With Dior Mystic Magnetics, the Magnetic Field Works Just Fine!

Dior Mystic Magnetics

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?

Dior 802 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 brush

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:

Dior Mystic Magnetics one coat

Dior Mystic Magnetics swatch

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.

Dior Mystic Magnetics magnet

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:

Dior Mystic Magnetics

Dior Mystic Magnetics 802

Dior Mystic Magnetics 802 swatch

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?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Mostly Sunny disclosure

  • http://www.colormeloud.com/ Sara_BeauTime

    Wow this looks really so nice on you. I purchased this one and brought it with me to holidays but didnt have courage to try it out yet. I also cut my nails shorter lately, so it should work :-) why do you think it works better with shorter nail, because the magnet is not that huge?

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Sara! You should give it a go ASAP! The magnet should be big enough for longer nails. I might be biased here. I think on very long nails it might look a little too stripey? You should try though. I’ve had nothing but short nails all my life, so I am probably not the best judge!

  • http://redhotjillypeppers.com/ Redhotjillypeppers

    I’m not really sure about this one. The colour is nice but the magnetic thing is a bit old news in my opinion.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jill, I know what you mean. I haven’t tried any other magnetic nail polishes though, so this one is fun to play with.

  • beauties

    I have a few magnetic polishes in my stash :) I like them for special occasions.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Nice! It does take a while to get all 10 fingers done. I can see why you don’t do it every day 😉

  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    I can’t stand the magnetic nail trend (or 90% of most nail trends) but the colour is actually quite nice. I guess people can buy it as a regular shade and just never use the magnet part. :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Liz, yes you can! It’s streaky without the magnet though. I personally prefer the whole package 😉

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    I really like the magnetic effect. But I don’t like the color per se.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Melissa, I like the color once the pattern has emerged! Not sure if I’ll wear it on its own just like that.

  • Icaria

    Pretty color and nice effect but I honestly don’t know what I think about that trend. I actually thought it was on it’s way out but if Dior is doing it I guess it’s still somewhat popular. I too think it does look better on short nails like yours. Now what I really want is that little star! :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Helene, I don’t really know if this will prompt a magnetic nail polish comeback! I got the little star last summer with the new Dior Addict perfume. I can/should probably wear it as a pendant or something!

  • Dorien@InMyPrettyShoes

    I do have some magnetic nail polishes, like the ons from Essence. I would consider buying the Dior one, but only if it was more innovative… In my opinion, this one looks a lot like the one I already have.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Dorien, I know what you mean! I don’t own other magnetic nail polishes, but I don’t think this one is putting anything revolutionary on the table! Still, for the only magnetic nail polish in my stash, I do like the result!

  • Lily

    I saw this but didn’t get it. I’m not too huge on nail polishes, and it’s nothing new. I agree the crocodile one last year was amazing though. I still wear it from time to time

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Lily, I need to bust mine out! So happy khaki is still alive n’ kicking this season!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Looks pretty! But It’s kind of weird that Dior is doing a magnetic polish now-I thought the trend was over lol!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha I know what you mean! They were late with the crackle as well, but they did do a truly stunning one!

  • http://aucupariabrumalis.wordpress.com/ Claire

    that is interesting and as much as I like nail polishes, this trend is not for me D: but a pretty shade nevertheless Sunny! xxx

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Claire! I didn’t know what to think about magnetic nail polishes, but I do like this one!

  • Memoiselle

    You did a really good job in making the magnet look so real! :)
    Magnet polishes are unique but it’s not my thing so I’m gonna skip this.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha thanks, Meryl! Are you interested in the other nail polishes from this collection?

  • Mishelle’s Sleepy Time

    This looks great :) I still haven’t tried out magnetic polishes yet!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Mishelle, you should play with this one at the counter if you have the chance! I didn’t realize how pretty it can be till I put it on!

  • http://www.rxbeautychic.com/ RxBeautyChic

    It’s so rare that a magnetic polish turns out the way like the promo pictures do, but this sounds great! You got me at the fast drying formula! 😀

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey girly, I’ve never thought about that but you’re right! It’s seriously fast-drying. I was surprised!

  • VickyM

    This is so lovely I might need this, and the magnetic effect is so interesting 😀 .

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Vicky, I did turn out to like it more than I thought I would! I like it much better with the magnet too :)

  • http://jadeinthepalace.blogspot.com/ Cassandrapamela

    oh wow the effect is amazing! I had few magnetic nail polishes from various brands but they didn’t really work for me.. this one looks very nice!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Pamela, what was wrong with the ones you tried? It took me a while to figure out how close I have to hold the magnet. Otherwise it also failed several times in the beginning!

  • Krystle Kouture

    I never knew Dior had magnetic polishes! Very pretty shade and the CD magnet is to die for! Would love to have that sit on my vanity lol!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Krystle, this is new! I don’t think they’ll make it permanent, either. The set is pretty indeed :)