Makeup Academy Nail Quake Crackle Glitter Review

 Makeup Academy loves glitter, especially on the nails. This UK beauty brand's love for glitter inspired them to expand their Nail Quake line of crackle polishes to include two glitter shades; Copper and Green, I have the latter. Makeup Academy describes their Glitter Nail Quakes  as "our classic Nail Quake now comes in a new format and that is of pure, gorgeous, sparkly, blingtastic glitter". I received my bottle of glitter polish in a swap with my English best friend Rae. Each bottle contains 10ml and retails for £3 ($4.50). This nail lacquer was made in the UK. Makeup Academy does not test on animals. Makeup Academy products can be bought at Superdrug, as well as through the brand's website, which ships internationally for a reasonable rate.
Makeup Academy's Nail Quakes come in short, round, chubby glass bottles topped with a black plastic cap. A clear label wraps around the bottle. The Makeup Academy logo and product name can be found ont he front of the label; directions and an ingredient list can be found on the back. Makeup Academy's Nail Quake brush is long and flat, getting wider near the tip. The brush has one or two splayed bristles, but nothing major. The brush is absolutely loaded with polish and needs to be scraped off on the side carefully. A brush piled with product isn't conducive to applying crackle polish correctly. 
 Makeup Academy's Nail Quake Crackle Glitter is a very thick polish, so thick that I can turn the bottle over and leave it that way and product won't pour out. I initally thought it was dried out, but no. Despite the thick formula Nail Quake applies thinly, which is a good thing for crackle polishes. This polish cracks nicely, creating a unique pattern of thin and wide cracks on each nail. This nail lacquer dries very quickly. Wear depends on the polish Nail Quake is applied over, but this layering polish doesn't affect the wear of lacquers its worn over.
 The green shade of  Makeup Academy's Nail Quake Glitter Crackle is really pretty. A deep jewel toned green with a few brighter flecks mixed throughout it. This polish dries down to be a matte glitter, which is far from my favorite finish. Its hard for me to find a good shade to pair Makeup Academy's green glitter with. On my nail wheel it looked cool over white, but it ended up looking kinda gross on my less than pefect nails. I like to layer this green glitter crackle over mint or yellow polishes.
If you're still in to crackle polishes, or are looking for a new way to add a little sparkle to your mnaicure, you might like Makeup Academy's Nail Quake Glitter Crackle. It's not a polish I reach for very often, but the quality is good and the color is pretty. If you live in the UK, check this polish out if it sounds like something you'd like, but I don't recommend my American readers to go out of their way to get their hands on it, I'm sure a dupe can be found here in the states. 

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