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W7 Mauve Suede


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Hello! Today I bring you W7 Mauve Suede after I saw it during one of my searches at Chemist Warehouse. I said to myself, “I wonder what suede nails look like?”. And according to W7 suede is another word for matte, so Mauve Suede is essentially a purple matte nail polish – just to clear that up. However I will say it’s a very nice matte polish due to the fact there are also fine silver flecks through it, which when worn outside the sun really catches. It also becomes more prominent with a top coat on, which you can see at the end of the post.

W7 Mauve Suede by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Mauve Suede by Dry, Dammit!

Mauve Suede is from W7’s Suede Effects Collection, which features four other polishes in blue, pink, gold and silver. I didn’t see any others though when I was going through the basket at Chemist Warehouse though. I think this shade is certainly less mauve and more purple, too. What you see on my fingers is two coats, which was very easy to apply. If you were a neater polisher you could even get away with just one coat. This polish dries super fast. You can even see it drying before your eyes and it’s actually quite interesting to watch. After about five minutes you can fully go about your day! Talk about polish on the run! Perfect for when you don’t have much time.

W7 Mauve Suede by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Mauve Suede by Dry, Dammit!

And here are a couple of pictures of Mauve Suede with a top coat. Like I said above the silver flecks suddenly seem to have a life of their own (in the second picture I’m holding my hand in direct sunlight to make the silver fleck look more obvious). This polish is definitely “deeper” with a top coat.

W7 Mauve Suede by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Mauve Suede by Dry, Dammit!


  • Where to buy: Chemist Warehouse
  • Cost: AU$2.99
  • Volume: 15ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

I’m glad I found Mauve Suede. It’s a nice polish to have and I personally love the purple and silver combination. I have read other reviews of the polish that have said the wear time is pretty bad. I would say this is due to the lack of a top coat. I only wore Mauve Suede for a couple of days but I did notice some very obvious tip wear on the second day. You shouldn’t have a problem with putting another thin layer over the top though if you want to wear it for longer, or alternatively wear it with top coat because it’s pretty like that, too. What do you think? Thanks for reading!

11 thoughts on “W7 Mauve Suede

  1. This is a lovely shade and I really like the finish! The silver goes so well with the purple, and I also love the look with top coat!

  2. I actually like it without the topcoat, so I’m wondering what it would be like with a matte topcoat, instead of the regular shiny one. Gorgeous colour, and purple and silver are always winners.

  3. Thanks for sharing. I bought Revlon’s Ruby Ribbon which I did not know was one of their matte suede nail polishes. I hated the matte finish but it had the same shine going like your W7 polish when I applied a top coat.

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  5. just jumped back from your new pink suede post to check this one out, I like this one most! stunning 🙂

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