Maybelline is celebrating 100 years of helping make women look like they are “Born with It” with a limited-edition collection in collectible packaging. I’ve been a Maybelline fan from the moment Cherry Cola Kissing Potion hit my lips, so when I spotted a Queen of New York display, I got a little giddy. The LE packaging immediately drew me in with its colorful screening, and the two Color Show nail lacquers came right home with me.
Formula & Application
According to the Maybelline website, Color Show nail polish is 3-Free (Formaldehyde, DBP & Toluene), but I don’t have an ingredient list to know if it contains Formaldehyde Resin or Camphor. The cylindrical glass bottles are topped with a round plastic cap that is just long enough to allow for a comfortable hold in the hand. The brush is medium length and round, medium in thickness, with flexible bristles that easily fan out on the nail.
Maybelline 100 Years Queen of New York Color Show Swatches
Maybelline Beyond Burgundy is a red-based wine hue. It’s got a lovely black raspberry feel to it. It’s a lighter, warmer version of China Glaze Urban Night and deliciously vampy without earning the dreaded “almost black” title. I used two coats for full coverage.
Maybelline Gold Stunner is a clear-based gold glitter. It has three different sizes of hex glitters that are well dispersed and spread out easily over the nail using the Dab, Dip & Glide Technique. This is one coat over Beyond Burgundy.
Bottom Line: If you’re looking for a budget gold glitter, you can’t go wrong with Gold Stunner. And Beyond Burgundy’s rich, reddish tone is really beautiful, even if it’s not necessarily an ideal summer shade. Packaging geeks will love them as well.
The Maybelline 100 Years “Queen of New York” collection is limited edition and available now at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide. Maybelline Color Show nail polish retails for $3.99/ea for a .23oz bottle.
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