Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Review Matte-n-a Mystery

I found this polish in a local Beauty Supply in an almost full display.  The Polish is Mystery From Makeup Cherimoya  and the line is Matte-n-a-.  As the name suggests the whole line of these polishes are matte.

First I would like to say that these polishes stink to high heaven.  The smell is worse than Kleancolor, It is so strong and just smells like it's not 3-free.  For some reason I can not access the Cherimoya site to see if they are or not, so for right now I will assume they are not.

In the bottle Mystery has me sooo intrigued.  Then when I polished my nails with it, it really was a mystery.  I liked the polish before it turned matte.

Here is the polish Matte on my nails:

 I thought it was a really pretty and the shiny-ness of it made me think it would be great for stamping, so I also stamped it on my one nail to see how it would do.  It stamped well, but I had to work fast, because the matte pigments make it dry super fast, so I had to move quickly. (I used Cheeky Plate CH5)

 Then I wanted to add a top coat to see the amazing shiny-ness that amazed me at first, and I was not dissappointed.  I think that these polishes should stay shiny instead of matte, because it's so much prettier in my opinion. 

Also, the Seche Vite I used was old, and smeared the stamp, which was a disappointment, but I didn't have enough on my brush and my brush swiped against the stamp, so that was mainly user error.

Here is a bottle shot if you are interested:

Final Thoughts: I don't think I will be purchasing any more of these, they just stink too much for me, and at $2.99 I don't want to pay for something that stinks that bad.  I am also not a fan of the already matte polishes, because I have a matte top coat, so i feel like I could add the matte if I wanted it to be mattte, but that is just me.  And I think that these polishes are so much prettier before they are matte.

What do you think?

XOX Caitlin


  1. Wow, once you add the top coat this color just comes alive!!

  2. It's a bummer that they smell so bad for you. I loooove the smell. lol All of the suedes I have are incredible like this! Where did you pick them up?

  3. I like the smell of normal nail polish, but these are just horrific to me! lol. I picked them up at a place called something like J fashion, just a local beauty supply shop.

    1. I think they smell like an art room. Memories *sighs* LOL
      I have no cool indie places like that around here. Will continue ordering them I guess! Thanks :)

  4. LOVE this!! Any chance you could get me one? I'll gladly swap or Paypal!

    1. I don't think it would be a problem! Are you able to email me from my 'about me' page?

    2. I just emailed you. Let me know if you don't get it. :)


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