Tags: Mavala, Nail Varnish
Hi all, today I’m bringing you a look at the Mavala Nail Colour Collection for Autum/Winter. It’s called the Woodland Collection and its very appropriately named. Beautiful autumnul colours, berries, greens and browns. There are six shades in the collection and I was sent four of them to try.
Left to right, the colours I was sent are Black Cherry, Dark Brown, Cedar Green and New Delhi. In addition there is a taupe called Marron Glace and a shade called Onyx which I am assuming is a black shade. The photograph there isn’t a great representation of the colours as it’s with a flash, there are darker than those, although not by a huge amount. All of them, on the nail, appear to be creme finishes. Actually they are not all creme’s but that is how they look. Black Cherry has some very fine shimmer and the Cedar Green has a depth to it that I’m struggling to describe.
Anyway, lets have a quick look at some swatches firstly with a flash and followed by natural light:
The latter of those two pics is far more accurate, although the red is showing up much brighter than it actually is. I was really surprised by how much I liked the green, given my dislike of greens on me usually and it was Cedar Green I chose to wear properly first. It wasn’t a success. Here’s why:
Can you see that? It’s streaky, sheer, patchy, just not good and that’s two coats! The colour is so beautiful I think I will probably try again with three coats as I really want to make this work for me.
The other shades allhave beautiful rich shades and great formulas so to balance things out, look at the beautiful New Delhi. Opaque in one coat, a second coat just adds a great depth of colour and darkens it.
In terms of colour the first pic is more accurate, its much darker than the flash would have you believe and its gorgeous.
Mavala polishes are great value for money are all “3-free” and great value for money at £3.95.
Available from department stores, beauty salons and pharmacies now.