Hi Girls, I am here with a detailed review of Maybelline Color Show Glitter Mania Red Carpet which is a rave in market these days. Girls and esp polish lovers can’t stop talking about it and flaunting it. I have 6 of them now (planning to the remaining two also 😛 ), and I am restless to wear and flaunt them on my blog. But I don’t like just swatching and not reviewing, so had to be patient to see the performance on my nails for a couple of days.
This is a picture heavy post since glitters and textures are camera shy. They barely show up their true selves infront of camera 😛
About Maybelline Color Show Glitter Mania : Let your nails dazzle and shine with MNY Color Show Glitter Mania nail color range.Priding itself as India’s first-ever textured nail paint, the Color Show Glitter Mania range is every nail-art lover’s dream! When applied, these sparkling nail colors deliver a 3D shimmering effect, adding oodles of style to your tips. They also have a unique sand-textured effect that looks and feels great on your nails. With 8 glittering nail color shades to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect shade for every mood. Features the Color Dry Technology for a stylish, sand-textured effect.When applied on nails, it delivers a 3D shimmering effect.Perfect for experimental, trendy nail art.Easy to apply and dries quickly.Comes in 8 trendy, glittering shades.
Price and Quantity : Rs 125 for 6ml. (I got it at 10% off from Alpha in Mumbai) .Yehh! they have decreased the quantity and increased the price. Worth it or not?? Scroll down!!
Color : Red is a very tricky color and you either get it right or you don’t. I know so many brands that leave red looking like a street side commoners red. For the same reason, I was very sure Red Carpet is not the color I will pick. But when I opened the bottle in shop, I knew in nano second, this was no commoners red and Maybelline had nailed it. It is a gorgeous and ravishing red. It has golden, red and pink shimmers. I have seen glitter reds with silver or gold shimmers and are so cliche. But the addition of pink and red shimmers takes it to other level literally. I have never been more overjoyed with a red. It is like a bright blingy red, which inspite of being a shimmery red maintains its class and sophistication. It leans towards crimson more than maroon or blood red. It is a popping red which makes you happy. The end color on nails also by no measure is run of the mill red, its different. My colleagues at work were so curious by the color :). The color is perfect for traditional indian outfits and even bridal nails. I did a nail art on this that I will share in next post. It is so apt for brides. I wish I had this at my wedding 😛
Finish and Formula : When I bought this polish I was totally unaware about the finish of the polish. The PR and press release was weirdly done. No one was aware what it was supposed to look like. I asked on their IG, if finish was matte, texture or shimmer; the answer for finish was “Glitter All The Way”. What am I supposed to understand by that? Anyways, with no clue of what am I buying and no testers at counters at all; I picked up these. When I swatched it at home, I was like OMG…..Holy Cow these were textures!!!!. Thank God, even when in doubt I picked up 6 and why the hell did I leave two ?? 😛 .
Anyawys, I have applied only coat in the pictures and they were sufficient for opacity. The nail polish is dense with glitters and pigmented. I just did touch up with polish at places where I felt my nails peeped. I was so happy. It is half the effort and polish if the lacquer is one coater. A lot of brands promise to be a one coater but 10% are hardly true. I am glad this is. And one should also avoid layering a textured polish with coats because it kills the textured effect. The drying was amazing. Usually thicker polishes takes ages to dry. But this dried out so quickly. It also claims to have ‘Color Dry Technology’ which I believe now. The staying isn’t bad but not very brilliant either. I saw the polish receeding a tiny bit (which is a too much for me because I don’t like sloppy nails) in a day or two. I think this is beacuse the polish is very dry and no top coat.
All the pictures are taken without top coat. The polish dries up to be gritty and like a sand paper finish. I would not call them totally textured. I have China Glaze Textured and these polishes are closely textured but not as bumpy. The gritty uneven feeling is due to shimmers and glitters. But at this price and color it is too good. and most importantly it is available in India 🙂 . I am happy we are slowly coming up to the nail trends. I am sick of asking my friends travelling to US of getting polish because I can’t find them here.
Over All Rating : 5/5 . Must Must Must have. If you are as scared of red as I am , please go for this. One of the best reds in my stash.
Do you own any Glitter mania yet? Which is your favourite?