Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer
- The Official Nail Color of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.
- Long lasting nail polish.
- No chip color nail lacquer.
- Easy-flow brush.
- Formaldehyde, DBP and Toluene free.
- For Best Results:
- First apply a clear base coat to prevent your nails from yellowing and to help your nail color last longer.
- With one sweep, paint the first line of nail polish up the center of your nail starting from the base to the tip.
- For the cleanest look, be sure to leave a small space at the base of the nail. Then apply nail color to the rest of the nail.
- Made in USA!
- .23 oz.
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This is a very pretty and durable polish. Colors are true to pictures.
I gave this product only 3 Stars (an average rating) because it didn't apply well and it didn't dry properly for me, but I'm willing to concede that my experience may just be a quirk.
I never color my nails without applying a clear base coat, so I began with a coat of Revlon Quick Dry Base Coat (which I have used before with excellent results).
I used 960-Bare Escape. When I loaded up the brush, I could see that the polish was a bit thin, and as I put it on my nail it came down really thin in some spots and kind of gloppy and thick in others. I fiddled with the amount of polish on the brush, adding less sometimes and more at other times, as I painted the rest of my fingernails. Adjusting the amount of polish on the brush and the thickness of my application didn't seem to matter much. It remained thick in some spots and thin in others. It was immediately obvious that a second coat was going to be absolutely mandatory.
I let the first coat dry for about ten minutes before adding the second coat. With some polishes that give you a thick/thin/gloppy first coat application, the second coat lays out smoothly. Not so with this polish. The second coat was a gloppy as the first. It was a bit of a challenge to get "even" coverage. Sadly, it just didn't seem to want to "harden and set" either. After ten minutes or so, it was no longer "tacky", but if you pushed down on it, your fingerprint would leave an indentation on the surface of the polish.
After about two hours, I bumped one of my nails and noticed a large "nick" in the polish. While pressing on it, I saw that while the top of the polish felt dry, the bottom seemed to slide across my nail as if not "set". With further manipulation, I discovered that I could scrape off the polish using a fingernail.
I don't know if this particular polish formula just doesn't work with the base coat I used, or if I didn't let the first coat dry long enough before I added the second coat, or if this polish just stinks. I was so aggravated with it that I just took it all off and used a different brand of polish that day, but I will try this polish again on a day when I have more time to work on my nails and let the first coat thoroughly dry. Next time, I will use a different brand of base coat to see if that makes any difference. If I get better results, I'll update this review. If not, I'll take my 3 stars back.