Although I have a bunch of Misa nail polishes in my stash, it dawned on me that I hadn’t swatched and reviewed one on here.
Back when I first started collecting nail polish more seriously (in 2008), I used to buy Misa polishes a lot. (Haven’t bought one in a long time…ever since I saw the unnecessarily sexual promo picture for their I’m Only Human Collection.)
Today I bring you Misa Girls’ Night Out! Believe it or not, this is the first time I’ve worn it in all these years.
I got it because on other people, it looked like a bright purple. But, as you can see, on me it’s actually a berry-toned pink. Pretty, but not a colour I wear often because it usually doesn’t do anything for me. Love the super-shininess of it, though!
Please bear with me. The sun didn’t come out the entire time I wore this, so I can only really show you pictures in dim natural lighting (which makes my photos grainy) and with flash (which makes the colours look brighter than in real life).
Misa Girls’ Night Out Pictures
Misa Girls’ Night Out Swatches
All swatches have:
Claim: BUSTED, but Product: TRUSTED!
X Neon purple
- Name: Misa Girls’ Night Out
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 oz.)
- What I Paid: Approximately $3 USD (Bought this years ago, so I can’t remember the exact price. Sorry!)
- Where to Buy: Trans Design, Nailsupplies & select beauty-supply stores
Misa Girls’ Night Out Review
In the bottle, it looks like a bright purple. They say it’s ‘neon’, but all the ‘neon purples’ never look neon to me, just bright. It’s nowhere near as blinding as something like China Glaze Kiwi Cool-Ada or Essie Funky Limelight!
I bought this because I wanted a vivid purple. Instead, I got a berry-toned pink! I’m not crazy about pinks in general – most make my hands look dirty. But this is a saturated pink that I can wear.
I’ve seen some swatches online where other beauty bloggers have worn it and it looks more purple, so maybe they have a different undertone than I do. (I’m not really good at determining undertones, which is obvious…haha, since I can’t figure out how to wear pink polish!)
Despite the colour being a disappointment, the finish was a pleasant surprise! Normally polishes that are promoted as being neon tend to go on very sheer and dry to a matte finish prior to applying a top coat. This baby didn’t dry matte, and it also didn’t dry super shiny – somewhere in between.
The cool thing is that this polish has a jelly-ish finish! It doesn’t dry super-shiny, but when you put on a top coat, you’ll see that it seems to have more depth than a flat creme polish. It was so ridiculously shiny that I could literally see my reflection very clearly on my nails! Crazzzzzzyyy! If I wanted to apply lipgloss, I swear I could use the reflection on my fingernails to aid me!
Application & Formula
The best surprise of all, though, was that the formula is absolutely perfect! This is what all polishes should be like. It’s smooth like butter! It flows onto the nail exactly where you want it to. And it’s fairly opaque in just 2 coats, which is rare for a neon. (I say ‘fairly opaque’ because you can still see a bit of Visible Nail Line since this is a bit jellyish.)
Out of all the polishes that I’ve showed you on Swatch And Learn, I’d have to say that this one has the best formula. That is really saying something! Whatever Misa Cosmetics did, they knocked it out of the park! (Now if only they could’ve made this purple like they advertised…hehe!)
I didn’t see the ingredients listed on the bottle, so unfortunately I can’t share this information with you. This time it’s not because the etailer removed the label (like they do now). I think Misa polishes just don’t show the ingredients. Please leave a comment and correct me if I’m wrong.
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
This polish would’ve received a perfect score if it was actually a neon purple instead of a berry pink. Colour aside, this polish was a dream to work with! I wish all polishes could apply so easily like this did.
Have you ever bought a polish, tried it on, and were disappointed that it wasn’t what you expected? What polish have you tried that had the best application? Do you like jelly polishes?