Maybelline Vintage Leather – Gilded Emerald

I am a naughty blogger – I went away and forgot to programme any content for you all.  It was all a bit last minute and apologies to those of you who wondered where I had gone.  Not far, I’d gone to Vienna but I am back now and I have some new lovelies to share with you.

That said, this one I’m am about to share I picked up this summer in France.  This was part of the Vintage Leather effect polishes that came out in Autumn 2013 in the UK but some of the shades are still available in Europe.  This is one that was seen the in the US collection but not the set of four (red, tan, grey and turqoise) released in the UK. Anyway, here we go, this is Gilded Emerald.

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The last couple of pictures are done with a top coat.  Now this is quite pretty, it has paler colour flakes embedded into the polish and when it dries to its matte finish, you can see these every so often in the light.  Its a dark, brown green shade, nothing like the name implies of emerald, but I guess if you gilded it…

Anyway, formula was lovely.  This is two coats over a base of G&G Stuck on Blu!  Drying time was fast.  Finish is a matte effect and so wear is noticable reduced because its a matte finish.  The glossy top coat does bring the flakies out a bit more and prolongs wear.  I literally could not get through the morning without it chipping.

This is a massive shame because it cute, seriously cute.

Anyway, not sure if you can get this anywhere, perhaps eBay.  But let me know what you think and what are you favourite ways to matte shades – do you buy matte polish or just a mate top coat!

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4 thoughts on “Maybelline Vintage Leather – Gilded Emerald

  1. I have only 1 normal matte nail polish, which is High Style Sienna from the same Vintage Leather line. Other mattes I have are textured, love those. As for cremes ad such I prefer matte top coat, I seem to squeeze out a longer wear time than with just a matte polish (probably due to normal top coat under the matte one). 😀

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  2. I have yet to find a matte nail polish that doesn’t chip as soon as you look at it. I almost always use a matte top coat.

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