Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Swatch: I Love Nail Polish Mutagen

 The polish in this post was purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

I got this polish in the mail today and had to try it on immediately. I said "oooooh" out loud as soon as I opened the package! Mutagen is from I Love Nail Polish's new Ultra Chrome collection; it's a metallic multichrome that -- well, I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

(I apologize in advance for some weird angles in these pictures; some of the colors only show up when the main light source is hitting the nail from the side. I really need to make a new lightbox!)

The bottle shot shows almost every color in this polish...


I tried to capture as many nuances of the color shift as I could (I don't think I succeeded 100%). Prepare yourself for a wall of photos!










Uh. May. Zing. And you don't need a special lightbulb or anything to get these color shifts; I could see them all just by holding my hands at various angles in plain indoor lighting. (As you can tell by the bottle in the last pic, there's a red-orange shift that I wasn't even able to photograph.)

Just to make things even better, the formula was pretty much perfect. It didn't drag at all like I was expecting, and it was just the right thickness. You can see some brushstrokes and ridges just a little bit, but for a metallic polish that's not surprising. I only needed two coats with no base color.

Obviously I can't wear Mutagen very long on my left hand, thanks to the 31-Day Challenge, but I'm going to keep it on my right hand as long as I can!

Mutagen is currently available at I Love Nail Polish ($12.50 for 12 ml), but the collection has been very popular so it might go away quickly! ILNP is 3-free.

 The polish in this post was purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

7 comments:

  1. Pretty! I remember seeing the initial swatches of this that bloggers were taking underwater and wondering how duochrome they were actually going to be in normal light. Looks like they're pretty good! Great swatches :)

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  2. Very pretty. Although I love the multichrome ,the color on the 4th nail pic down is especially gorgeous!

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    1. I think the 6th one is my favorite! Unfortunately the blue shift is the hardest to get in normal light. :(

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  3. I got mine in the mail today also! I put it on in the car! I have to say that I am very impressed with the brand. I love the packaging and I love the rubber handles on the bottles. The polish is perfection! I got three of the four and I am so excited to try them all I will definitely be buying more polish from this company!

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    1. I agree, the packaging and bottle are great and professional-looking, and the formula was perfect!

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  4. Oh my word - WANT! I see they ship internationally - am hoping it is not stupid silly charges!

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    1. I hope for your sake that's true! It's easy for us Americans to forget how easy we have it when it comes to getting a wide variety of brands!

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