Hi Polish Lovers, as you all must be aware Maybelline Color Show launched 8 new glitters polishes. Now, I already have all the 40 Color Show existing shades which my husband gifted me for Karvachauth, so I have special affinity with Color Show polish range. I was in office yesterday when I came to know that Maybelline has launched 8 new shades. I had what you call as “Adrenaline Rush” to purchase it but I was late from work. However, today being Saturday and half day, my husband took me to Irla to get them.
Now, from the name of the collection, I just thought it must 8 new shades with shimmers and glitters. I am not a glitter/shimmer fan, they make any color look so common. So although, my husband asked me to pick all 8, I picked only 6. There were no testers for swatching.
I got Matinee Mauve,All That Glitters,Starry Nights, Bling On The Blue , Dazzling Diva and Red Carpet. There were two other shades in rich purple and champagne which I skipped.
Price and Quantity :Rs 125 for 6 ml. (yes, the quantity is decreased and the price is increased)
The Colors : I must say the mix of colors is well thought through :). A good Gold and a Silver glitter should be the starting of any glitter collection, which was taken care here. The next set of colors that one would have wanted to work best with glitters are mysterious black and sexy red. Maybelline absolutely gave us both, nailed it. I will share pictures and first thoughts of all the 6 shades I have here.
Maybelline Color Show All That Glitters :It is my favorite of the collection, it is very blingy no doubt but it is the most sophisticated gold in my stash. It has micro gold shimmers and small gold hexes. I fell in love with it immediately.
Maybelline Color Show Dazzling Diva : It is a dazzling silver with silver micro shimmers and small silver hexes. This is a perfect index finger color for nail arts. I had been waiting for such a silver for so long. It looks very rich, classy and unusual.
Maybelline Color Show Starry Nights : It is a mysterious black color with lots of silver glitters in it. It does not seem to have any hexes. I will be doing a detailed review and swatches for each one of them shortly.The color looks edgy and is not jet black due to silver glitter infusion.
Maybelline Color Show Red Carpet : This was a color I had least expectation with. Red is a very tricky color, either you get it right or you get it wrong. And red with glitters can be such a disaster common street side color, if formulated faulty. As soon as the SA opened this bottle to show to me the red, I was pleasantly surprised. It is such a bright crimson red. And it has pink and gold shimmers. I was expecting silver or gold shimmers but pink shimmers just took it to another level. I am dieing to swatch this and show it to you soon.
Maybelline Color Show Bling On the Blue : It is peri winkle kind of glittery blue color. It has silver shimmers and silver small hexes. I think it has blue hexes and shimmer too. I can’t make out exactly till I swatch. But I did not have a peri winkle blue in my stash so I am very happy.
Maybelline Color Show Matinee Mauve : This shade again looked like a common pinkish mauve. But when I opened the lid, I was again proved wrong. It has mauvish shimmers and small hexes along with silver. Again it may look common and run of the mill color but it is not.
Formula and Finish : The consistency looks like a one or two coater maximum. I would suggest two coats for opacity. They are glitter and shimmer packed polish. The color, shimmer, hexes and glitters are very finely packed in the bottle so that nothing outshines the other.The finish is textured and matte (non glossy). The touch of finished dried polish is gritty which is due to the glitter bomb the polish is. It looks like textured polish, the finish is definitely not smooth. Ofcourse, the texture or sand finish is not as intense as China Glaze and other brands who are pioneers in textures. But for Rs 125 , it is commendable.
I will be doing a detailed review and swatch of each polish soon. I am very excited with this new collection. I am very hopeful that Indian nail polish market is fast catching up with trends across globe. A texture like polish at this range is itself a revolution.
Final Verdict : Must Have!! Must Have!! Must Have!! (I am gonna to buy the two missed shades soon 😛 )
Let me know your first thoughts on the range. Are you as excited as I am? Did you feel the textured finish?