Today I have some new nail polishes from the I Heart Makeup products over at Makeup Revolution – Nail Geek. MUR very kindly sent me the ‘Magic Collection’ to have a look at, for all 5 polishes it costs just £5.96 – individual polishes cost £1.49, so you save a little money this way. They cost 49p more than their original polishes but they’re a larger bottle at 12ml, which is incredible for the price! You can see Hopes & Dreams and Promises from the original collection here. Now lets begin with the swatches for the new Nail Geek polishes 🙂 I apologise for my dry cuticles 😦
41 – Magic: A lovely soft periwinkle, a perfect pastel for any time of the year. The formula for this is a bit iffy, on the thick side and difficult to manage, but the colour is lovely and opaque after 2 coats. It does deficiently need a topcoat to smooth everything out and looks good mattified (of course). Another thing I will say about these polishes is that some of them smell a bit funny, this one in particular but that’s usual for cheaper nail polishes especially ones with blue colouring.
42 – Mysterious: A blue based mid-purple, that I like to thing of as royal purple… Formula much better for this one, not as thick and doesn’t smell so strongly. It’s amazingly shiny without topcoat, but using one just smooths out any flaws. Again- looks amazing mattified.
43 – Wisdom. A fuchsia-esque purple. The formula is much better than the first 2 and has a much smoother application! Almost doesn’t need a topcoat… All these polishes work so well with a matte topcoat.
44 – Wealth. A gorgeous deep, blue-based purple with a slight pink shimmer. This was a one coater! If you wanted you could do a second just to remove any streaks in the hammer effect but theres no nail peeking through at all – good. Surprisingly formula isn’t too thick and adding a matte topcoat creates a satin-look finish.
45 – Extravagence. Very similar to Wealth, but it looks slightly darker in the bottle and has more of a pink duo chrome effect. Disappointingly, this one had a very thin consistency, which surprised me considering it’s so similar to the previous polish, and took 3 coats to get full opacity. It does look gorgeous mattified (excuse the wrinkled middle finger) and again is super shiny without a topcoat.
Overall, I’m very impressed with MUR new collection considering the price and I will definitely consider purchasing some of the other colours in the future. One thing I will say about them all is that they dry pretty quickly too. Don’t forget to check out Makeup Revolution’s site to see the full range of colour options!
*The products in this post were sent to me for review, all opinions are my own and I am not getting paid to write this post.