You all know that I love pretty much any polish that dries quickly. Lucky for me some beautiful polishes fall into that category: chromes, textures, mattes, and suedes. I can’t get enough and I have a hard time resisting them when I run across them in the store. I was SO excited when I first learned about the Limited Edition Wet n Wild Megalast All Access Beauty Collection for Fall 2014 – SIX MATTE POLISHES! Sure, I was excited for the bigger and higher dollar collections – but a whole collection of mattes? $1.99 each? Count me in for a handful.
I’d actually forgotten about the collection until I ran across the display at my local Walgreen’s. As of today, Alli still hasn’t seen them down in Charlotte. The ones that really called out to me were LAC-My Mani? and Rouge 66. I don’t have a matte white/creme or red that I love. At first I thought a few of the other Megalast mattes looked like potential dupes for some polishes from the “failed” OPI Matte Collection of 2009. But I was wrong, they dry to a softer, more satin finish than the OPI mattes.
Lac-My Mani is a very pretty off white that dries with a satin finish. Application? Ahh… here’s where I struggled a bit. Generally speaking, I really prefer wider brushes. I love the OPI pro-wide brushes, the Sally Hansen CSM/Insta-Dri brushes, and in particular the Megalast brush. HOWEVER, I found that it made applying this polish a little trickier. Since this polish is a satin/matte the consistency is thicker than average. You also have to work precisely & quickly as the polish dries so fast. I never thought I’d declare a brush to be too wide – but for me, I’d have preferred a smaller brush with this particular polish.
Happy Fall, Y’all.