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REVIEW: Maybelline Color Show Nail Paint in Velvet Wine


Review of Maybelline Color Show Nail Paint in Velvet Wine

Guest Post by Priyanka

Hey there!
ColorShow nail paints have been raved about by international bloggers for a very long time, and now that this range has been introduced in India Indian bloggers have also begun to do the same.
But honestly, the best part is that they retail at $2.99 (approx 185INR) for 0.23 oz (6.8 ml) but in India the price is a mere 75INR for 6 ml! How amazing, right?
With 40 colours in their range with 8 more glitter polishes being introduced, you are sure to find the colour you adore!

Price of Maybelline Color Show Nail Paints

They cost INR 75/-

My view on the product:
I have about 5-10 nail paints from this range and the best part about these are their sheer affordability. This is their biggest pro and the basis of all marketing strategies, for obvious reasons.
But besides this they come in a very travel safe bottle that I have dropped a bazillion times without any mishaps. The brush in this nail paint is sufficient, garnering no unseemly brush strokes but could have been slightly less splayed; just a tad.

Velvet Wine is a very beautiful mauve-pink glitter polish that is sure to be flattering for most Indian skin tones. One requires atleast 3-4 coats for complete opacity, and even then you can’t be sure about the opacity. I have used 3 coats in the NOTDs, and one can still see my white nail tips peeking through in photos but this isn’t quite as noticeable in real life.
The dry time for this nail paint is quite low. By the time you reach your 10th digit your first 3 are sure to be dry and you can go over them a few times more without having to wait between coats at all. While this is cumbersome, it improves the longevity of this nail paint.  It easily lasts much longer on my nails than any other polish in this range, a good 5 days of wear with very minor tip wear.

Being a glitter polish removal is a gigantic pain in the rear end, but one can use the foil and cotton ball technique to aid removal. I have had this polish for more than 3 months now and it has now turned into a big gloopy mess that is irritating to apply. The thin consistency it originally was, was great for application. So it’s best to finish a bottle within a month or two, or resort to a nail paint thinner. But seeing as I have a Seche Vite Nail Paint thinner that costs a pretty penny and isn’t available in India, I feel that it’s more economical to buy a new bottle of ColorShow.

What I like about The Maybelline Color Show Nail Paint in Velvet Wine:
1. Universally flattering colour
2. Slightly textured finish
3. Travel safe classy packaging
4. Quick dry time
5. Non streaky application
6. Suitably wide brush
7. No major chipping even after 5 days

What I dislike about The Maybelline Color Show Nail Paint in Velvet Wine:
1. No single stroke opacity
2. Tip wear begins within 2 days
3. Being a semi glitter polish, it is a pain in the rear end to remove
4. Susceptible to become a big gloopy mess in the bottle after a few short months

Would I repurchase The Maybelline Color Show Nail Paint in Velvet Wine?

Would I recommend The Maybelline Color Show Nail Paint in Velvet Wine to friends?
Sure! At 75 bucks a pop, you have nothing to lose!



  1. Great review! Come by and check out my blog, if you like it I would love it if you followed me.

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  2. looks nice! will pick up more shades of these now :) any recos?

  3. I have this shade but 2 coats were enough for me :) I love this color because its soo vibrant!

  4. I really like the look of this polish.Totally Girly x
    New Follower of your blog and enjoy reading your posts.

  5. I too own this colour and it is such a preety one!


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