MAC Surf Baby Ocean Dip

The weirdest thing happened to me with MAC Ocean Dip : you know how they say that a polish can pull different colors on different people... Well, I've never noticed it so obviously before or at least just with mannequin shades.
Ocean Dip seemed to have a very strong blue tint but on me the green is so strong that I can barely call it turquoise. I decided to do something I've never done : post two sets of swatches, before and after color correction. Before pics are what my camera captured and are closer to all the swatches I've seen online, after pics are what I "think" I see in real life ;-)

MAC Ocean Dip
before color correction

MAC Ocean Dip
before color correction

MAC Ocean Dip
after color correction

MAC Ocean Dip
after color correction
In terms of formula Ocean Dip was pretty decent, it slided on the nail and dried quickly but needed 3 coats. No big deal though, I can do 3 coats if they're not streaky and dry fast.


Overall :
I really like Ocean Dip but I'm puzzled by how it looks on me, I guess it's a good thing I also like greens.

Has this ever happened to you too? Or maybe you own this polish and then I'd be curious to know if it actually looks turquoise on you.

10 comments:

  1. I adore your nails and swatches! so beautiful!

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  2. Oh wow, this is such a beautiful colour! Both before and after colour correction!
    xx

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  3. Hmmm... Does it look turquoise in the bottle? I've definitely taken home a few polishes that I have seen online (mostly greens and blues) that don't look similar to the photos when I try them on.

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  4. Wow, insane colour difference!!

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  5. :O Whoa! It looks so different on you Sam!
    My bottle of Ocean Dip is definitely a turquoise and also on the nails it's turquoise. :O

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  6. Wouaaaa le moins qu'on puisse dire c'est qu'il p├Ęte bien celui-ci ^^

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  7. It reminds me Four Leaf Clover from China Glaze after color correction but I like it!

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  8. I love this colour so much! Mine is more similar to the before pics, even in real life :)

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  9. i have the same with china glaze custom kicks! totally blueish/turquoise-ish in the bottle and totally green on my nails and in certain lighting

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