The M∙A∙C Frayed To Order Nail Lacquer from the M∙A∙C Jeanius Collection is quite a unique color. I wasn't initially drawn to the color but after swatching it in store I had to have it.
Frayed to Order - White matte with soft pink duochrome pearl
10 ml / 0.34 US fl oz
The color is just as described - a matte white with soft purple opalescent duochrome. What makes it interesting is that it dries to a matte no shine finish but there is a pearl iridescence that reflects in the light. If you add topcoat then the matte finish goes away and you will have an opaque opal color. I find this interesting and lovely since I was always a fan of the opal nail colors of the late 90's but wished I could get a more opaque color. And now I do.
But this nail color is not without flaw. It is a matte nail polish and as such the application is tricky since it dries so quickly. A easy trick to applying this nail color is to use a medium thickcoat to slow down the dry time. This way you can apply a full coat before the nail polish starts to set and clump. I did need 2-3 medium thick coats for a streak-free finish but I love the result.
Another great thing about this color is that it looks fantastic over a dark basecoat. As with duochrome eyeshadows, a dark base color will bring out the duochrome color and the nail polish will become a brilliant pink. This is a great effect if you want to bring out the uniqueness of the nail color.
M∙A∙C Frayed to Order (2-3 coats) topped with Seche Vite Fast Drying Top Coat
M∙A∙C Frayed to Order (alone) and over a dark blue nail color