MUA Nail Quake Shatter Polish Swatches: Jailbreak, Shattered Ice, Broken Arrow

Monday, August 15, 2011

Superdrug MUA has come out with a whole range of colours for their new Shatter Polishes! As a huge shatter fan, I'm so excited. They have not one, not two, not three, but SIX colours of shatter polish! How exciting is that!

I'm featuring three of the shatter polishes today, and three more the next time. There's just so much shatter goodness that it simply won't fit into one post!

Here is a closer look at the MUA Shatter Polishes below. There is a shimmery deep royal purple, Broken Arrow, a silver, Shattered Ice, and a black, Jailbreak. These come in tiny little bottles that are slightly smaller than your average nail polish bottle - think along the lines of the Rimmel 60 Second Nail Polish range, and you've got the size about right. Still, for the affordable price, these still make good value for money.

MUA Shatter Polishes

First up, let's look at Jailbreak, the black. This is just plain, pure black - not very interesting as far as colour goes, and of course black shatter polish has been done by a gazillion brands. The good thing about MUA's Jailbreak, though, is that it's not thick or goopy in texture. It's actually very thin and fluid, and thus has a tendency to crack into finer, thinner pieces, although you could layer it on more thickly for bigger shatter pieces. I quite like this - it has the visual effect of looking shredded into thin, long pieces, rather than crackling into big fat chunks.

MUA Shatter Polish Jailbreak

Next, we have Shattered Ice. Like Jailbreak, Shattered Ice is also a colour that
other brands have done before. But unlike other shatter polishes I've seen before, Shattered Ice also has a very thin, fluid texture that makes it easier to apply than some of the thicker types. This one doesn't "shred" as much as Jailbreak, but if applied thinly it would produce a similar effect. I quite like Shattered Ice, the silver finish is really cool and it twinkles a little in the sun.

MUA Shatter Polish Shattered Ice

Last, but not least, we have Broken Arrow. I'm not sure why the polish is called Broken Arrow - to me, that gorgeous shade of shimmery royal purple doesn't resemble an arrow or anything being broken, but it's a lovely shade all the same. Like the other shatter polishes, the texture of Broken Arrow is also thin, fluid, and easy to apply, and the polish also shatters vertically, giving it the same shredded effect. I really love Broken Arrow, and out of all of today's shades, this is probably my favourite, simply because I love purple.

MUA Shatter Polish Broken Arrow

For the price of the MUA Shatter Polishes, I've got to admit I'm very impressed by the quality. If you're looking for a range of shatter polishes that is easy to apply, come in a variety of colours, and is of good quaity, these are definitely worth looking at. These colours are so value for money, there's nothing stopping you from getting one of every colour!

(Product was sent for review. Review is my complete and honest opinion. I am not affiliated with/compensated by the company.)


  1. iv been meaning to try these out!
    they swatch really pretty
    BreezeyBee Blog

  2. These look very promising. I'm lazy and keep hearing about how crackle polishes are hard to apply and it didn't feel like it was worth my time. Maybe I should invest in these.

  3. These crackle very nicely! :) Will need to try them out :) Thanks for sharing!


  4. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to see the next 3 shades :)

  5. I've got Model's Own Purple Smash Up on my nails today and I love it! :D

  6. I saw some of your posts and you are very creative when it comes to make-up! My jaws dropped couple of times! :)

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    hugs and kisses by Mani.

  7. shattered ice is enough, but o m g, broken arrow steals the show here: wow!
    @tsunimee x

  8. all of them look just wonderful


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