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Julep Nail Vernis Gayle

Julep Gayle Nail Vernis Polish Bottle

One of the joys I find in wearing nail polish is admiring the color under different lighting conditions. I’ve come to expect ones like metallics and those with multicolored shimmer to show a vast difference in the sun versus the shade, but creme finishes more or less remain the same recognizable color, save for a few brightness differences.

Gayle is an exception. Although a rich creme without hidden shimmer, it catches light in a way that completely transforms itself depending on the amount of light available.

It’s a polish that adjusts to the mood: dark and sultry for night, bright and playful for day…

Julep Gayle Nail Vernis Polish Swatch
Julep Gayle Nail Vernis swatch in indirect sunlight

Gayle is a dark to mid-tone eggplant-purple creme with a warm undertone. It’s not quite dark enough for me to consider it a “vampy” color, though I realize the definition is completely subjective. Unlike Dior Purple Mix, another warm-toned purple, it’s a solid purple aubergine without any underlying smokiness or grey cast.

Julep Gayle Nail Vernis Polish Swatch Outdoors
Julep Gayle Nail Vernis swatch outdoors

I’d heard rumors of Julep being one-coat polishes, but I hadn’t found it to be true until Gayle. It’s richly saturated, has the perfect not-too-watery, not-too-thick consistency, and the brush dispenses just the right amount of product to evenly coat the nail in one go.

Julep Gayle Nail Vernis Polish Swatch Direct Sunlight
Many faces of Julep Gayle Nail Vernis swatch in direct sunlight (left) to shade (right)

And no, the above photo is not of an ombre manicure, though it looks like one, doesn’t it? It shows off Gayle‘s multiple looks, from a mid-tone, very warm purple under direct sunlight to the left, moving onto a darker, richer eggplant in the shade to the right. It’s hard to believe it’s the same polish.

Gayle seems to be a popular color amongst Julep fans. You like? :)

Availability: $14 on Julep.com. I received my bottle as part of the Julep Maven Membership Program. Read my Julep Maven review here or join here. (Disclosure: these are referral links that provide me $15 Julep credit when you join Julep Maven.)

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11 Responses to Julep Nail Vernis Gayle

  1. awww This is sooooooo pretty on you!!!now I know why u say u avoid sheer pink , becuz purple etc dark color must look stunning on you :3
    This purple is sooo pretty!I got Butter London Marrow becuz I thought it would look sth like this…..:< but its not, Gayle is soo much more beautiful~!

  2. I think indirect sunlight is my favorite!

  3. Gayle looks beautiful on you! I received this recently… need to try it!

  4. That is gorgeous on you!!! I love it too!!! I love the way the color changes in different lighting!!

  5. oh my gosh, i can’t get over how perfect your nails are O___O that’s such a gorgeous color btw! it’s a really nice vampy shade for winter :D

  6. Gorgeous! It strongly reminds me of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Troublemaker; I wonder if they’re the same?

What say you?