Unleash Your Inner Rockstar with ManGlaze!
Within the first few moments of looking at ManGlaze polishes, I will admit that the girly girl in me was a wee bit intimidated. First of all, the name of the brand is MannGlaze, which may or may not teeter your mind toward the gutter (it did for me, just saying!)
Plus, the bold colors and rocking graphics are far removed from the standard pink and pretty packaging of most nail polishes. This line of matte polishes and top coats was indeed made with men in mind. But that shouldn’t stop female beauty fanatics like us from getting a hold of this really cool line of nail lacquers.
ManGlaze, the original matte nail polish, was created in 2007 by Marc Paez at Magma and the line was launched at a hardcore punk festival in Yokohama, Japan. And considering the artwork on the bottles, I’d say that launch scene is quite fitting!
This unique line will can help fulfill your rock star fantasies (we all need to try a black matte polish at least once in our lives) AND satisfy your urge to play beauty scientist.
Here’s the lowdown on the polishes the review team got their hands on…
The Nail Colours:
Matte is Murder ($6.66) – this is a fierce matte black with subtle sheen to it (as seen above).
Mayonnaise ($13.13) – a white creme matte that won’t turn yellow on you. I’ve never tried white nail polish before but this is really pretty and also leaves a perfect canvas for glitter and nail art.
Fuggen Ugly ($6.66) – a perfect gunmetal matte grey with shimmer that will make fashionistas everywhere swoon with delight.
(Black, white or Grey not for you? Matte Pink, has just been added to the Man Glaze collection!)
Additionally, the line contains two matte Top Coats:
Matte-Astrophe ($13.13) – described as “the worst thing to happen to glossy nail polish” which is not only humorous but true! This is a great matte top coat that will successfully de-gloss your tips.
Hot Mess ($13.13) – I’ve seen glitter polishes and top coats galore, but a mattifying top coat with glitter is new to me and makes for a very interesting look! I layered this over Mayonnaise and my nails looked like they came from outer space.
Now for the really fun part! For those of you who love to mix your own nail polish colors, you might want to stock up on their Franken Juggs ($1.38). These empty jars have wide mouths (best idea ever) so you don’t make a mess while mixing your nail polishes. They also come with a brush and two metal mixing balls.
My experiment above right: Essie Mint Candy Apple combined with Sephora OPI Go My Own Way, with added glitter polishes; China Glaze Snow Globe and China Glaze Nova.
• Bold, matte colors that can be worn by either sex.
• Made in the USA, cruelty-free and big 3 free (does not contain Dibutyl Phthalate, Formaldehyde or Toluene).
• Very easy to apply and dries fast.
• This is an all-matte line, so it may not be for everyone (but you can always add a glossy top coat!)
• The darker shades may not be too original for some who already own matte polishes from other companies.
So if you’re tired of the same old mani and pedi shades, pick up a few bottles of Man Glaze and take a walk on the wild side (via a detour down the matte alley!) You can purchase ManGlaze online at their website or check them out in person at your local Urban Outfitters.
Readers and testers, who’s ready to rock out with Man Glaze Nail Colour?
Amanda is a beauty & fashion lover who hopes to own a Shiba Inu one day. She spends most of her time frolicking in NYC, chowing down, perusing blogs, jabbing buttons on her Blackberry and updating her blog, mandabear.
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