Superdrug MUA Nail Polish NOTD – Shade 1

Posted by Lipglossiping On April - 23 - 2010

Shade 1…. catchy…

Naming them must have ran the risk of breaking the budget for this new £1 line of makeup from Superdrug

Ok, enough sarcasm…

Shade 1 is a blackened blue.  The best way to describe it is opalescent… a darker-than-navy base with royal blue glitter particles.  The glitter isn’t chunky and a top coat isn’t necessary to smooth the finish.  I had to go and stand in direct sunlight to capture the sparkles for the photo which is why you can see my conservatory roof reflected in my tips!

For a £1 polish it’s a good looking finish.  Formula isn’t the best… it dragged at the cuticles and if I look carefully there’s still a couple of streaks visible after two coats.  However, it’s not horribly gloopy or difficult to actually paint with which is an irritation I often experience with high street polishes.  Yes, I’m a nail polish snob I know (bar Asda!) *hangs head*

Ohh that’s a good comparison actually…. I’ve tried two from the MUA line so far and quality isn’t as good as the George formula.  The MUA polishes that I’ve tried have a denser, thicker formula, but they are fairly quick-drying.

Tip wear is a little worse than average, not by too much though and I haven’t experienced any chipping after 2 days, so I’m very pleased with that.

I think I’ve covered most things… for a £1, you know you’re not gonna get OPI quality… but I think this is a stonking shade and if you like your blues, definitely check it out next time you’re passing Superdrug!  Alternatively, the entire range is now available to purchase from the website.

Do you like it?


13 Responses to “Superdrug MUA Nail Polish NOTD – Shade 1”

  1. Louise says:

    I got my MUA order today but that looks really pretty can’t wait to try the colours I got

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  2. Kim says:

    That looks gorgeous!! Bet it’s a bugger to remove though. Keep us informed :) xox

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  3. Hi Kim, I shouldn’t have called it a glitter…. it’s not got acual glitter bits in it… it’s just MEGA shimmery so it looks glittery! x

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  4. That looks lovely. I’m really intrigued by this bright purple MUA eyeshadow I saw on the MUA/disconned GOSH stand in my almost-local store, but because it’s in a half-sphere clear glass tree thing rather than on a counter there are no testers.

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  5. Shifa says:

    its a stunning color gurlie!

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  6. liloo says:

    it’s pretty awesome for £1!!!

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  7. Jacie says:

    This looks just like Illamasqua’s Phallic – how beautiful!

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  8. It looks super cool! Wish I could get it here in California.

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  9. Rae says:

    Yep.

    Definitely just died a little.

    :P

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  10. Joyce says:

    wow love the blue glitter!!!

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  11. What a gorgeous colour ( I seriously need some knew words for gorgeous).

    I’m with you on the Nail Varnish snob thing so would have been less than tempted to order this on line….but it does look very attractive and nothing wears longer than 24hrs on me anyway. x

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  12. What a pretty colour :) love my blackened shades (as long as they dont blatantly look black, haha)

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  13. Lillian says:

    Oooh it looks so pretty and for only £1 you really can’t go wrong. But sadly they don’t have it in my local Superdrug yet. I need to go to a bigger one in town.

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