Misa is coming out with a new spring 2010 collection called Mardi Gras. All the creme colors in this collection are inspired by the Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans.
Now I’ve never been to Mardi Gras but I have been to New Orleans. From what I have seen of pictures of it though, a lot of these colors are pretty spot on. The formula is another story…
The formula was a huge PITA for me on all but two of these. They were extremely thick, sticky and almost stringy. It felt like putting actual house paint on my nails. The good thing is they were incredibly opaque, but still hard to work with. Not sure what the issue is with these but maybe it was just my bottles?
I am a little disappointed that these were all cremes. I do like cremes a lot, but feel like that’s all we have been seeing from Misa as of late, and I wanted a few shimmers or something different to shake things up.
Anyway check them out below!
Shake It To The Samba is an apricot colored creme. This is a really nice color, but the application was a problem. This was two coats.
Jester Ate The Cake is a neon yellow. This yellow is definitely on the cool side, not much gold here, which is a bonus for me. However the formula on this was the worst of the bunch. Very thick and streaky. But then again most yellows are. This was two coats.
Blame It On Fat Tuesday is a bright grass green. This picture washes it out a little bit, it is in fact a little darker in real life. This was surprisingly sheer on the first coat, but after two was pretty even. This wasn’t too hard to apply, but still not the greatest. This was two coats.
Party In The Masquerade is a neon pink. This is a pretty color, but I think I have others very similar. This was one of the ones with great consistency. It was smooth and even and not sticky at all. This was two coats, but almost totally opaque in one.
Throw Me something Purple Please is a purple/blue color. This is really hard to describe and capture on film. It’s definitely not purple and definitely not blue. I would say it’s a great blurple creme. I think this is probably going to be the fan favorite because it’s unique and interesting. I did wear this one the other day and had some pretty major tip wear after 2 days, which was disappointing. I think it’s because this is really thick and hard to apply. Boo! This was two coats.
Single And Ready To Limbo is a bright classic red. This was the other one with excellent consistency. Ironic that the colors I think are the most common and least interesting have the best application :/ This was two coats, but could be opaque in one.
Overall I would give this a grade of B for colors but D for formula. Only two out of six applied nicely, at least for me, so I think Misa needs to work on their concoction!
I’m not sure when these will be released exactly, but will update this post as soon as I know.
How are you guys feeling about these?