Well...it's like this...I've made no secret that I have fallen in love with the Maybelline Color Show Brocades. And I also made no secret that I wanted more of them. So, being a girl of my word, I picked up three more! You can certainly count on me to make you feel like you have less of a purchasing problem than *some* people do.
First up, I have the Brocades number that fascinated me to no end when first I saw it: Amethyst Couture.
Next up is one seriously holly-jolly-just-in-time-for-Christmas polish that is absolutely beautiful: Emerald Elegance.
Ahhhhh, now we're talking. :D Emerald Elegance has that gorgeously reflective metallic quality that we saw in Gilded Rose and Ruby Refined. This green has a golden glow due to the abundance of tiny gold glitter in the base. It is the polish form of Scarlett O'Hara's green velvet curtain dress. :) The application of Emerald Elegance was good.
Last we have my favorite from the Brocades, Embellished Blues.
Embellished Blues is not only super interesting in the bottle, but unlike Amethyst Couture, is delivers on the nail as well. It is a grey-leaning blurple with a lot of tiny gold glitter and medium periwinkle glitter. It has that same luxe feel of Emerald Elegance. Application on this one was good also.
Uhhhh, no, you're not seeing things. This lovely color DOES in fact look like a slightly darker version of that other polish that recently stole my heart, L'Oreal Too Dimensional? Same color scheme...much different finish! :) Variety is indeed the spice of life...even if the color is the same. That sorta made sense. Right? It's late.
So...have I convinced anybody to finally run out to their local Rite Aid and pick these up?? My final thoughts about the Maybelline Brocades:
1) People say they chip horribly, but they do not on me at all...not one of them.
2) They dry very rough due to the glitter. You will need a couple of coats of top coat.
3) The colors are rich and interesting.
4) The $3.99 price is very good for something that looks like these.
5) They are a good way to get a glitter fix but still look dressy.
So...there you have it! The Brocades collection, in my humble opinion, is a big winner. :)
Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day!