I feel like I picked up these Maybelline Color Show nail polishes whilst they were on offer, but I can’t remember – that’s really bad isn’t it?! Anyway, I tried them each out, one a week, and wanted to share my thoughts on them.
This is the main shade I wanted to get. I don’t have anything like this blue and was craving it in my collection so I picked it up. It’s a cream finish and goes on really smoothly. It’s pretty opaque too, needing only a couple of coats to get full colour and an even application. Wear time was around 4-5 days before noticeable chipping but it started wearing at the tips by day 3.
I have a few pale pinks in my collection but all of them are quite sheer, needing several coats and I wanted to see if this one was any better. This took 3 thin coats and the colour actually shows up quite a bit brighter on the nails than that bottle would have you believe. More of a pale barbie pink than the just-off-white pinky tint I was hoping for. Nevertheless it was still a pretty, girly colour to wear and it lasted a good 5 days before I even noticed wearing at the tips so big thumbs up on that front.
I picked this one up thinking it would be really pretty and give a mermaid kind of vibe. Unfortunately it was a bit of a disappointment as the glitter is really sparse. I used 3 coats of this to get some kind of a glitter effect, which was time consuming and I’m sure it will be annoying to try and remove all those layers of glitter. Despite all that it is very pretty, a mix of lime green/yellow and turquoise matte glitter with tiny gold shimmery glitter flecked throughout, so if you wanted a more subtle glitter effect this might be ideal.
Overall I do like the Maybelline Color Show polishes in general, the brush is a little smaller than I prefer but it still works well, gives great control and wear time is generally on par with most other brands. For £2.99 each you can’t really go wrong and this range has a variety of finishes and effects so you should be able to find something you like.