Mezzanotte Blue is from Borghese’s Fashionista collection. I picked up Mezzanotte Blue when I picked up Limoncello. I had been eying this polish for a long time due entirely to its name. Not that I don’t love dark blue cremes, because I do, I just felt like I had similar polishes. It just so happens the name of one of my favorite restaurants is Mezzanotte. I convinced myself it would be too much fun to wear Mezzanotte Blue to go eat at Mezzanotte. Ok, I admit, I can rationalize almost any nail polish purchase!
Anyway, I’m glad I picked up this polish. It’s SO pretty! It’s just cremey and shiny, I love it. It’s a deep blue, but not navy. It actually leans a little bit purple, but doesn’t have enough purple for it to fall into the blurple category. In low light this absolutely looks black. The fact that it is actually navy works well for me as black can be a little harsh against my pale skin.
Application was great. I’ve really grown to love the brushes in these polishes. The double brush was strange at first, but I’ve gotten used to it. I was a little disappointed in the wear of this polish. I used my regular top and base coat and had noticeable tip wear after only a day.
I was correct in thinking I had nail polish very similar to this color, though I was incorrect in thinking this was just another navy creme. It is definitely not. Comparisons below the jump!
That being said, on the nail, not in harsh light (I had to use a flash in these pictures to really see any difference) Mezzanotte Blue looks like Orly star of Bombay. Both tend to look black in low light, and the shimmer in Star of Bombay isn’t really visible in anything but harsh light, whereas Sapphire in the Snow never looks black.