MUA: Plum Noir nail polish: A Review and swatches

MUA: Plum Noir nail polish: A Review and swatches

Recently MUA have been churning out new product, almost weekly! But they've also been giving some TLC to their old products. In particular, MUA have re-formulated and repackaged their nail polish. So of course I had to try them out! The range has 18 gorgeous shades, which all retail for only £1. Unfortunately my local superdrug only had about 8 of the range, so I was limited in my choice. 

Firstly, take a look at the new packaging and you may recognise it. Yes, the new bottles are very reminicant of the Essie nail polish bottles, but about half the size. The bottle is a clear glass with MUA embossed within the bottle. I actually think the smaller size is perfect. Great to pop in your hand-bag for on the go touch ups and lets be honest- have you ever used up a whole bottle of polish? Mine normally dry up before I use them up. 

I have no experience of the other MUA polishes, so I can't make a comparison at this point. But the formulation of this polish is varied. On first application, the polish looked thin and seemed to separate when applied. With a second or third coat the polish did even out and gain full opacity. The polish dried quickly, and had an ultra glossy finish. So doesn't require a top coat!  The smell isn't great though, a lot stronger than normal polish, so I crack open a window whilst applying. 

Plum Noir is a more of a winter colour, I do admit, but it's beautiful. With strong blue undertones, plum noir is a winey purple. The polish dries very true to the bottle colour too. Wear time wasn't phenomenal, about 2 days for me, with a couple of tiny touch ups. 

Overall - for £1, this product looks sophisticated and much more expensive that in it is. A perfect pop of colour without the splurge, and for someone who likes to change up my polish almost daily, who cares about wear time?! 

Have you tried MUA £1 polishes?
What colour should I try next?!