If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, I’m sure you must have seen pictures of my swatches of Born Pretty’s collection of chameleon magnetic polishes. There are 6 colors in this “Magnetic Aurora” series that span the spectrum from magenta pink, coppery bronze, teal, to purple, and they’re all gorgeous!
Each of these elegant boxes is wrapped in plastic wrap, and a label on the side of the box shows the item number and the name of the color.
The reverse side lists the ingredients, although this part of the packaging remains the same across all Born Pretty polishes.
What these polishes are known for are their multi-toned chameleon effect in addition to their reactivity to strong magnets. When magnets are applied over the wet polish, stunning 3D color shifts can be achieved. Please note that regular refrigerator magnets are not meant to be used with this set and will not work with these polishes. There are plenty of nail art magnet styles out there that you can purchase that are compatible with these lacquers, so there are a lot of design possibilities.
The brush included is soft and pliable and easy to use despite the small bottle size. There is only 6 mL of polish inside, which is roughly half the size of a bottle you would typically get at the drugstore. The formula however is very thin, and you will find that a bottle will last you a long time.
Born Pretty suggests that you apply a layer of their Magnetic Aurora polish over a black base to achieve the best results, so I used 2 coats of Aimeili’s 007 Blackpool and a cat eye magnet for the swatches below.
The magnet needs to be held over the layer of magnetic polish while it is still wet for at least 30 seconds to achieve the desired pattern. What I noticed is that the traditional cat eye line starts to scatter and soften as the polish dries further, so it doesn’t look like a fine line anymore. This is where a gel polish formula has an advantage as you can cure your nails right away to set the pattern into place. It’s not really practical to be able to hold a magnet perfectly still until this regular polish dries, even though it does dry quickly compared to other lacquers.
You will however be able to see 2 different colors emerge as a result of the magnetic force. This pattern will appear to shift places across your nail as you move your fingers in the light, creating a 3D galaxy effect.
With the swatches positioned as above, you can see that there are definitely similarities between the left and right column shades. Here is my takeaway for the color shifts of each polish.
BP-MA01 Astral Realm– Magenta to green gold.
BP-MA02 Lightning– Reddish brown to green gold.
BP-MA03 The Gravity/The Summit– Elements of green, blue, purple, and magenta, but mostly teal to magenta.
BP-MA04 Greenland Night/Night Imply– Deep purple to maroon with a slight teal shimmer.
BP-MA05 Fairbanks Arts/An Art– Coppery bronze to yellow green. It’s a little lighter than Lightning.
BP-MA06 Aurora Borealis– Green, teal, blue, and purple shades, but mostly teal and purple.
I think these polishes are all stunning, and I’m so happy that I own all the colors now! I even ordered other magnets to be able to take advantage of these polishes some more. The chameleon effect is stunning, and people will be mesmerized by your nails when you wear this polish. I highly recommend this set, but just be sure to buy a proper magnet along with it!
Diamond rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ (5/5)
If you are interested in purchasing this magnetic polish set (retail price is $24.99 USD), the link for the item is below.
This set is also available at Born Pretty’s website, but it actually costs a little more (retail price is $26.49 USD). Although global shipping is always free, it will take considerably longer to receive your package from them compared to Amazon if you live in the United States, but this may be a better option if you live in a different country.
Use code RSSPX31 to save 10% off regular priced items on the Born Pretty website! Happy polishing!
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