Today I’ve swatched another of the three polishes from the MAC Alluring Aquatic collection, the foily silver Shimmerfish. You might remember my review for Neptune was less than favourable – unfortunately I feel much the same about Shimmerfish. In fact, even despite the awesome packaging I think this one is going in the purge pile.
Shimmerfish is a muted silver foil with copper flecks, which you might think you’ve seen somewhere before and you’d be right – to my eye it is completely identical to OPI Designer De Better from the 2011 Muppets Holiday collection. I don’t own it to compare (at least I don’t think I do, I’m not 100% certain) but if there is any difference at all, it might be slightly less copper? But that could also just be lighting.
Formula was the same grainy weirdness that I had with Neptune, although given that this polish is a foil, I can kind of forgive that. It took three coats for opacity which I honestly thought should have been two. Not too sure if I am a fan of the brushed metal look – I definitely prefer my foils to be more on the sparkly side.
That being said though, it’s by no means an ugly polish. As my pictures demonstrate. Can you tell that I am struggling to find enough words to fill this review? Pancakes. Pancakes pancakes pancakes. Strudel. Bagels. Baked goods. I think I am hungry.
Shimmerfish. $17.50 from MAC. Unless you want the packaging I’d just buy the OPI.