Review: Megan Miller Velvet Lounge
Weeks, maybe months, ago, Mei Mei of Mei Mei’s Signatures started hinting that she would be bringing in a new brand that will blow us away. Finally, a couple of weeks ago, the mystery was unveiled – the Megan Miller Collection.
If, like me, you had never heard of this nail polish brand, that’s because there really isn’t much information about it online. As such, I was really excited when Mei Mei said she would like to send me a bottle for review! Even better, she kindly obliged when I asked to review Velvet Lounge, a vampy dark purple creme.
The Megan Miller Collection is a Big 3-free line of nail polish from the USA. Currently, they only have ten colours, and I’ve only seen swatches of three of them. Mei Mei herself added one on Roja, a red creme, just about a week ago.
The Collection started as “a vision of a rustic, natural elegance which utilizes the finest materials to provide that experience”. The rustic and natural elements are evident in the bottle design.
As you can see, the bottle has a cute round base and a cork top. Yup, cork. Each piece is individually cut to specifications. That, along with the hand-tied raffia on the bottle neck, means that every single bottle is unique. The bottle makes me think of a bottle of olive oil infused with herbs.
The company logo is a peacock feather. This is printed on the glass as well as on the cork top.
And I’m sure you’ll be curious about whether the cork is pushed into the bottle, like a bottle of wine. Well, for nail polish, that wouldn’t be very practical, would it? Instead, the cork is really the outer casing for a plastic screw top that holds the brush.
The brush is a decent size. Not the pro-wide brush you find in some brands, but still one that is easy to use.
In terms of formula, it was on the thin side, which I prefer for such dark colours. It is much easier to build up with thin polish than get thick polish that plonks itself down all over the nail and surrounding skin.
The colour is a very dark red-toned aubergine purple. I got a smooth, shiny, and opaque finish with just two coats. I did not use a top coat for the photos.
I swatched this at late at night so all the photos are with indoor lighting and flash.
I wanted to do a photo with the peacock feather on the cork top. Quite tricky trying to position my fingers and take a decent photo. This is slightly blurred but is close to what I had intended.
Mei Mei’s Signatures currently sells the Megan Miller Collection at S$20 each. There is a special price of S$180 if you purchase all 10 colours together. She does ship internationally too. You can also purchase the polish direct from the Megan Miller site.
[This product was provided to me for review by Mei Mei's Signatures.]