I was so excited for the Maybelline Colorshow launch, I’ve been waiting for them to get launched here for such a long time! Gel polishes generally fare quite well and I was very curious about these. I’m reviewing the tw0 colours together because quality wise I see no difference at all.
Midnight Taupe is a brown taupe colour. It’s similar to Inglot 974 but a bit darker. Fiesty Fuschia on the other hand is a bright warm pink. A very Barbie pink shade. I actually don’t have a pink like this, I always go for more blue toned ones. But the shade range is incredible. I’m glad they didn’t come out with just reds and pinks.
These are translucent gel polishes and you’ll see the difference immediately if like me you’re used to creme ones. They are sheer but in two coats you get opaque coverage. They are also thin in consistency but spread evenly and are very easy to work with. There’s no streakiness at all and the finish is very smooth. If you have an uneven texture on your nails, do use a filler or basecoat otherwise it will show up.
I don’t like the finish of gel polishes a lot. It’s between a waxy and glossy finish. I always put a topcoat anyway. Without a topcoat these last 4-5 days on me with some tipwear. But I’m not wearing a topcoat in the the swatches below.
The packaging feels lighter than your typical China Glaze/OPI types but it’s pretty decent. You get a medium sized brush.
You get 7ml of product which is very adquate and if you compare on a Rs/ml basis, at Rs. 75 these are dead cheap and of brilliant quality. Other than favourite colours if you like to experiment and don’t want to shell out a lot on odd shades, definitely go for these. A very bright yellow will soon be mine. 😉
Photos and swatches below!
The swatch below is taken after 4 days of wear, hence the minor tipwear.
Name: Midnight Taupe ( 219 ) and Fiesty Fuschia ( 213 )
Brand : Maybelline
Colour : Midnight Taupe is a browny taupe shade. Fiesty Fuschia is a warm bright pink.
Product Amount : 7 ml
Consistency : Thin
Finish : Gel like with some shine
Coats : Opaque in two coats
Application : Smooth and even
Durability : No chipping for 4-5 days
Price : Rs. 75
Overall : 4/5