Morgan Taylor Rocketman: My Picks Swatch & Review

“And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time…” until I review another Morgan Taylor collection. Seriously, it’s been about two years since I last reviewed anything from them! Apparently I have a penchant for their film-inspired collections, because last time around I reviewed their Beauty and the Beast collection inspired by the live action film and this time the collection is inspired by the recent Elton John biopic (which I have not seen yet). This is a fun, bright collection for summer. I nabbed the teal, purple, and, the unique standout of the collection for me, the glitter! I found my bottles at Sally Beauty months ago, but I think they’re still around (probably online more than in-store) if you see anything you like today. Let’s take a look, shall we?

For all of today’s swatches, I used Ünt Ready for Takeoff base coat and Seche Vite as my top coat where noted.

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Morgan Taylor Just Me & My Piano, 2 coats plus top coat

First up we have this vibrant purple (Morgan Taylor just describes it as a “purple cream” – very helpful). It naturally dries to a satiny matte finish like a lot of neon-type shades do. I would not call this one a true neon, but it is definitely headed in that direction.

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Morgan Taylor Just Me & My Piano, 1 coat

Just Me & My Piano has a very smooth formula. When I first applied it, I thought it was going to be a OCW because it looked super opaque, but it really lightened up as it dried and revealed many lighter patches. It dries matte, like a lot of brighter colors tend to.

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Morgan Taylor Just Me & My Piano, 2 coats

Just Me & My Piano does get completely opaque in two coats. It dries a lot darker than it looks in the bottle, but brightens right up with a glossy top coat.

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Morgan Taylor Just Me & My Piano, 2 coats plus top coat in direct lighting

This is not the best photo, but it is more color accurate. Top coat really makes this shade pop.

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Morgan Taylor Sir Teal To You, 2 coats plus top coat

Next, and equally vibrant, we have Sir Teal To You, a “teal shimmer.” I could never figure out what color the shimmer was, exactly. It looked gold, silver, and teal depending on my lighting. It is a very fine shimmer and gives the polish more of a sheen than a contrasting flash. It looks amazing in this bright base!

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Morgan Taylor Sir Teal To You, 1 coat

Sir Teal To You has a very creamy formula. I was impressed with the opacity and even coverage I got with just one thin coat. There is still some visible nail line that needs to be covered, but the color is already bouncing of the nail!

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Morgan Taylor Sir Teal To You, 2 coats

Sir Teal To You is easily opaque in two coats, just like the first polish. All nail line has disappeared and everything looks smooth and even. The shimmer becomes more apparent with the second coat, but like I said, not super prominent.

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Morgan Taylor Sir Teal To You, 2 coats plus top coat in direct lighting

Even under direct lighting the shimmer is still shy. It adds a fun dimension to the polish, but I would think of this more as a cream-plus than an actual shimmer.

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Morgan Taylor Bedazzle Me, 2 coats plus top coat

Finally, we get to the whole reason why I became interested in this collection! Morgan Taylor dropped a hell of a glitter bomb in Bedazzle Me. We’re really finishing with a bang here. This polish has many different colors of microglitters with a few multi-colored larger glitters. I think there might be a few holographic microglitters in these, but it’s so rainbow-y that I am genuinely having a hard time telling.

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Morgan Taylor Bedazzle Me, 1 coat

Bedazzle Me is advertised as a topper. It is certainly sparse enough with one coat that you would be able to see a base color through it. However, I find the density of the larger glitters to be lacking. If I were to use this as a topper, I would want to get at least 4-6 of those per nail and I just did not achieve that. You can see the variety of colors best here at one coat!

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Morgan Taylor Bedazzle Me, 2 coats

I thought Bedazzle Me was going to take a few coats to build up, but I am actually really happy with how it looks in just two! I got a few more big glitters on the nail which definitely looks better. I cannot imagine anyone would need to sponge this on, it is dense enough that two to three coats should be solid. Obviously you are going to need a lot of top coat to smooth it out and probably a peel-off base coat to protect those cuticles and nails, but it is worth it! This is probably my all-time favorite polish from Morgan Taylor.

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Morgan Taylor Bedazzle Me, 2 coats plus top coat in direct lighting

I think you all know how I feel about this collection. The bright colors are fun and all, but Bedazzle Me is where it’s at. If you like glitter and bling, I don’t think you’re going to find a more fun polish. I have never seen a multicolored glitter quite like it. This is as close to getting a rainbow on your nails without a lot of holo as you are going to get!

What are some of your favorite glitters to wear on their own? Did you see anything you like from the Rocketman collection? Let me know!

xx, Ashley

I bought my bottles at Sally Beauty.

5 thoughts on “Morgan Taylor Rocketman: My Picks Swatch & Review”

  1. I was curious about the movie Rocketman until someone told me it’s more of a musical. I was expecting something more along the lines of Bohemian Rhapsody…

    That purple is BRIGHT and those kinds of shades are so difficult to photograph.

    The shade Bedazzle Me is so FUN. Who would have thought that polish came from a non-indie brand?
    I picked up a random glitter bomb polish from Urban Outfitters (“Night Moves”) which I’ve been wanting to wear BUT… 1) I need to find me a good peel off base coat (any recs?) and 2) I don’t know if I can pull it off for work. 😛

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    1. I did not realize it was musical-like either. Hmmm, weird.

      Yes, anything even slightly neon is a pain in the everywhere to photograph!

      Night Moves looks so fun and possibly neutral enough for the office? At least it isn’t bright green :]

      The only peel-off base coat I have tried thus far is the Ünt Ready for Takeoff base coat. I have not gotten great wear time with it (usually lasts about 24 hours before I get a bit peeling off one of my nails). I will qualify that with the fact that my apartment has no dishwasher, so I’m washing dishes every day. Without gloves. My nails take a beating :] I think I need to try applying it a little short of where I would apply polish and see if I can seal in the edges with polish/top coat. I hate removing glitter so much that I really want to make it work.

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      1. Hmm I would hope for a slightly longer wear time on a peel off base coat but I guess it makes sense. Although, I’m appalled that you wash your dishes without gloves! Why!?! I wear gloves for everything unless I’m actually washing my hands!

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      2. Haha, I just do not like the feeling of gloves! I do wear them for household cleaning, although they’re usually off about halfway through because I get annoyed/sweaty.

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