One of my favorite things about the arrival of a new season is shopping for new beauty products that we are going to be turning to all season long, and beyond. Nail polishes are one of my weaknesses, so when I spotted these gorgeous Color Show Nail Lacquers from Maybelline at my local Harmon's store, I just couldn't leave them behind. They just scream fall!
Audacious Asphalt (3 coats, no top coat)
Audacious Asphalt is a lovely light grey creme. I don't have many grey nail colors in my collection-which is a shame because it makes for a great fall/winter neutral, so it's nice to add this one. This kind of grey hue is nice because it gives nails a clean and softened look, without being overwhelming.
Twilight Rays (2 coats, no top coat)
Twilight Rays is comprised of golden shimmer flakes which are embedded in a black creme base. I didn't think twice about picking this one up. Doesn't it look cool?! The flakes surely add an interesting touch, and I love how they don't drown in the black base. They definitely pop on the nails.
I had no trouble with these when it came to the formula. These went on smoothly, and the colors flowed on the nails nicely. I like the nail brush on these because it really makes applying the color a breeze. In terms of coverage, the first coats do go on sheer, but the addition of a second or third is all it takes to get opaque color saturation.
Both Audacious Asphalt and Twilight Rays didn't take long to dry at all. And once they did, my nails were super shiny and felt smooth to the touch. Twilight Rays has been my mani color of choice this week. I applied it Monday and it wasn't until yesterday (Wednesday) that I started to see tip wear and some chipping going on. I didn't apply a top coat though, so lasting power might have fared better with the addition of one. But this isn't such a huge deal breaker for me, since I like to change up my mani colors often. I sometimes go through two different ones in a week :)
I am really pleased with my latest Maybelline Color Show Nail Color additions. I think Audacious Asphalt and Twilight Rays are amazing fall hues, that I know I am going to be reaching for quite often. By the way, Maybelline's Color Show Nail Lacquers are three free, so they don't contain Formaldehyde, DBP, or Toluene. Love it! I can't wait to pick up more of Maybelline's Color Show Nail Lacquers. There are so many variations of colors and finishes to choose from, and I love how inexpensive these are. Can't beat that!
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Disclaimer: Purchased by me.