I had written about the new Magneffect Softouch Effect polishes coming down the line from Layla Cosmetics, but the other day I decided to take a bottle with me to work and see how easy it is to apply! Softouch mimics a matte polish but it's not really a matte because if you add a top coat, the polish remains matte - it doesn't get all shiny and sparkly like a normal matte polish would. For this manicure, I did not use a base or top coat, just 2 coats of Deep Violet polish. Layla Cosmetics does not stain and actually advocate that you do not use a base or top coat with their polishes.
As with most magnetic polishes, you have to work a bit quickly. I would polish a nail, let it dry, add a second coat and then immediately flip over the cap where a line magnet is located. I'd hold the magnet there for about 5 seconds, then admire the nail. If the magnet effect looked off, I just painted another coat and tried again. Thankfully I got it down on most fingers, the first time but had issues with my thumbs.
Here in the sun, you can see that it's a lovely deep blue purple polish that is fully opaque in 2 coats. I don't mind the bar line magnet, even though Layla did just come out with more magnets but I left them at home.
Now in the shade it almost looks like I have a bald spot in my index finger, and I wonder if the polish was a bit thin there or not.
Indirect light - nothing new to report. I wore this polish for over a day and I didn't have any problems with chipping or staining.
Indoors with the flash - need I say anything else?
Layla Magneffect Softouch Effect is available for $15.50 a 10ml bottle.
Layla Cosmetics is distributed to the US through the Luxcon Group who has a Facebook Page to several online websites including Ninja Polish, Zappos, AVEYOU, Brigette's Boutique, Amazon, and Drugstore. It is also available at Ulta.
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