Another overcast day in Philadelphia, but I still meandered to the community garden with a hot cafe au lait to replace the energy of the reclusive sun. I am wearing MAC For Fun, a dusty purple creme from the Jin Soon collection for fall. I painted on glitter tips with Sally Hansen X-treme Wear in Rock Star Pink. Please squint and add sunbeams.
These pictures are clickable. They do grow.
The brown butterfly above turned towards the camera and moved her front leg forward jauntily. While sipping nectar through her proboscis, she posed.
MAC For Fun is a beautiful purple shade with violet leanings. I selected For Fun because of my compulsion for purple. I wasn't expecting to be so charmed by it. Three coats made it slightly darker than bottle color. I don't believe I have a purple quite like For Fun in my collection. I was anticipating the shade to instantaneously conjure a list of duplicates once I had it on my nails. While a purple creme isn't likely to map new territory, I will call this a worthy retread.
The formula was a little challenging, but typical for MAC. It took three coats for evenness. The brush seemed to drag the polish instead of distributing it smoothly across the surface of the nail. For a company that produces stellar make up brushes, I wish MAC could fit a brush into a polish bottle that would paint gracefully. I love the color too much to give up my bottle. This typifies my relationship with MAC lacquer.
Sally Hansen X-treme Wear Rockstar Pink is a wonder of multihued glitter. Hot pink, blue, red and silver glitter float together in a clear base. While the color inside is a fabulous cosmos, they need to fire the person who came up with the tacky label design. Compare the sleek appearance of the MAC bottle to the busy textbook that is X-treme Wear. Application was gloppy, but I am pleased with it for a funky french. I was able to cover the nail without worrying about needing to build the color.
I hope you enjoyed this look. Happy painting, ladies!