08 June 2013

Lumina Lacquer Man Eater, Swatches and Review!

Hi everyone! For only one polish, this post is fairly picture heavy! Tatiana, the maker of Lumina Lacquer was kind enough to include this polish in my last order, and I can't believe it took me so long to try it! Man Eater is a classic glitter bomb, and while I love Lumina Lacquer polishes, my initial impression of this polish was lukewarm. I initially tried it over a lighter polish, as you can see below. But it wasn't until I layered it over a darker polish that it really popped! I then added some nail art on the accent nails, and ta-da! Each time I try this polish, I love it more and more!

Lumina Lacquer Man Eater

Man Eater is a clear-based polish with a mixture of matte grey, black, and silver holographic glitter. There's micro-glitter, hexes, moons, stars, hearts, and tiny bars. The glitter is perfectly suspended, and I had great glitter payoff in just one coat. No issue with the formula, just a little bit of fussing to make sure it spreads out fairly evenly. One thing to note is that the grey glitter is predominate, while the holo glitter is more like an accent. At first this rather bothered me, but after awhile it grew on me, and it makes the polish more unique, in my opinion.

Lumina Lacquer Man Eater (over Essie Full Steam Ahead)

I first layered it over Essie Full Steam Ahead from the Summer 2013 Collection. Meh, what can I say!? It looks okay, but the glitter doesn't really stand out.

Lumina Lacquer Man Eater (over Essie Full Steam Ahead)

I then tried it over Essie Midnight Cami, a dark midnight blue. I think this polish is really strong layered over a darker base colour. I could also see it over black, or a dark purple or green. For the accent nails I decided to do a water-spotted water marble using some colours that would complement the glitter in Man Eater.

Lumina Lacquer Man Eater (over Essie Midnight Cami)

Lumina Lacquer Man Eater (over Essie Midnight Cami)

For the two accent nails I started with a base of Zoya Dove, a pale grey. Then I used the following polishes for the water marble: Liquid Sky Lacquer Tripindicular (a magenta holo), Essie Midnight Cami, Zoya Jules, and A-England Dorian Gray. I used hairspray to break up the polish and create a spotted/irregular effect.

Lumina Lacquer Man Eater (over Essie Midnight Cami)

I really love how this turned out. I told you I wanted to explore this water-spotted water marble technique and I love how it turned out here. My middle finger looks looks so unique! And Man Eater provides the perfect accompaniment.

Lumina Lacquer Man Eater (Ring from Joe Fresh)

Lumina Lacquer is available through their online Bigcartel store, through Norway Nails, and Mei Mei's Signatures. Follow Lumina Lacquer on Facebook and Instagram (@luminalacquer) to find out about restocks and new releases.

What do you think of this? Are you tired of my messed up water marbles?! :P

*Product provided for review, all opinions are my own. See my disclosure policy for more details.*

8 comments:

  1. That watermarble! Gahh that is so awesome <3 It reminds me of one of those Japanese wave illustrations!

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    1. Oooo... nice comparison, and thanks so much! :D

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    1. Thanks so much! I love skittle manis. :)

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  3. I just feel like you need to do nail art every single post.

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    1. Haha! I feel the same way, although I do really enjoy showing swatches - dilemmas eh!? ;)

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  4. This looks cool, especially that watermarble!

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