Morning everyone! I worked on comparison posts this week with unicorn pee polishes – so called because the pigment used to make them is so rare. Today I have one of the newest on the market: ILNP The Magician to go up against a similar polish, Baroness X Sir Cockicorn [previously swatched].
Let’s first take a look at the polishes in the bottle. They seem very similar just by looking at them. The Magician seems a bit more pale though.
I’ve used 1 coat of each plus top coat over essie bell-bottom blues. The Magician is on my index and ring fingers, Sir Cockicorn is on my middle and pinky fingers.
To my eye, it seems as though the particles in The Magician are more tightly packed that they are in Sir Cockicorn.
Having more tightly packed particles gives the illusion that the shift is stronger in The Magician, though I don’t believe that to be the case. Sir Cockicorn also has teeny sparkles (which you can see in the Baroness X bottle photo above). There is supposed to be added glitters but honestly I don’t really notice the glitters on the nail at all. Unless the sparkles are the glitters? They are so small though.
Now that I have both, would I buy The Magician again? In all honestly, probably not. I know that a lot of us that are nail polish
hoarders collectors will want ALL.THE.UNICORN.PEE polishes, but in this instance, I don’t think it’s necessary.
Stay tuned because I will have two more unicorn pee comparison posts coming – hopefully in the coming two weeks. Let me know what you think of this post in the comments – I hope it was helpful!