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Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer

What it is:A superior polish with an unprecedented finish and the shine of 30 coats of lacquer. What it does: Get smitten with this fresh take on nail enamel. Inspired by Marc’s highly lacquered coffee table, Enamored Hi-Shine Lacquer is formulated with patented bonding agents that deliver a plasticized, wet look, while the color-rich creams and fine glitters ensure vivid, chip-resistant wear. Choose from a vast array of shades inspired by Marc’s favorite movies. What else you need to know: The custom, curve-hugging brush optimizes application and the curvature of the bottle resembles a smile. Each shade is 3-Free: formulated without toluene, formaldehyde, and DBP.
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Questions & Answers for Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer

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If this polish wore well for you, what else do you do and use for your manicure?
The reviews I read seemed to be mixed on this polish with regards to how it wears. If it wears well for you... do you have a particular way you do your manicure? What products did you use along with the polish? I think information like this really makes all the difference. Thank you for sharing!
asked 10 months ago
cameronrae
(Southeastern MI)
on Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer
11 answers
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answer 1
This is wearing well for me. I filed buffed my nails, used seche vite base coat, three coats of polish (ultraviolet colour) and butter london top coat. It is lasting longer than my last salon mani!
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
mrsanon
answer 2
I had just a regular normal manicure done, base coat (found out the hard way with another brand that the dark colors will stain your nails if you don't use it) 2 coats of polish and a top coat. I think I let them really dry for 10 minutes and was off and running . And seriously, very little chipping after 2 weeks
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
linda9861
(Miami, FL)
answer 3
I use a base coat first. Then I do the three-stroke method, wait for it to dry, add a second coat, and add a topcoat. Without a base and topcoat, this polish chips really easily, but it lasts for about four days with this method :)
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
RubyKaufmann
(New Jersey)
answer 4
It did not wear well, less than two days before it chipped; no top coat, yrs on the base coat. I do use opi, China glaze, butter London, and zoya. Even some sinful colors, all last longer than this very over priced but beautifully colored polish.
answered 6 months ago
coacht
(Los Angeles, ca)
answer 5
Unfortunately, polish wear is subject to personal body chemistry. What chips for one person may wear like iron on another. I got amazing wear from my MJ. What I used: Essie Feed Me basecoat (sadly discontinued) and Essie Good to Go quick dry topcoat. Hope that's helpful!
answered 7 months ago
EAVB
(Richmond, VA)
answer 6
I honestly feel the Marc Jacobs polish wears best on its own with no base or top coat. I tried a couple different kinds of base coats and top coats and nothing wore as well as the polish did on its own.
answered 7 months ago
MerryMerricat
(Edmonton, AB)
answer 7
I've had great luck with all three of the colors I've bought in this line. I've gotten a week of wear out of each but I tend to get pretty good wear out of most polishes. My routine is to wash my hands/nails with regular liquid soap. I use a nail brush to make sure I get all of the unseen oils, dirt, etc... Dry with a paper towel - again, I don't want anything to transfer onto my clean nails. And then I swipe an alcohol pad across each of my nails. (I always use cuticle oil on my nails after I remove polish so no worries about it being too drying.) For a base coat I've used a couple of different ones with this polish. I've used Beauty Secrets moisturizing base coat, which is very inexpensive, but one that's given me good results. The other I've used is ORLY bonder base coat. It's a inexpensive sticky base coat option that has worked well for me for years. The top coat I always use is Seche Vite. I like it because it's fast-drying. With some brands it can cause some shrinkage if you don't run the brush along the top of your nails. With these polishes I didn't have any shrinking issues. I think that the key is just making sure you start with very clean nails and using base and top coats.
answered 8 months ago
krkillerqueen
(North Carolina)
answer 8
I start by using the Nails Inc. Base coat. Apply a thin layer of that and wait for it to dry. After that apply a thin layer of your desired color (I recommend Lola...it is gorgeous!) and once that is relatively dry, apply another layer (this time a bit thicker) over the first coat. Make sure to paint the top edges of the nails, as this will help immensely to stop chipping. Once that is fairly dry, I follow with the Nails Inc. Kensington Caviar Top Coat. Voila...perfect manicure! This lasted about 5 days without even the tiniest chip!

I wrote a review on it here:

http://www.beautydownsouth.com/?p=1518

Xoxo
answered 9 months ago
sccoop2
answer 9
Always use a base coat. I use sticky. As well as a good top coat. Don't go cheap on either.
answered 9 months ago
PrincessRaeRae
(Chicago, IL)
answer 10
I did use the Illamasqua base coat before layering my color from Marc Jacobs. It helps make the color last longer. I also used the Julep Gel top coat-which I swear by!! I Hope this helps
answered 10 months ago
cschirner
(Beaufort, SC)
answer 11
I use OPI base and top coat with all of my polishes. It keeps some of the polishes on but worked especially well with this product.
answered 10 months ago
lola23lm
(Hoboken, NJ)
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formaldehyde
it says online on the web description that it is formaldehyde free. I purchased petra and formaldehyde resin as the fifth ingredient. which is correct?
asked 10 months ago
jansters
(LA, CA)
on Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer
3 answers
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answer 1
Depends on the color. For example "glinda" is formaldehyde free, while others opaque ones are not
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
shurochka
answer 2
whatever it says on the actual product bottle and/or box is the correct one.
answered 7 months ago
Lorielle
(Toronto)
answer 3
Formaldehyde and formaldehyde resin aren't the same thing. Polishes that are 4-free are free of the resin.
answered 10 months ago
combatwombat
(Seattle)
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Color
I have been using OPI "Ruby Without A Cause" and love it. How close is this polish's ruby to it?
asked 1 month ago
evalynnh
(Tryon, NC)
on Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer
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