Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Makeup Review: Maybelline ColorShow Nail Polish

I always love to hear what other (real) ladies have to say out there about certain beauty products before I invest! Buying a new makeup or skincare product might not sound like a big deal to some, but when you're on a really limited budget and have children, it is! Plus, it's such a bummer to spend money on a product and be disappointed.

I have recently tried the new Maybelline ColorShow Nail Polish in two different colors. I started with white and then decided that I needed to try another color before I could give it a fair review. The marketing for this product really got me, along with it's price-under $3, which is almost unheard of for any decent nail polish these days.

Please don't judge this polish by the poor paint job. Manicure skills-some ladies just have them, and some just don't. I'm a don't.
 Audacious Asphalt

Porcelain Party

I give this polish a 4 out of 5
The pros: 
-The biggest pro is that it dries SUPER fast, which is a must for me. It's tricky to find the right time to paint your nails with a 4-year-old and a baby. This stuff does not stay tacky very long at all, and dries completely in a couple of minutes. 
-It's cheap!
-The color selection-there are a ton of great colors.
-Reaches full opacity (but it takes 3 coats, not a big deal though since it dries so fast).
-easy to clean off of cuticles.
-removes easily with nail polish remover

The cons:
-Takes 3 coats to be opaque.

When I put that first coat of white on, my heart sank. It looked streaky and just plain bad. But after a couple more coats, the white looked awesome, and the gray was just as good. I recommend!




Blandy Jean said...

Finally a good grey nail polish!
I will definitely try this out. You had me sold on fast dry. Me assuming they are dry after 20 minutes ruins 90% of my manicures.

B Allen @ What2Wear said...

Thanks Leah, I definitely want to try porcelain party!!
Brooke @ what2wear

meganrosephillips said...

I was hesitant about these and now I wanna run out and go buy some! Thanks for the review Leah!