Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tried and Tested: Make Up Store Nail Polishes Review #1- Matt/ Glossy- Charmaine

Hey Guys,

So today I will be reviewing the first of my three Make Up Store Nail Polishes.

As I have previously mentioned, when I'm trying out new brands, I start testing out different products. This time round I wanted to try out the brand's nail polishes.

I went in with the aim of finding an Emerald Green nail polish, however, I ended up buying another interesting nail polish also! As you recall, I was also given a nail polish from the cocktail collection: http://www.allthingsfabulousblog.blogspot.com/2013/04/haul-make-up-store-m-magazine-part-of.html

I have three nail polishes from three of their nail collections; Charmaine, Siw and Anders. 

Matt/ Glossy- Charmaine Nail Polish
Make Up Store Matt/ Glossy Nail Polish- Charmaine
The Charmaine Nail Polish is part of their Matt/ Glossy nail collection which is their "normal" nail polish collection.

The product comes in a sleek transparent bottle with a black tap and contains 8 ml of product and retails for about 10.99 euro.

This colour is a sort of emerald green/ aquamarine nail polish, however the colour is so unique that I can't really place my finger on the exact colour. This nail polish dries quite gel like, in fact when I was wearing it, it looked as though I was wearing a gel nail polish rather than a normal nail polish! What I liked about this colour is that it changes shades in different lighting, especially in the sun where the glitter in the product make the nail polish stand out even more!

Application is very easy since the brush is quite a decent size and the nail polish is very good to work with.

I wore this nail polish for around a week, you can see from the below picture that I had some chipping just at the edge of my nail which came out after around 4 days of wear.
Make Up Store Matt/ Glossy Nail Polish in Charmaine- After a week of wear
I absolutely loved this nail polish, so much so, that I didn't want to change it, and that's a lot coming from a person who changes/ takes off her nail polish every week! Although it is a bit on the pricey side, I have never come across a similar colour or finish by other cheaper brands.

Stay tuned for my second installment of the Make Up Store Nail Polishes Review featuring the Holographic Nail Polish in Siw!

Martina XOXO


  1. I love their polishes :) This looks like an awesome colour!