Another day, another beautiful polish. I just got this Make Up Academy nail polish in Stormy Skies last week and I've already established a love/hate relationship with it. Wanna know why? Keep reading.
MUA - Make Up Academy, Stormy Skies, 2 coats
This polish is my first Make Up Academy product I've tried so far (along with 3 other nail polish shades), so I really had no idea of the brand's quality. I was both pleasantly and unpleasantly surprised. The first thing I could notice was gorgeous color - Stormy Skies is a brownish green packed with green, golden and bronze micro shimmer. It's dark, but it doesn't look black and it constantly looks like it's lit from within. Yep, that micro shimmer does that.
Let's continue with the bottle, which I don't like for two reasons: it's design looks cheap (yeah, I know it's a cheap polish, but it doesn't have to be so obvious) and it's small. It contains 6.2 mL of polish only. The next thing I REALLY didn't like is the brush. It is horrible. Just horrible. It's short, scratchy, non-flexible and just a pain in the rear to work with. I find it best to hold it almost horizontally while painting nails, but it still leaves deep brush lines. As you can see on photos, I've managed to get a nice effect by leaving enough polish on the brush to flood the lines + I added some Essence Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer over it.
Color isn't the only thing I love about this polish. I adore it's formula and opacity. I can't understand how they could find the best and the worst of the nail polish world. Throw a great formula and a terrible brush in a cheap bottle and you get MUA Nail Varnish. No, it's not as bad as it sounds. My love towards this polish beats the hate I feel towards the brush. Overall, I'd still give it thumbs up. After all, it is GORGEOUS!
Have you tried any Make Up Academy polishes? What do you think of them?
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