Thursday, 14 October 2010

MAC Bad Fairy - a bad choice?

3 coats of Bad Fairy applied + top coat

I finally forced myself to remove Formidable from my nails, a hard task, and in its place I applied another polish from the MAC Venomous Villains trio, Bad Fairy. Although I was immediately drawn to formidable, Bad Fairy did not have the same effect on me, but I wanted to try it as it is meant to be the only one of the three that does not have an Orly dupe (I'm not sure if Orly is available anywhere in the UK but I'm sure you could check out American sellers on eBay for it if you were desperate).

Application was fine, better than Formidable in fact as I could have easily got away with two coats, but thought I'd use three plus top coat to make comparisons with Formidable more precise.

However, once on the nails it did not wow me. The colour sort of reminds me of a sunset if we are feeling poetic, or a slightly dodgy cocktail if being honest. On a dark skin, I think this shade would look stunning. It has a warm ruby base colour, duo chrome, with what appears as micro glitter in copper or gold depending on the lighting and angle of the nail. It is a very warm shade which showcases most of the colours you would see if you looked straight into a fire.

MAC Bad Fairy - £8

MAC Bad Fairy - £8
I think its warmth is the reason this colour does not grab me. It clashes with my cool pale skin, whereas Formidable complimented it. Nice to look at, but preferably on other people's hands rather than my own. My skintone just doesn't do it justice. I have taken quite a few photos to try and show you how different the shade can look in various light conditions, not too sure if this has worked though.

Bad Fairy

Bad Fairy

Bad Fairy

In the bottle it does look quite a lot like Mean and Green, the last of the trio, but Mean and Green has a little pink and green in it. I am hoping it will be a more neutral shade and therefore work better on me. I'll post about it either tomorrow or Saturday as Bad Fairy will not be staying on my nails for long!

3 comments:

  1. Hi

    Thanks for the review on Bad Fairy- I am glad I passed on this one- whew! Your photos are wonderful, though and I appreciate your honesty!
    x
    jeanie

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  2. It's funny because I love this on me. I love red sparkly nail polish though. This one either showed fuschia, red or coppery on my nails depending on the light. It lasted very nicely for one week too. I'm wearing Formidable right now and as much as I love it personally I find it a less interesting color to wear.

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  3. I just want to know what you did with it. Is it sitting, lonely, in a dark drawer? I would love it if you want to send it to a nice home! Maybe I have something you want in trade! : )

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