Hi everyone! Today I have the most difficult polish to capture on photo ever created, or MAC Rain of Flowers, to show you. I bought this polish ages and ages ago, right when I started collecting nail polish, and was blown away by the beauty in the bottle. When I tried to take photos of it, however, it looked black. Ever since then I always thought I failed so hard at capturing this polish because my photography skills weren’t spectacular, and now that I’ve been doing this for quite some time I thought I’d give it another try.
It turns out that it wasn’t really my photography skills, but the actual polish. In the bottle, you can see the purple base and plenty of the blue and pink glass flecks, but on the nail, it just falls flat. I did my best when editing the photos to bring out the true colors on the nail as well, but yeah… I’m not happy with the results, let’s leave it at that.
Rain of Flowers has a fairly dense, dark purple base, loaded with shimmery glass flecks that have a hard time peeping through the base. To try and solve this, I added a small amount of clear polish, and it seemed to work a little. Now you can at least see these elusive flakes with your own eyes, and don’t have to just take my word for it.
Application was a bit so and so, it still takes about three coats to even it out. Cleanup can be a bit of a nightmare, too, since the base is so pigmented it tends to stain quite a bit. What you see in these photos are three coats and topcoat, carefully neatened up. I really wish more of the purple could show up in these photos, but my skin would look waxy white if I added more saturation to them. Regardless, it is a stunning polish, but maybe better admired in its bottle, actually.