We're all about the glam jewel-toned nails this fall, so we were really excited when I saw that Estee Lauder had a Beyond Black Collection of nail polishes out. Deep rich colours that were like black, but not -- it's a line we can get behind.

There are 5 colours in the collection: Caviar, Bete Noire, Blue Blood, Black Plum, and Viper.

Of all the shades, we didn’t have a favourite. Sadly, we were also disappointed by this nail formula. The polish didn’t go on dark enough, and, often, we were applying three coats of polish so it looked the way it did in the bottle.

The worst part is none of the colours really felt unique or overly different. Caviar is a standard grey, Black Plum is like Lincoln Park After Dark by OPI (which I wore non-stop years and years ago). Viper is an exception because it’s such a dark forest green, really an uber dark emerald -- it's very unusual.

We’ve never seen anything like it before -- it’s actually quite pretty. Still, sadly, we found it chipped sooner than it should have.

Each bottle costs $25.

Will you try the polish anyway?

Click through the slideshow below for some DIY nail art.

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  • DIY Nail Art: Suno Fall 2012-Inspired Manicure

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/09/04/diy-nail-art-manicure-suno-fall-2012_n_1846617.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • DIY Nail Art: Rodarte Fall 2012-Inspired Manicure

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/09/17/diy-nail-art-manicure-rodarte-fall-2012_n_1878343.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • DIY Nail Art: PlayStation Controller-Inspired Manicure

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/08/27/diy-nail-art-manicure-playstation-controller-photo_n_1826144.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • DIY Nail Art: Tiger Print-Inspired Manicure

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/08/20/diy-nail-art-manicure-tiger-print_n_1742693.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • DIY Nail Art: Surface Of The Sun-Inspired Manicure

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/07/23/diy-nail-art-manicure_n_1688842.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • DIY Nail Art: Pineapple-Inspired Manicure

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/07/16/diy-nail-art-manicure_n_1668218.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • 2012 London Olympics Nail Art

    Select play to watch video tutorial

  • DIY Nail Art: Summer Picnic-Inspired Manicure

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/06/18/diy-nail-art-manicure-ideas_n_1595176.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • DIY Nail Art: TV Test Bars-Inspired Manicure

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/06/25/diy-nail-art-manicure_n_1619931.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • DIY Nail Art: A Fresh Fourth Of July Manicure

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/07/02/diy-nail-art-fourth-of-july-manicure_n_1630944.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • DIY Nail Art: French Manicure That Fades To Black

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/06/11/diy-nail-art-black-nail-polish_n_1581017.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • DIY Nail Art: Nautical-Inspired Manicure

  • DIY Nail Art: Giraffe Print-Inspired Manicure

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/06/04/diy-nail-art-giraffe-print_n_1556793.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • DIY Nail Art: Coral And Aqua Saran Wrap Manicure

  • DIY Nail Art: Pastel Ice Cream-Inspired Manicure

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/05/07/diy-nail-art-pastel-ice-cream-manicure_n_1490539.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • DIY Nail Art: Inkblot-Inspired Manicure

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/04/23/diy-nail-art-inkblot-manicure_n_1441251.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • DIY Nail Art: Lime Green And Black Diane Von Furstenberg-Inspired Manicure

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/04/30/diy-nail-art-diane-von-fustenberg-fall-2012_n_1454216.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • DIY Nail Art: Champagne & Caviar-Inspired Manicure

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/04/16/diy-nail-art-champagne-caviar-manicure_n_1427142.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • DIY Nail Art: Polka Dot Gradient Manicure

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/04/11/diy-nail-art-polka-dot-gradient-manicure_n_1410925.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • DIY Nail Art Inspired By Honor Fall 2012

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/03/06/honor-fall-2012-nail-art_n_1318306.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • DIY Nail Art Inspired By Giuseppe Zanotti's Tribal Heel-Less Shoes

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/03/19/giuseppe-zanotti-diy-nail-art_n_1359109.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • Rachel Antonoff-Inspired DIY Nail Art

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/02/14/rachel-antonoff-fall-2012-nail-art_n_1271487.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • Christian Cota-Inspired DIY Nail Art

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/02/21/christian-cota-fall-2012-nail-art_n_1289195.html" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Yves Saint Laurent-Inspired DIY Nail Art

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/01/09/yves-saint-laurent-resort-2012-diy-nail-art_n_1190697.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • '80s Paint Splattered-Inspired DIY Nail Art

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/01/17/paint-splatter-diy-nail-art_n_1204691.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • Ikat-Inspired DIY Nail Art

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/01/30/ikat-diy-nail-art_n_1240176.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • Nanette Lepore-Inspired DIY Nail Art

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2012/01/04/nanette-lepore-spring-2012-diy-nail-art_n_1176186.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • Christmas Tree DIY Nail Art

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2011/12/24/christmas-tree-diy-nail-art_n_1165066.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • Gingerbread Man DIY Nail Art

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2011/12/12/gingerbread-man-diy-nail-art_n_1142434.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • Glitter DIY Nail Art

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2011/11/28/glitter-nail-art_n_1115499.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • Mondo Guerra-Inspired DIY Nail Art

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2011/11/21/mondo-guerra-nail-art_n_1102187.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • Michael Kors-Inspired DIY Nail Art

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2011/11/07/michael-kors-nails_n_1078713.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • Harlequin-Inspired DIY Nail Art

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2011/10/31/diego-binetti-spring-2012-nails_n_1066307.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • Candy Corn-Inspired DIY Nail Art

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2011/10/25/candy-corn-nail-art_n_1027481.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

  • Pamela Love-Inspired DIY Nail Art

    Tutorial <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2011/10/10/pamela-love-spring-2012-nails_n_1002580.html" target="_hplink">here</a>

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