Product: Lights Lacquer Moonstone Nail Polish
Claims: Nail Polish | Special Edition | Topper or Regular Polish | Long Lasting | Cruelty Free
Size: 12 mL or 0.4 oz.
Shade Description: Clear polish with blue iridescent color shifting glitter flakes.
Purchase: Lights Lacquer
If you read my Lights Lacquer Cold Turkey Nail Polish review (if you haven’t you can read it here) you know that I was on the fence about whether or not I wanted to continue to support the brand. I was miffed about the closure of KL Polish and direct launch into Lights Lacquer but also the shipping had only gotten a little bit better. On the other hand, the formula was still amazing and they kept the brush that I love. Well I decided to purchase the Lights Lacquer Moonstone polish as it was also a special edition to see if I landed on one side of the fence or another. Lets see what happens…
About Lights Lacquer Moonstone Polish
The full-size Moonstone polish has 0.4 oz. or 12 mL of product, has a rounded flat brush, comes in a glass bottle, and retails for $9.50. Moonstone polish currently can only be purchased at Lights Lacquer.
Lights Lacquer claims that Moonstone is a nail polish that can be worn as either topper over other polishes or by itself. Lights Lacquer also claims that, like their other polishes, Moonstone is long lasting and chip resistant.
Lights Lacquer Moonstone Polish Review
I decided to review Moonstone straight out of the bottle and not with the aide of any additional tools, i.e. a cosmetic sponge which makes applying glitter polishes easier. I initially tried to just show Moonstone on the naked nail -.- Let’s just say that the claim that it can be worn as a polish by itself is FALSE. If you have a cosmetic sponge or you add tons of layers you may be able to get it a visible level, I was not. I decided to break out some other commonly worn shades to test Moonstone out with. The black and white are KL Polish Tuxedo Mask and Paper Snow respectively (read the review of those here) while the red is a polish that I’ll be reviewing in a week or so. I applied two coats of each polish on the nail, then two coats of Moonstone, and then a coat of regular top coat in the above picture and a coat of matte top coat in the below photo.
As far as the formula for Moonstone goes, I’m not a fan. The base of the polish is super goopey when applying which not only makes it difficult to disperse but it also grosses me out. From there, as I just mentioned, it’s very hard to disperse the glitters onto the nail because they just cling to both the brush and the gloopey clear base that they’re in. It’s really hard to tell but there are pinkish flecks in Moonstone, but they only show up on the white base. I also found that the blue flecks show up the best on the black base. Lastly, I found that Moonstone works best with the glossy/regular top coat instead of the matte, it’s hard to tell they’re even there with the matte top coat.
Final Thoughts on the Lights Lacquer Moonstone Polish
Ultimately if you’re not a fan of toppers then Moonstone is not the polish for you. If you’re also not a fan of having to purchase other things, like cosmetic sponges, to do your nails then Moonstone is not the polish for you either. Personally, I think the only people Moonstone is for are Kathleen Lights fans, Lights Lacquers collectors, and nail artists who enjoy putting the extra effort into their nails.
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