Bye bye, gorgeous!
I have some very sad news for you today if you are also a big fan of The Uptown. Keep reading for the scoop...
Thanks to my pal @sunonwater11 on Instagram for letting me know that Color Club has officially changed the formula of The Uptown, effective this month (September). It is now a completely different polish. @sunonwater11 let me know that etailer Llarowe included a note on their The Uptown listing to let customers know of the change:
image source: Llarowe website
And @sunonwater11 also let me know that a blogger on Instagram swatched the NEW version and posted some pics HERE.
Did you click that link? OK good. Now that you've seen swatches of the new version, you can see that Llarowe's description is 100% accurate. The Uptown is no longer a jelly. It's an opaque, deeper purple. And it no longer contains large, color-shifting flakes. The flakes are now small and more like shimmer, and they appear to be mostly silver in nature.
Needless to say, I'm incredibly sad about the change. I'm assuming that Color Club no longer has access to the materials required to manufacture the original formula so...it is what it is (my boyfriend hates that saying but it seems quite fitting right now!).
I just wanted to let YOU know about this, so that you have some time to get back-ups of the original version if you're also a fan of this shade. Also, if The Uptown has been on your lemming list for a while and you find it out "in the wild," you might want to get it ASAP before the new version fully takes over. I bought my bottle at a Bed Bath & Beyond with an extended beauty department, if that helps. As of the time of this post, there's at least one Amazon seller that is selling The Uptown, and their listing says "15 left". I don't know if those 15 bottles are the original version or the new version, but it might be worth looking into if you can't find it locally. There's also eBay, but I would hurry before everyone and their mother gets wind of this change and starts trying to sell the original version for $100 a bottle (because you KNOW that's going to happen).
Thanks again, @sunonwater11, for the heads-up about this. I really appreciate it!