After a quick look over my collection, I pulled up a shade that I haven’t tried before (I think I grabbed this up during a sale and then plunked it down onto my nail rack without giving it much thought). Time to give it some love, right?
Cover Girl’s Midnight Magic
In the bottle, this looks like an extremely dark blue with loads of micro-shimmer. It looks gorgeous. On the nails though, it might as well be a flat black.
In this photo, you can better see the blue shimmer when the light hits it. Apparently the shimmer is temperamental because it never wants to make an appearance on my nails.
If the color issue was the only problem, I could forgive and just retire it to be used like a base black under other polishes.
I cannot forgive it for being the consistency of water. No exaggeration – this is the runniest polish I have ever worked with. A smidge too much product on the brush, and I had polish running down the sides of my nail. It’s a complete pain in the butt that caused me loads of messy edges.
The only good thing I could possibly say is that it only required two coats – two messy, runny coats.
This baby may be going in the trash…