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Review:China Glaze Matte Magic...

Friday, October 16, 2009

True Story:
A couple weeks ago, I was in Sally's and saw a 'jar' full of bottles China Glaze Matte Magic for '$3.49' sign on top. I thought 'What a freaking deal!',' considering they were retail $6.50. The SA rings it up and the total is $6.81. 'That's wrong', I said pointing to the bucket of ChG Matte Magic. So she fixes my price to $3.65 (plus tax), I pay, she bags it and I'm out the door.

I look back to see her SNATCH that bucket off the counter.:)


Here's a before of Revlon Black Lingerie ( best black polish period).....
Here's an after of Revlon Black Lingerie+China Glaze Matte Magic....

Pros:

-I love the way it made Black Lingerie look...I've lemming KO polish in Black, but the price($19.00) outrageous for a bottle of matte black polish. This looks just like it...cheaper

-I can used this on top of any polish. I like the fact that Zoya, OPI and others have done matte collections, but this was way smarter choice of product for such a trendy look, make a matte top coat for any polish. When I get the Essie Mint Candy Apple...oh....its going to be on!!!


Cons:

-Bottle's super small... .325oz to be exact. But marketing and business genius on the part of China Glaze again. Why invest in regular size bottles when this trend will be a thing the past in a matter of months?

-The brush is small but it picks up alot of product. You have to eyeball just enough for each nail...

-It was create streaks if you don't do the painting right. Check out the 2nd photo...you can see bits of gloss from parts I didn't hit with MM. I left it like that so ya'll can see the streaks.


Overall:

Buy it if into the Matte nail trend. I love Matte Magic so far!!


Jamie

6 comments:

The Style Aficionado on 7:31 PM said...

Thx for this review, I was thinking about trying this but I didn't know if it would actually work

HeavenLei on 11:59 PM said...

See now, the matte movement hasn't er, moved me... but with this topcoat, I'm more willing to give it a try. thanks!

Jamie @ Rural Glamour on 1:04 PM said...

the style aficionado: It works! let me know if you get a bottle

HeavenLei: see with a matte topcoat the investment is not as great as with several different colors that are matte.

Lyn on 12:42 AM said...

I love this stuff! I want to go back and get more, which is odd cause I hated the whole matte trend a couple of months ago, but no money right now. I wish it was part of CG's regular line! it totally changes the color of every nail polish!

Jamie @ Rural Glamour on 3:00 PM said...

Lyn: I saw you used Matte Magic on your last post!! Just stock up on it now.It might end up in the regular line.

Anonymous said...

Just searching reviews of Magic Matte and ran across your blog. The girl at Sally's told me they should be getting the full size bottles next week and following Rescue Beauty Lounge & Man Glaze the new bottles will be around $13 - $15.