Maybelline Color Show Brocades – Crushed Crimson

Another US edition of the Maybelline Color Show Brocades to share with you today, this one is called Crushed Crimson.

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As you can see, its a lovely jewel red shade, packed with lots and lots of glitter.  The glitter is maybe ruby red, but there is a smattering of gold.  It is darker to the UK version, Rosy Rosettes, and slightly more glittery. Formula was on the thick side but I managed to get what I think it two pretty even coats on all my nails.

Wear is atrocious.  Even with my G&G Stuck on Blu! base and a good coat of G&G HK Girl top coat, I had a chip within 6 hours.  Then whole nails started popping off.  In the middle of meetings at work.  Not good.  As soon as I got home, it came off.  Such as shame is its so very pretty.  I may try another base/top coat combination just to see, but myself and other bloggers have noted the really poor quality with this line.

Speaking of base and top coats – want to share your faves?


7 thoughts on “Maybelline Color Show Brocades – Crushed Crimson

  1. Pretty. Too bad it didn’t last for long… 😦


  2. Very pretty, shame the wear was rubbish. Have you got some of the essence peel off base coat? I’ve noticed that sometimes help ‘stick’ those kind of polishes better.


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