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I got L.A. Girl Metal Deep Sea Mica during one of my Cherry Culture hauls. My shopping bag was already brimming with goodies (this was right after I gotz paid), but I decided to shop around some more. Not a very smart choice. I think I ended up with about 50% more stuff in my shopping bag because of that decision.
Deep Sea Mica was one of those last-minute buys that I’m glad I made. I love this color. I don’t think it should be in the L.A. Girl Metal Collection though, seeing as there’s nothing metallic about the color. But I don’t care! I don’t care! I don’t care! I love this beautiful shade! Esp. since I don’t already have a color like this in my collection.
L.A. Girl Metal Deep Sea Mica Swatches & Pictures
~*~ 3 Coats Without a Top Coat in Flash *~*
~*~ 3 Coats Without a Top Coat in Natural Light *~*
- √ Lustrous finish
√ Wearable color
- Name: L.A. Girl Metal Deep Sea Mica
- Amount: 0.47 fl. oz. or 14ml
- What I Paid:$2.24 USD (20% off; retails for $2.80)
- Price Per Unit: $4.77/fl. oz. or $0.16/ml
- Other L.A. Girl Metal Colors Available: Sterling Silver, Gold Plated, Pink Steel, Chromium Green, Brass, Millennium, Iron Red, Bronze Medal, Alkaline Blue, Copper Alloy, Antique Gold, Graphite, Obsidian, Trilogy, Metallic Olive
- Where to Buy: L.A. Girl website, Cherry Culture, nail salons, some Forever 21 stores
LA Girl Deep Sea Mica Review
LA Girl Deep Sea Mica is a dark teal shade that looks bluish green or greenish blue, depending on the light. There is a very subtle shimmer to it that gives it such depth. It really does look like you’re staring into a deep ocean.
Ultra smooth. I was surprised as how nicely L.A. Girl Deep Sea Mica dries. It’s so even on the nail, and even though it’s not super high gloss that you’d need deflectors, it’s still shiny enough without a top coat.
Much more liquidy than what I’m used to. I was surprised because LA Girl Millennium has a much thicker and richer consistency. LA Girl Metal Deep Sea Mica, on the other hand, is so watery that it drips easily off the brush end.
Sheer. First coat barely shows any color. Second coat is a bit better, but you can still see through to the nail. The third coat of L.A. Girl Deep Sea Mica finally gave me the rich teal shade that I really like. If you’re not careful with your application, you might even need a fourth coat. Again, very surprised at this because Millennium is almost a one-coater!
I like this shade, but I wouldn’t call it super unique. If you have rich blue-greens already in your collection, this can be a skip. Don’t have one? Grab it! Grab it! It’s such a great deal.
Final Verdict: 8.5/10
OK, so I don’t like the consistency and sheerness of it, but I really enjoy this shade. Application wasn’t hard because of these two cons, so I’m going to reward LA Girl Deep Sea Mica with a high-ish score!
What do you think of an 8.5 for this color? Do you already own deep teals by another brand?