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!
You're right, Embellished Blues is gorgeous! It's so multi-faceted and complex! Glad you're back btw, wouldn't wanna make me worry and e-mail you; only crazy people do that ;^)ReplyDelete
<3 Yes, but what would the world be without nuts?? :D And yes, I LOVE me some Embellished Blues!!Delete
There all great colors for the season right now! Love your swatches :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Miss Lisa! :) I don't know if these were designed with the holidays in mind, but they really do look festive and Christmasy! :)Delete
I love all of these on you but I must say that Emerald Elegance would make a mighty fine Christmas tree!ReplyDelete
Thank you...it's such a beautiful Christmas green! :) And so sparkilicious too. :DDelete
Hi Melissa, welcome back - I was sure you would have the most wonderful break :-)!!! Down to polish business: i so agree with Scarlett's curtain dress!!! And I think the last one is also my favorite, what a pity about the first because the principle is awesome!!! Great review and summary, if I find some here, I will get some for sure <3ReplyDelete
Thank you my dear! <3 I did have a lovely vacation. I'm so glad you concur with the color of Scarlett's dress! :) It's so nice what all these drugstore brands are coming up with these days!Delete
These are gorgeous! I was at my local RiteAid the other day, and the display was picked clean already. These are too popular for their own good lol. I wish they were more widely available. I definitely need to get to other RiteAids in my area and track them down before it's too late. :)ReplyDelete
Ugh! That's too bad! I think I'm the only one here who bought any! :/ I hope you can get your hands on at least one of them. And I hope it's Embellished Blues. :DDelete