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...
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.
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