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Monday, May 7, 2012

Makeup Store Charmaine and Kaja

I've been wanting Makeup Store's newest holos, Charmaine and Kaja, ever since I first saw pictures of them. MUS is a bit of a pain because they have a flat rate shipping cost of $10 and I just couldn't justify that price for two polishes. One of my friends organized a group order so that we could split the shipping costs among everyone so I gladly hopped on that train!

First up, Charmaine:

Charmaine is a gorgeous teal holo. I'm SO in love with this color. 
This polish isn't super holo, so if that's what you're looking for, this isn't the polish for you. I think it looks wonderful and I like that you are able to clearly see the base color. 
Application was fantastic! This was one coat. ONE COAT! 

Here's a picture of it in the shade. Look at how nice it still looks!

And then, Kaja:

Now, I'm still not sure how I feel about Kaja. I love the base color. It's a cornflower blue/periwinkle color and I don't have any holos that are similar to this. The only downside is that the holo is a bit hard to see in this one. The formula is very creamy which I think hides some of the holo particles. 
This is two coats of Kaja and application was wonderful with this polish as well.

Here it is in the shade.

For reference:
2 coats Nfu-Oh Aqua Base
2 coats MUS Charmaine

2 coats Nfu-Oh Aqua Base
2 coats MUS Kaja

What I liked:
The application for both of these polishes was great!
As with most holos, dry time was very fast.
The colors look great indoors and out.

What I disliked:
I wish the holo effect was a bit stronger in Kaja.
Flat rate shipping from MUS is $10, even if you're just ordering one polish.
Holos tend to chip faster than normal polishes.

Overall, I'm happy with both of these. I think they're great and the colors are gorgeous too!

1 comment:

  1. These colors are amazing! I've just searched all over the internet for these and cannot find any for sale. *BIG SAD FACE* It will be my mission to find Charmaine!