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  • Writer's pictureKatie Dolatowski

Mooncat Once Upon a Fairytale Collection & Swatches!

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Good morning friends! Today we are going to take a look at the delicate and very fairy-like collection of Mooncat's latest brain genuis, Once Upon a Fairytale.

The collection features 5 shades at $64 for the bundle, or $14-15 individually. If you purchase the bundle, shipping is free above $48, so you don't have to pay for that!

Let's dive in.

Should I start with my least favorite or my favorite? Decisions, decisions...

We'll start with the shade "Moonfairy," which has the most amazing name but, to me personally, the most underwhelming formula.

Don't get me wrong- it looks gorgeous in the bottle. But after three coats I was left underwhelmed and annoyed that this single bottle along costs $14. I don't feel the product in the bottle is worth $14, maybe $7.

I couldn't capture this well in the sunlight, and it looks dull in the shade, and then I realized that the best way to wear this one is with a fun unicorn or holographic topper.

The base color is beautiful, however, I just wish they had done something more there.

The next purple-based shade in the collection is the only one that is $15 instead of $14. It's the shade "Into the Wishing Well," and it has a gorgeous pink reflect that is so gentle in the sun.

It's still pricey at $15, however I really do feel it could look beautiful on any skin tone. It's opaque in three thin coats.

The third purple is the darkest, named "Firefly Forest." I really, really like this one!

Typically, I am not a dark nails kind of gal, but the aque flakies added to this formula really compliment the deep purple well. While it could be opaque in two standard coats, I again prefer three thin ones.

The blue in the collection is STUNNING, and Mooncat has really been knocking it out of the park with the blues lately.

It's called "If Frogs Had Wings," and it features not only shimmer, but a strong pink shift and yellow-green iridescent flakie add-ins. This shade has so much going on yet looks very gentle at the same time!

Again, I would say three thin coats and you are good!

And lastly we have the soft "A Midsummer's Dream." This is the second least impressive as far as formula goes, and it took me four coats to get it to be opaque enough to satisfy me. It doesn't state on the website (from what I saw) that it's supposed to be sheer, so that is a bummer given it's $14. However, if you are patient enough to do the four coats and a quick-dry top coat, it is stunning in the sunlight.

What are your thoughts? Have you bought this collection?


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