Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Superdrug MUA Nail Polish 'Shade 1' - Quick Review & Swatches

This is a quick review and swatch of Superdrug's MUA nail polish in 'shade 1' as I wanted to get a post up today before things got to hectic so apologies for the rushed nature of this.

The polish is actually a really lovely colour; it’s what grabbed my attention as I walked past the display. I’d never used this brand before so didn’t know how well it performed, but for just £1 (6.2ml) I didn’t have much to lose.

The bottle ^ reminds me of a mini Chanel bottle, which is quite cute!

On the nail the polish is very dark blue, almost black and glossier than I had expected. You can’t really see the sparkly flecks unless you have a direct light on it though, none the less, I do like it.

The polish itself took 3 good coats to look opaque and fairly streak free. It also doesn’t really last that long, I think it was about 2 and a bit days before chipping (without any base/top coat as I wanted to test it without any help from other products) – which is kind of what I was expecting for the price, maybe a little bit better; however it would be fine for a night out as it dries relatively quickly and will no doubt last the evening without chipping.

I’ve also put glitter polish over the top of it on a couple of nails, which looks even better... and if you want a picture of that adding please do comment to let me know.

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  1. what a gorguz colour! I also bought a MUA polish some time ago in black, loved the quality but I found the brush awful! Made applying it really hard & messy? did you find that?

    Aysh xoxo

  2. This is a great colour i didn't try any mua nail polishes yet.

  3. Gorgeous colour.

    I find the Mua polishes themselves great They dry very quickly and last just as long as a Rimmel polish. However one needs to bear in mind that a Rimmel polish is 12 ml, so double the size and a 12 ml MUA polish would cost £2.
    I like the quality of the polish, the brush however is an absolute desaster.
    I can't work with the brush it goes all over the place making the appication really messy.
    Such a shame.


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