Today I have MAC Grey Friday to show you. I picked this up recently at the Cosmetics Company Outlet. If you don't know, it's an outlet store that I think mainly sells Estee Lauder company products at a discount. They usually have leftovers from seasonal collections and limited lines. I like this one because they carry MAC and sometimes you can find some fun gems. There were only a couple of polishes that I really liked and Grey Friday was one of them. I don't really know how to describe the finish. I think the closest thing would be a foil though it's not shiny. It actually dries to more of a satin finish. Grey Friday has a really cool brushed metal sort of look that reminds me of the OPI suedes or the Orly metals collection that came out a few years ago. This isn't as matte as a suede finish but it has the same look. It was extremely pigmented and I used 2 easy coats below, no top coat.
So a funny thing happened while I was wearing this. Originally I put top coat on it but, when I did, it seemed to do something weird to the finish. It seemed to move the silver pigment around and the finish got kind of weird. I am not sure if it's because I didn't wait long enough for it to try or if it's just some weird quirk of the polish. But I ended up putting an extra coat of polish on top of the top coat to get back the original finish. I took a picture of my thumb below where you can kind of see how the top coat affected it. Weird, right?
I think Grey Friday was a pretty limited release. Most of my searches came up with the Grey Friday lipstick that went along with this. I am really happy with this polish though. It's pretty unique in my collection. It does remind me a lot of Orly Iron Butterfly so I may have to pull that out to compare someday.
Does anyone else love hitting up the beauty outlets? I wish I lived closer to one because I'd go all the time. Well maybe it's better that I don't then. :) Have a great weekend!