So I’m sure you’ve all seen it on the rounds of various blog posts the past few months as did I, but eventually I gave in and purchased Max Factor’s Fantasy Fire, an apparent dupe for a Clarins polish.
I can’t comment on how much of a dupe it is because I haven’t seen the Clarins one, but I was drawn to the amazing effects it has.
I will warn you now, this is a very photo heavy post as it’s so lovely/hard to photograph that I took way too many!
The polish itself is a purple jelly type polish with a metallic effect, its not quite glittery but has a gorgeous shimmer all the way through it.
It is shown above without flash, and below with a flash to give you an idea of the colour.
It was hard to photograph accurately as even though the colour is a purple jelly, the metallic effect is produced by a number of different coloured particles ranging from gold, orange, red and pink, hence the name ‘Fantasy Fire’
I am such a sucker for a good name and this one hits all the right spots!
Fantasy and dream world plus dangerous fire?! All wrapped up to produce a beautifully shimmery lacquer?! What’s not to love!
You can see a whole load of shimmer in the photo above and below, I am in love with this colour!
Click for an enlarged version of the photo below and you can see it even better.
The only problems I have found with this is firstly you need a good 3/4 coats to get an even and vivid enough colour which as we all know is arduous and eventually costs more.
Secondly, the pot (whilst only £3.99 normally, £2.99 in superdrug right now!) is tiny, and although it’s cheap you don’t get a lot of product and it can be harder to paint your nails with the smaller pot in your hand.
That being said, for a night when I have the time to do 6 coats of polish and somewhere to wear it to, this baby will be coming out a lot!
If the bottle finishes as quickly as I imagine it would I would still buy this again, although I would rather a larger version (in an ideal world eh?)
Have you bought Fantasy Fire? What did you think of it? Have you found a similar colour elsewhere?
Any other Max Factor varnishes you’ve used and loved?