Да, капризность обнаружилась именно в этом цвете и, возможно, именно на моих ногтях. Вы правы, многие лаки этой марки прекрасно себя ведут. У меня есть несколько Lumene, и уверена, что буду их еще покупать :)

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