Maybelline Color Show Liquid Metals Venus and Hot Lava – Swatches and Review

Hi beauties!

It has been a while since I bought nail polish at a drugstore, simply because I have so many untrieds and drugstore polishes lately were not really a must-have for me. Actually, my friend spotted these when we were shopping together and I don’t know what it was about them that fascinated both of us – they have such a pretty shimmer in the bottle and looked so intriguing! The polishes are from a Maybelline Color Show collection called Liquid Metals. There are four shades in this collection, out of which I bought 502 Venus and 503 Hot Lava.

I’m so glad I picked these up! They have an excellent formula and are beautiful! One thing I have to say, though, is that they dry semi-matte, which is something that I didn’t expect, but actually love! It doesn’t say on the bottle, so I thought I’d let you know because I can imagine that not everyone is a fan of this finish. However, if you don’t like the finish, just grab a glossy top coat!

502 Venus (below) is a beautiful multichrome polish that shifts between dark purple, rose, orange and green. No dark base is needed for this one, the multichrome shimmer stands out on its own because the base already is quite dark. 502 Venus has, like I mentioned above, a semi-matte finish and this is how I’m showing it to you on the pictures (no top coat). I used two coats, the application was great, and I was personally really impressed with the wear of this one! No tipwear and no chipping for 3 full days – I rarely get that with my nails. Removal was easy and there was no staining.

Maybelline Color Liquid Metals 502 Venus // Maybelline Color Liquid Metals 502 Venus //

503 Hot Lava (below) is a beautiful dark wine red shimmer polish. The orange-coppery shimmer provides a beautiful depth to the colour. This one, too, dries semi-matte, and this is how I show it to you on the pictures below (no top coat). Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a true one-coater here! I’m not kidding, all this polish needed was one supereasy coat for the outcome on the pictures. I’m impressed! The wear was good, 2 days before I had to take it off. Maybe if I had applied two coats like the other one, the wear would have been even better! Removal was easy and there was no staining!

Maybelline Color Liquid Metals 503 Hot Lava //

Maybelline Color Liquid Metals 503 Hot Lava //

I really love the polishes from the Liquid Metals collection. They are great for fall/winter, easy to apply, quickdrying and longlasting.

Have you picked up any polishes from this collection?

Have a great weekend!








MNY 107A nail polish – I’m a sweetheart LE

Hey everyone,

there is this thing with me and Limited Editions… I always have the urge to possess at least one item out of LE’s I like, probably because of the fact that they will not be available forever. This rouses my deepest hunting instincts and then BAM! I find myself at the counter with new nail polishes (:
This is what happend recently with a Limited Edition by the MNY-series of Maybelline. This series has been launched not so long ago, and I think that it is addressing 14 til 20 year olds. This of course is not a reason for me not to buy their stuff (:

Now to the nail polish from the “I’m a Sweetheart” LE. The name of this polish is, like all the items of MNY, just a number. This is annoying, because I keep forgetting it and I also can’t connect numbers with colours. So the 107A could be any colour and I will probably never associate it with this nail polish. The A at least stands for the fact that this nail polish comes from a limited edition.

Here is what it looks like with flash. Every pic is clickable to view it in full size. You see here 2 coats, no top or base coat.

So how to describe this colour… in the bottle it looked like a pinkish-duochrome colour with golden shimmer, while on the nail I think its more a real Barbie-pink and I really don’t like it on myself…
But for completeness, you also get the second picture. Oh, what I do like about this nail polish is the texture, easy to apply and a very even finish.

At least here you might be able to see what I mean by “golden shimmer”. But it just doesn’t turn out the way I had hoped it would. I must say that I also bought the light-blue version of this, polish number 109A, but I don’t think I will try that one out any time soon. Maybe I am too old for this brand.