A couple of weeks ago I picked up two of the new Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss one of which being 320 Midnight Magic. If you've been a long time reader of my blog you are well aware of my slight addiction to glittery/sparkly/shimmery polishes, so it's no surprise that today is yet another sparkly polish.
Midnight Magic is quite a complex shade. I've been sitting here for 20 minutes to try and come up with the right way to explain the complexity of this nail polish shade and here's what I've decided on: Midnight Magic is a charcoal grey base that's jam packed with green, gold, blue and purple glitters. However, when layering this polish all the multitude of glitter turn the shade into a metallic slate grey.
Again, this polish was pretty hard to capture as the reflectances in this polish made my DSLR go crazy. Formulation wise, this polish wasn't the easiest to work it. It is on the thicker side making it slightly complicated to spread and drying time to be increased.
When applying Midnight Magic on it's own I found the texture to be a little gritty but not enough to make it be categorised as a 'textured' polish. It did look a tad flat but after applying my beloved Seche Vite it looked much more glossy and more dimensioned.
Overall this is an 'ok' polish. Definitely not as impressive as some other drugstore polishes (e.g. Essence, Revlon, Face of Australia) but for only $5(? I can't remember the exact price) you really can't complain.
I was lucky enough pick up this polish during a sale (buy one get one free) and I'm pretty sure there will be more sales/promotions going on in the future. So definitely keep an eye out.