MakeUp Academy Magnetic Polish in Piccadilly Circus Review & Swatch

MakeUp Academy’s Piccadilly Circus magnetic nail polish. It costs £3.50 from the MUA website or in store at Superdrug.

Piccadilly Circus is an Aubergine glitter polish.

When first coated on the nails it doesn’t have a great shine and if used without the magnet effect is actually quite dull.
It’s opaque in one coat but if you’re going for the magnetic look you are best off with two to prevent it being sheer in places. Just let it dry for a short time between coats.
The brush in the bottle is just right for me. The bristles tend to bend but that can be corrected with nail clippers.
It’s not particularly chip resistant even with the glitter in it but will last a day for me. It’s last a lot longer if you don’t work with coins.

How to

  • Paint the first layer and let dry
  • Paint the second layer
  • Immediately place the magnetic cap over the nail. There is a small lip to rest on you nail bed
  • Leave for ten seconds
  • Let dry and use a top coat

So is it worth it? Yes, it is brilliant for the price. Don’t expect the high shine or high chip resistance. It’s a nice effect and can be used with other brands magnetic caps for different looks on each nail if you like.. A good little number for your nails.