Recently MAC Cosmetics launched a new line of nail polishes for 2012 and one of the 31 released core colors is Sparks on Screen. Because MAC Sparks on Screen is online exclusive to MAC’s online shops and also because there were no nail swatches available yet my order of Sparks on Screen was quite thrilling.
I had only a vague idea what to expect. A red glitter yes but what kind of glitter would it be? Now that Sparks on Screen and also Flaming Rose arrived yesterday I am glad that I purchased both.
Guessing from the pictures I saw of Sparks on Screen on official nail wheels I knew that the surface would be pretty rough so I decided to layer Sparks on Screen. I was curious to see not only how it looks over red but also over black so I layered it over MAC Flaming Rose – next to Sparks on Screen also a new and not repromoted color – and over a black cream as an accent nail.
MAC Sparks on Screen has a slightly red tinted base and is full of square shaped red microglitter and also medium sized holographic hex glitter. The holo glitter is light pink instead of silver in angles the holographic effect doesn’t show up.
In the past MAC wasn’t known for the quality of their nail polishes in general or for the diversity of their old core nail polishes. Many gorgeous colors came out with limited editions like Peppermint Patti or Seasonal Peach but the core assortment of nail polishes was neglected – until now. I am glad that a few former limited edition colors made it core now like Mean & Green, Formidable or Morange together with new colors like Sparks on Screen and Flaming Rose.
The application of both Flaming Rose and Sparks on Screen was a bliss. I am looking forward to wear Flaming Rose on its own too. It is such a gorgeous bright red cream. The only negative thing I can say about Sparks on Screen is that it is a top coat eater. I am wearing three coats of Essie Good To Go in the pictures so a thicker top coat than Good To Go or a coat of Gelous under the top coat would be even better.
I must say though that I think for the nail polish itself it is sad that Sparks on Screen is a MAC online exclusive. The color drop itself won’t encourage customers who haven’t seen swatches online to purchase it and I am afraid that this could sooner or later lead to it being discontinued. It wouldn’t hurt to release it in stores and at counters too so that customers can see this sparkly glitter in person.
Do you have purchased any of the new MAC nail polishes yet?
Thanks for looking and have a great week! ♥