Marc Jacobs Gatsby is a very metallic champagne pink. Spectacular. It looks like metal. I kid you not.
Gatsby is quite mesmerising on the nail. It’s one of those chameleon type of colours. The serious metallic finish and the champagne sometimes and other times it looking pink, makes it a winner.
In the bottle the colour is very champagne looking and then when you tilt the bottle the more pink tones come through. It looks nice in the bottle but doesn’t scream special or swoon worthy.
On the nail it is really metallic and pretty. The swatches are two coats of colour no top coat or base coat. The application was flawless with no visible brush strokes, something that you might expect with something this metallic.
I wore Gatsby to work as my NOTW and received many a compliment. On the downside Gatsby is a very fragile polish and is prone to scuffs. I know that sounds crazy, but I did something uncoordinated (those that know me are probably laughing since that is a common thing for me to do) and bumped my nails and it left a greyish streak down the nail. This didn’t come off. I applied Gatsby with a basecoat and top coat (so did the usual application for long term wear that is basecoat, two coats of Gatsby and one coat of top coat) and found that the scuffs over the course of a few days made this look pretty dinged up and ugly. Almost dirty. I decided after day 4 that it had to come off, even though there were no chips. I haven’t read anyone else make that comparison or review of this polish (because most reviews appear to be swatches rather than nail polish reviews after a few days of wear), but it might be something to consider if you are on the fence about this polish and need a reason to (or not to) pull the trigger.
Disclaimer: Mr Swatchfest procured Gatsby from the Marc Jacobs website