MOD Lacquer Review and Swatches!

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Hello my dearest and most wonderful readers!  I have a fun post for you today as it’s a brand we haven’t seen around these parts in awhile!  Now MOD Lacquer puts out some truly beautiful polishes.  I have two holographic polishes and three of her new Electrified collection which is a gorgeous batch of neon cremes!

Let’s start with the Neons shall we?

I’d like to make a couple of notes before we dive into the abyss of…Er…I mean review.  I’ve seen a lot of bloggers/swatchers/customers of the brand who have been marbling with these colors to very good effect.  I received minis of these and as many know marbling with minis is extremely difficult so I didn’t attempt it more than once.  With minis by the time you get a good bead on the brush the first ring is a little too set.  If you’re interested in marbling these WILL work well for that just make sure to get the full sizes!  Secondly neons are notoriously hard to photograph and my pictures do not do justice to the full and amazing neonness that is these polishes.

First up we have High Powered!

MOD Lacquer - High Powered

MOD Lacquer – High Powered

In this photo this polish looks more like one of the neon red colors however I assure you that High Powered is a Bright Neon true orange.  This shade is actually more like traffic cone orange than my pictures could capture!  This is a smooth shiny creme that almost didn’t need topcoat though I put one on out of habit.  The brightness of this is so satisfying.  I crave neons they are some of my favorite colors!

MOD Lacquer - High Powered

MOD Lacquer – High Powered

I know that this picture looks a bit dark I was trying to play around and get the best color possible.  This is as close as I could get to the true color and even then it’s still tricky!  Normally we would talk about formula here but all the neons I am reviewing today had the same formula so I’ll save that for the last one!  Pictures show two coats plus topcoat.

Next up is Stunned:

MOD Lacquer - Stunned

MOD Lacquer – Stunned

I’m stunned (see what I did there?) at how accurately this one photographed.  It’s still a touch less bright than the actual polish is but the shade is correct at least!  Stunned is a highlighter green creme.  It’s definitely an eyecatching color and I seriously can’t wait to do some kind of nail art with these colors soon!

MOD Lacquer - Stunned

MOD Lacquer – Stunned

Pictures show three coats plus topcoat because my nail line wanted to peek through the green moreso than the orange.

Last but not least for the neons we have Energize:

MOD Lacquer - Energize

MOD Lacquer – Energize

Again justice for this color is not served…you can ALMOST see the actual color in the edge of the bottle.  This color is a shocking, bright, neon, highlighter pink.    Looooove this color this is my favorite of the three neons I received but together they work amazingly well!

MOD Lacquer - Energize

MOD Lacquer – Energize

Like I mentioned before the formula on all of these was the same.  Awesome!  Here’s the deal pickles –  neons are sometimes (frequently) a pain in the behind to work with or need to be layered over white to perform decently.  They can be hard to apply, streaky, hard to level and all sorts of unfun to apply.  However I experienced none of this!  The only one that needed more than two coats was the green and that was more because the color itself allowed my nail line to show through rather than the formula itself.  All of these cremes self-leveled and are shown on their own without undies.  For neons they are truly delightful!  I topcoated them moreso out of habit than need and they look just awesome alone and will be AMAZING for nail art.

Now onto the holos!

First up is Baby Flamingo:

MOD Lacquer - Baby Flamingo

MOD Lacquer – Baby Flamingo

Baby Flamingo is a perfect flamingo pink, pink with a touch of orange undertone – almost salmon but not quite…it’s still definitely pink, creme holo.  The holographic effect in this is fairly low density so it’s a much more subtle effect, more of a holographic shimmer if you will.  It’s a gorgeous color and is great to have if you want some saturated color but have to keep to a “traditional” color pallette for work.  It’s also great for nail art as I’ve already used this polish in that capacity as well!

MOD Lacquer - Baby Flamingo

MOD Lacquer – Baby Flamingo

Because of the creme base for this polish it’s stunningly easy to apply and self-levels beautifully.  It was opaque in two coats without any issue whatsoever.  This one also almost didn’t need a topcoat as it dried very shiny but I threw one on out of habit!  Pictures show two coats plus topcoat.

Last up is my favorite!  Aerodynamic:

MOD Lacquer - Aerodynamic

MOD Lacquer – Aerodynamic

Aerodynamic is a gorgeous medium turquoise creme holographic polish.  As I’ve said a million times and as ya’ll are probably sick of hearing about I love holographic polishes that have a little bit more going on with them and this one has a strong gold shimmer that keeps this from going too cool or gray due to the holographic pigment.  I’m absolutely enamored of this shade!

MOD Lacquer - Aerodynamic

MOD Lacquer – Aerodynamic

Formula on this is just luscious and perfect and everything I would want from a polish.  Perfect in two coats with a good holographic arc, you can even see a bit of it in these pictures in my interior light.  I can’t wait to see it in the sunlight!

MOD Lacquer - Aerodynamic

MOD Lacquer – Aerodynamic

Now for all the details you need to snag up your own batch of MOD Lacquer!  Naturally you can buy MOD Lacquer in their Etsy Shop.  If you want to keep up to date and see lots of pretty nail polishes you should definitely follow MOD Lacquer on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Go check ’em out!

 

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