28 July 2014

Face Of Australia Dark Side Collection: Magneto

Ooooooooh-kay.... Has no idea who Magneto is (I know it's wrong, but I won't lie!), so we shall jump straight into swatches.

Magneto is the ONLY duo-chromatic/metallic of the 8 shades in the collection. It's strange and different, but also exciting at the same time. Although it's a duo-chrome, it doesn't have a dark-base like the other seven -- a fresh breath from the darks, especially for those who are not a fan of darker shades.

Main silver base which reflects purple-y and slightly green. I really don't know how to describe duo-chromes, so hopefully these swatches will do! :P

The swatches above are of Magneto alone on the nails. On Face Of Australia's blog, I saw that Michelle [of Cosmetic Cupcake] layered this over Maleficent which gave it a totally different look. A bit more oomph which doesn't look bad at all. I would've never thought of the idea of layering this over another lacquer, so I thought it was quite funky! Here are the swatches of her layered manicure...

Nice huh?

Overall, not a bad shade/finish. It's not my favourite to wear though. On others, possibly. On myself, I feel like it doesn't suit my skintone very well. Somewhat mismatched, but I love how much more glossier it looks with this finish, and how it elongates my nails!

On a slightly more negative note, the brush.... Grrr. In my [previous] feature of Ursula (another shade of this collection), I've mentioned that the brush had a slight curve, which made the application somewhat more challenging. Well, I thought that was a dud, but it's may not be so.

An anonymous reader (thanks you anonymous patootie!) commented that she also had the same problem.... on six shades of the eight that she had purchased. This is my 4th shade so far to feature, hopefully the remaining four to swatch won't have problematic brushes... -_-

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Face Of Australia Dark Side Collection, $4.95, 8 shades, available at Priceline, Big W and Face Of Australia stockists. 

Disclaimer: This product was provided to me for review consideration only. I was not obligated to review nor mention this product. All opinions expressed in this post are of my own and remains to be unbiased/untruthful. 


  1. You have to watch Zoolander - it's hilarious!

  2. Magneto - bad guy from X-Men movies/ comics :) the nail polish looks cool but I am so bad at applying nail polish I think I need to stick to the bad fat flat brushes.


  3. Awww, I hope the brush isn't too much of a hassle! I love the colors, it's just stunning, I can see this being perfect with an all white outfit!

  4. Bummer about the curved brush! This shade reminds me of a lighter version of OPI Not Like the Movies :)

  5. Looks gorgeous! Would probably be stunning with a coat of black underneath :)

    Ms Jelena xx
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  6. Awwww.. I think I’ll be having difficulty applying this on my nails because of the brush.
    ~Pauline @Kallony

  7. I got the entire collection but haven't had a chance to try them out, so I'll let you know what my brushes end up being like! Sounds a tad annoying though!

    I loooooove the layering Cosmetic Cupcake came up with! It looks so gorgeous! xx


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