Sunday, March 19, 2017

El Corazón ~ m&s-164

El Corazón ~ m&s-164
Magenta packed with shimmer, silk effect

M&S-164 is from El Corazón’s Matte&Shine series. Before I actually bought some of the polishes I didn’t quite understand how a polish could be both matte and shiny. But these polishes can. They dry up to a silky smooth finish and the shimmer makes them shine. So yes, they are indeed both matte and shiny.

The formula is really good. I remember these as being tricky to apply because they dry super fast. But either this colour is different or my application skills has improved since then :D Either way the coverage is really good and you could easily get away with one coat. I used two because that is why I prefer.
The drying time is super fast.

Here’s what two coats and no topcoat look like:

I think this polish is super beautiful.

I applied a layer of Out the Door’s Northern Lights, a holo glitter topcoat, and then I stamped on it. I found my motiv on the stamping plate UR Beautiful-14 and I stamped with a deep purple polish from Pure Ice called Last Chance. I sealed the whole thing up with a layer of Moyra’s stamping topcoat.

Here’s my final mani:

And here are the polishes and the stamping plate I used.

I actually expected the Pure Ice polish to be way more visible on the El Corazón. But having said that: I like subtle stamping. How about you?

Number of coats: 2, but you can get away with 1
Drying time: Super fast
Finish: Matte shimmer
Overall impression: Great polish, great colour, I love it
Buy again: Yes  


  1. I have a very similar one and love it :)

  2. I have a very similar one and love it :)

  3. I love the fact that they are both matte and shiny! Great color!

    1. That fact amazes me too! How is it even possible :)

  4. Oh wow this is gorgeous and I like your mani :-D