I bought this polish on a whim because of it's cheap price tag, and a 30% off flash sale that happened on Luxola.com.
I have the shade in 015 Nude Skin.
A neutral skin-tone colour. Definitely too dark on me to be a nude shade, but still pretty nevertheless.
A nice, slightly shorter and thicker brush - I find this perfect for application.
Comparison of the brush against the Essie brush :
The size / amount of product:
According to the website I bought the nail polish from, a bottle contains 6ml. An Essie polish contains 13.5ml for comparison.
Personally, I love that it's lesser product because I have never used up a full bottle of nail polish before.
Comparison of the Maybelline bottle against the Essie bottle :
It's opaque for it's thin consistency. However, it's definitely not as opaque as let's say, and Essie polish.
I do like it's thin formula as it allows me to get really thin coats.
Dries to a relatively glossy finish, but can definitely use a top coat.
It also dries quickly compared to my other polishes.
This is the first time I've painted this on my fingernails so I'll check back and edit this review later on.
For now, my experience has been that without a top coat, it seems quite easy to chip. I've applied this on my toenails before and it did chip quite easily with a topcoat.
For the price, I'd say it's pretty okay.
If you're looking for something that'll last, then I suggest to look somewhere else.
Personally, I'm planning to buy more because I like to change up my polishes quite frequently, and I also love the small bottle and the range of colours.
I do wish that the packaging was a little cuter like Essie's tho! Hahaha.
Hoping that this would be a decent dupe, even though I paid only $4. However, I was sorely disappointed - the polish is ridiculously runny and this makes it terrible to apply. It goes streaky and horrible on my nails, and takes forever to dry, especially because you need about three coats. I was able to fix this by refrigerating it, as this thickened it up, but the product itself is still bad.
Bought the colour iced queen, which is a lovely pastel lavender purple and blue freeze, a dark navy with shimmer. The consistency is a bit runny so you have to make sure there isn't too much on the brush. When i first tested it out with one coat it was almost opaque and with one more it was. It dries very fast and is easy to use. Overall I'm very satisfied with these nail varnishes.
I bought this nail polish today and I actually went and read some reviews after I'd bought it, and I'd read plenty of positive ones and a few negative and so I went and tried it out for myself. I bought the colours Fierce N Tangy and Chiffon Chic though I've only used the first one and unfortunately I have to agree with the negative reviews. It's really thin and liquidy and I've applied three coats to get it looking alright but from my second coat, the previous coats came off a little bit as I applied the newer coats (this only happened at the base of my nails though). Because I've only bought it today I can't say how long this will last, but I am going to keep it on to find out because it does look decent enough but not as good as other brands I've used. The colours are really gorgeous though I'll give them that!
I've just bought "Keep Up the Flame" (on sale!) and it's amazing! 2 coats, very vibrant, glossy, red. Easy application and removal! It came off easily with remover and didn't stain my fingers like most red nail polished do. Love it! Excited to try the other colors.
I own at least six of these and they are fantastic, very high quality. Their consistency is on the thin side, so no gloopy mess that takes forever to dry, they actually dry very fast. They're not the most pigmented but the pigmentation is good, I never need more than two coats. The brush is quite thin, flexible and easy to use, although it often doesn't pick up enough color. But the main reason I love these so much is that they just last and last until you WANT to remove them. The formula is flexible and thin so they stick well to the nail's surface and move around with it instead of cracking and chipping. I can go 4-5 days without any chipping and another two with slight, tolerable chipping. These do a better job than some much pricier products.
I purchased Orange Fix and I Loved it. I was a total Essie and Opi gal before that but that color looked great against olive skin especially during the summer with my golden tan. It lasted as long as Essie or Opi. My nails split and peel and polish will chip in those places after a week or so no matter what polish I use. So now what I have been doing is going to Essie or Opi and if I see something I like I will go to Maybelline and Sally Hansen and see If I can find a similar one and I usually do. I have purchased this three times already and I hope they keep making it.
i love this product its a good price it dont chip and for me i get a good week of wear from this polish before i need to touch up my nails. the only bad thing i have to say about this is the lack of colors maybelline should make this line bigger as its amazing :)
I don't understand the bad reviews for this. I bought four different colors of this line, on sale so they were just $2 each, and all of them work totally fine. The pictures on here don't resemble at all what my nails look like with this on. With a Revlon Colorstay Gel top coat on, the color is incredible. It went on opaque in one coat. Again, the negative reviews baffle me.
I bought this nail polish in Urban Turquoise and the top coat to go with it. It is by far the longest wearing, most highly pigmented polish I have tried. My job is very hands on and the first sign of chipping was after 6 days of being rather careless with it. The formula is very gel like, which is great as it glides on smoothly, and the brush is nice and wide making for easy application. I don't understand the negative reviews, I got so many compliments with this polish!