Tuesday, July 12, 2011
MAC Ocean Dip
My first MAC!! I bought this on vacation and the name is so fitting, since we were at the beach and in the ocean all vacation.
I adore this! It's the perfect turquoise. It's bright and happy, but it's not too bright that it's neon or anything. It's more green than blue, but not too much of either one...it's like a darker version of Essie Turquoise and Caicos, which I loved but was slightly too sheer (that's just how the Essie formula is!). I used 3 coats of this and it turned out perfect...I could've used 2, but for my first few fingers I didn't have enough polish on the brush so it looked too sheer and a bit streaky.
Speaking of the brush, I've heard mixed things about it, especially that there was a lot of pull around the cuticles. I've read advice to use a light hand with it to prevent dragging, so using that tip, I just went about polishing...and I'll just say, this brush is amazing. I think it might beat the OPI ProWide brush (although I love it, it can be too wide for my pinky nails!). Perfect width, bristles were perfect, everything. And it was really good for getting in the corners of my nails where it's sometimes more difficult to polish. The application was killer, formula was super smooth, and the finish is flawless. I'm extremely happy I picked up this color...and needless to say, I'll be back for more MACs!