So how well do they actually perform?
The polishes I received remind me of the Chanel's Le Vernis bottles, which I believe is the older packaging. The new packaging of MUA polishes look exactly like the Essie bottles except it says MUA instead of Essie. Honestly, could MUA be any less original? I guess it's great for those who want to pretend they own Chanel or Essie polishes to add to their collection… Each bottle contains 6.2ml worth of product.
New MUA packaging. [cr: MUA]
For all three shades the colour payoff was excellent though the white is a little bit sheerer in comparison to the other two. One coat would be enough for khaki and lilac while two coats is required for white. Lilac really reminds me of the Colour Camouflage lilac polish I received in my LHI box. The formula is a bit thick in consistency but easy to work with except…
One thing that put me off the most was their brushes. I only have one word for it and it's TERRIBLE. It dragged the product off my nails leaving lines therefore I had to go over them again, and once again the brush would leave lines. I had to be very careful while applying these to ensure my nails were evenly painted. Instead of applying one coat of polish, I had to apply two which I find is a waste of product and unnecessary to begin with. Furthermore, some bristles in my khaki bottle stick up… Not happy jan.
For my top coat I've used the Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat and China Glaze Strong Adhesion as my base coat. I've worn each shade for around 4-5 days each and I'm impressed that I didn't experience any chipping. They would have lasted much longer if I didn't decide to remove them.
I am using Australis - Milk Way here as well
I'm not entirely impressed as the brush really turned me off but I guess that's what you get for buying cheap products sometimes. I don't know whether the brush would be any different from the new packaging but if I ever order from MUA again then I might add some to see if there is any difference. Their new range features some really nice colours though!
Have you tried any MUA polishes before and how was your experience?