Morgan Taylor Going Native, 3 coats plus Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip
Remember when I did that post about the Morgan Taylor Beauty and the Beast polishes? You would think that after doing all that swatching, Morgan Taylor would no longer be eligible for a first impressions post, but I had not worn a full Morgan Taylor mani until I put on the beautiful, soft teal lusciousness that is Going Native. This is one of my new favorite colors ever, despite the formula not quite being what I was expecting.
Morgan Taylor Going Native, 1 coat
Morgan Taylor describes Going Native as a “sea green cream.” I don’t think I agree with a single word of that description, but it definitely has a tropical vibe so at least they got that vibe down. To my eyes, this is a very light teal, a color that is between the realms of green and blue. The formula is more crelly-like, surprising for a color that looks so rich in the bottle. It is an easy polish to apply, but looks so watery and streaky on the first coat.
Morgan Taylor Going Native, 2 coats
The second coat deepens and smooths out the color considerably from the first coat, but there are still a few lighter spots and it is definitely still sheer. Lots of vnl going on here.
Morgan Taylor Going Native, 3 coats
This is pretty much as good as it gets. Going Native is still a tad more sheer than I would prefer, you can see my nail line if you squint and/or see my nails close-up under bright lights. This whole blogging thing distorts your view of opacity a little, the camera and lights can see what the eye would not normally. Going Native self-leveled splendidly and it is very shiny on its own.
Based on my, err, “love” of the formula, you might expect I am disappointed with this polish. While I do wish it had just been a simple cream formula, I am head-over-heels in love with this color! It has this dusty quality to it and it is just one drop of green away from not being in the teal/turquoise family. I do not have any other color like and I loved wearing on my nails! To me, the sub-par formula is worth this gorgeous color in the end!. It is going on my favorites list.
Have you tried any Morgan Taylors? Any favorites? What polishes do you love despite formulas that are perhaps not the best?