Ruby Rhinetones (left), Cocktail Dress (right)
0.23 fl oz, $4.99
Ruby Rhinetones is a dark red with a blue tone. It also has red hexagon glitter and small red and black glitter.
Cocktail Dress is a black polish consisting of small black glitter and larger red glitters.
Both have very sequin-y textures to them.
These polishes are very sheer with the first coat (finger on the right = one coat).
However, as you build up the color, they become quite opaque (fingers on the left = 2 coats).
A closeup of Cocktail Dress (top) and Ruby Rhinestones (bottom)
three coats each.
I wore my fingers like these for the day! I loved how it looked. Each polish carried color from the other polish so it matched quite well.
Application: The application required at least 2 coats to look nice and 3 coats to be pristine. The polish did have a very gritty texture to them so apply generously on the 2nd and 3rd coats to prevent drying out and tugging. Because there are so many "ridges" in the glitter/sequins, it is easy to run out if you apply thinly.
Dry time: It dried very fast so it helped with the 3 coat application.
Texture: It is very gritty. I actually became quite concern this will catch on something fragile and either ruin a shirt or pull glitters off of my nail polish. Either way, it is too gritty for my taste so I had to apply a top coat to smooth it out.
Staying power: I would say these last me at least 3 days without chipping (with top coat).
Overall: I like the colors that Maybelline came out this Spring. I really enjoy the new color combinations and glad I don't have anything like these in my collection already.
What are your thoughts? Have you spotted this collection yet?
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