Magnetic nail polishes have been around for a while, but I’ve never tried one till now! How about some simple nail art fun with Dior Mystic Magnetics?
Just in case you don’t normally pay much attention to nail polishes, magnetic nail polishes contain metallic particles. Once you apply and put a magnet close to it, the particles start to shift and form a pattern.
Dior Mystic Magnetics (RRP in Belgium: 28,90 euros) is a stormy grayish blue.The consistency is on the thick side, but it’s still pretty easy to work with. The brush is a typical tapered Dior Vernis brush, which I personally find much easier to use than the thinner ones.
So how does this work? First of all, you paint your nails with one coat of Mystic Magnetics. It will look like this:
I like the fact that it is opaque with one coat, but the thicker texture and metallic finish also result in a lot of brushstrokes. Don’t worry though! They will disappear after the next step! Once this coat is dry, you can proceed to the magnet. Dior Vernis is probably the fastest-drying nail polish formula that I know, and Mystic Magnetics seems to dry even faster! There is little to no waiting time between the two coats.
The second step is the magnet, and this one is pretty ergonomic! You are supposed to work on one nail at a time here. Apply the second coat, and hold the curved end of the magnet against the base of the nail. The trick is to hold the magnet as closely to the nail as possible without letting it touch the nail. The pattern will immediately start to emerge, but the longer you keep the magnet there, the clearer the pattern will become. It should take you no more than a minute or two per nail. Since the formula is so fast-drying, the nail is basically touch-dry when you’re done!
Repeat the process on each nail, and this is what you’ll get:
To be honest, I didn’t know I’d like it as much as I do! I actually think this is something that works better on shorter nails than longer ones, but it could be my prejudice. At the same time however, I can’t really say Mystic Magnetics is a unique must-have from the collection. As pretty as it is, I am not sure Dior is bringing something new to the magnetic nail polish table (unlike last year’s Crocodile Leather Effect Nails, which I consider a crackle polish evolution). I’d still encourage you to swatch this on a couple of nails if you have the chance, and if you like the color and the pattern, you should go ahead!
Have you tried a magnetic nail polish? Is Dior Mystic Megnetics changing your mind about magnetic nail polishes in general?
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