I don’t deliberately try to be controversial, I promise. I really do think that MAC is overpriced and underpigmented. And I did think that Urban Decay were out of order for releasing a whole palette of existing colours, just branded as limited edition and badged up with the Alice in Wonderland theme. Taylor Lautner really does have a strange nose that prevents him from being remotely fanciable. And I expect a whole load of rotten tomatoes and flaming pitchforks for this statement, but I really don’t like this nail varnish.
When I was at the height of my nail varnish buying frenzy, I kept returning to the pictures of Dulce de Leche online and thinking “I really like it”. But that’s kind of like me walking past a strapless dress, or pair of jeggings in a shop and thinking “I like it….but it would look terrible on me”.
This is exactly what happened here. I love the look of this polish. But it looks bad on me. Not as bad as a strapless dress or pair of jeggings would appear on me, admittedly, but still, really very bad.
Why the hype, people? It is a strangely orange toned nude that just made me think of salmon all day. In fact, the longer I looked at it, the sicker I felt. It isn’t often that a nail varnish induces nausea in me, but this was it. I actually could not wait to get home and paint over it with something better (one of the Nubar glitters, I think).
Application was quite nice actually – this polish is a good consistency, even if it is an odd colour. Three coats over some good thick ridge filler and it was opaque. It dried fine, the usual 20 minutes with some fast drying topcoat.
What can I say? People love this polish. It’s a best seller. It’s part of the OPI Classics collection, and gets 4/5 on Make-Up Alley. Not from me though I’m afraid.
Anyway, that’s it for today. I’m off to play with my Urban Decay Alice palette whilst perving over Taylor Lautner. Not really.