Monday, 10 March 2014

Product Love: Maybelline Colorshow in Downtown Red

 In my February Favourites I mentioned my love for Maybelline's Color Show nail polish in Downtown Red. And I am not even kidding when I say that this is what has been on my nails pretty much permanently for the past two months. I won't be surprised if I manage to exhaust the entire bottle sometime soon.

 I think it's safe to say that the Maybelline Color Show line has become my absolute favourite formulation of nail polish (among its other inexpensive counterparts, that is). It has definitely taken over Revlon. The best part is that they dry so quickly that I can actually paint my nails quickly before I leave to go out and not have to worry about smudging it or getting my hair stuck in it (has that happened to you?). Even better? I can paint my nails at night. Usually, nail polish application is a day-time affair for me so that my nails have the entire day to dry up and I don't have to wake up with odd lines scarring my nail polish (has that happened to you?).

 The opacity of this stuff is brilliant (two coats are all you need), and I really like the wide, flat brush it comes with, as well.
 As for Downtown Red, it is one of those shades of red -not too bright, not too dark- that will look great on pretty much any skin tone. It's quite similar to OPI's Big Apple Red, except a tad bit deeper. Possibly a dupe. In conclusion, I think these polishes are definitely worth a try if you haven't already tried them. And for the price they come at (75 INR), they're a steal.

 In other news, my finals start this week and go on until the end of this month, hence March is going to be full of intense late night studying and day time sleep. I study best between 11 pm to 5 am. Yeah.

What have you been up to?


  1. Ive been wanting to try colorshow since long.. does it wear out very easily.. that's one thing I hate about Maybelline..

    all the best for your finals!


    1. Thanks!
      I never really liked Maybelline nail polishes either, but the Color Show line is brilliant. They wear pretty well, too! Doesn't chip on me for a good few days!

  2. I Have this and it is am amazing colour :D
    love your blog

    http://myroutinesjade.blogspot.co.uk/ here is mine if you would like to check it out would mean a lot :)

    1. Thank you! I shall check it out right away :)

  3. Love the richness of the red, very popping colour!

    xo Mélane
    Selfhelp | Inspiration | Motivation

  4. I love them too for the price! Bu as many as you want...right? :D
    And high five girl! Wearing red since the last two weeks... :D
    All the best for your exams!!
    Let's talk about everything

    1. Haha. Red's the best. So flattering :D
      And thanks!

  5. That's gorgeous! Maybelline was my first nail polish purchase but I've not tried the Color Show. This colour looks like the red I've been searching for! Thanks :)

    Yasmeen x

    1. I'm pretty sure you won't be disappointed :)

  6. It looks amazing, even though I haven't tried this range of nail polishes.


  7. I am absolutely in love with the color show range!!

  8. Pretty NOTD dear :)