I just got my ManGlaze polishes yesterday (I know SO late to the party!) so I thought I would showcase them here and also do some comparison swatches to some other similar steel grey’s. As you might already be aware of, ManGlaze is a polish that was created for men (men who are either secure enough with their masculinity to wear nail polish or those goth/emo boys who don’t care what you think). The finish on these is dull on purpose. They practically beg you not to put on a top coat on their website because that defeats the whole purpose of the polish, but of course I did anyway. Overall I am really impressed with their formula and color. I had no issue whatsoever with them and they turned out to be in the running with some of my favorite grey & black polishes ever (with top coat that is). Here’s the scoop:
ManGlaze Fuggen Ugly vs. Other Grey’s
Fuggen Ugly – Natural light no top coat
This is a really nice steel grey polish with a very dull finish. Very industrial looking. I really liked it with no top coat but I wanted to add one just to see what the difference would be.
Fuggen Ugly – Sun with top coat
The difference was huge! This *blinged* up so much with a Seche top coat I was really surprised. All the sudden I could see all these different colors of micro glitter in it and it was really pretty. This ranks as one of my fav steel grey’s now
And now for the comparisons. Here we have ManGlaze Fuggen Ugly on pointer (2 coats), Lippmann Hit Me With Your Best Shot on middle (3 coats), CND Hyde In The Dark on the ring (2 coats) and butter LONDON Chimney Sweep on pinkie (3 coats) all with Seche top coat. As you can see Fuggin Ugly is definitely the most glittery and shiny one of the bunch, though also the lightest grey base. It has a ton of micro glitter in it. Lippmann’s was not as opaque and required 3 coats. It’s a darker steel blue with shimmer in it, but not as much as ManGlaze or CND. CND’s is nice and thick, requiring only 2 coats. Theirs definitely has a steel/blue cast to it and has more glitter particles. And finally Chimney Sweep also not as opaque, requiring 3 coats. It has more silver glitter in it than Lippmann’s and is a slightly lighter steel grey. Overall I would say the closest in color of these are butter LONDON and Lippmann’s, although I would say if you love grey like I do, then they are different enough to own all of them!
Vamp it up!