MAC - Mean & Green

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Formidable! This colour is simply formidable.
Like the previous billion of bloggers said before me, this polish is one of the beautiful combination of pigments/glitters I have seen, and obviously it applies to Orly's "Space Cadet" as well and the other dupes you can find out there :D

It's very complex not only under the colour point of view, but even regarding the finish.

It's foily, but not mirror-like, even with top coat. It's smooth under my finger, but it appears a little gritty too, and I like this effect.
This polish has many faces, because it's composed of a dark mossy-teal jelly base, which is shown here:

plus a ton of very fine glitter, which looks like tarnished gold:

or flashes purple-pink:

or a pewtwerish gold-olive green:

Dark, but luminous, is beautiful in the sunlight, but in shade too, and under artificial light.
Really a masterpiece.

However, I have to say it's a little mean too, because this one is three coats, but left some balder spots here and there; I don't know if it's me, but under certain angles, you can view them - oh well, normal people will NEVER tilt their head so much just to stare at my nails, so I'm not afraid about that, but you all know how much obsessed we are :D
Maybe four coats would offer the perfect coverage, but next time I'll try to layer it over a dark creme base - teal or blue. I guess it would be fantastic over a gold too, or bronze, or black, or...
This is 10 ml for € 12,50. Definitely worth them :>

EDIT about wear: really good, after 5 days I barely see tipwear and had two tiny tiny chips (not polish's fault, though).

Have a nice day/night/whatever and thanks for your attention ;¬)


Ping said...

Wow, this is wonderful. Love your swatches!!

Smaltoitaliano said...

Macro mode shows I clearly need to improve application, especially with these kind of polishes >.<
But... Thank you, Ping!

AmyGrace said...

Especially the first picture looks very cool. Great polish!

Smaltoitaliano said...

I noticed that none of these pics show polish the way it looks most of the times to my eyes :^[

Cianci said...

Semplicemente stupendo, ma a Roma è già SOLD OUT da un mese. :<
Prenderò quello della Orly, space cadet, sempre ammesso che non lo abbiano già esaurito anche quello... È un mondo difficile... ;>

Smaltoitaliano said...

Nooo, quello lo trovi eccome, in giro - parlo di comprarlo online, eh...

Sakura said...

Amazing photos, great job ^^

Smaltoitaliano said...

Thank you, but I'm not 100% satisfied, I applied this not so well...
I'll surely re-do it :>

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