Maybelline Color Show Crystallize – Nearly Black


I have the third of the new Maybelline Color Show Crystallize polishes to share with you today.  This one really reminded me of a textured Black Knight by ButterLONDON.  This one is Nearly Black

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As with the other two shades, no top coat is required as the polish dried to a slightly matted and textured finish.  What you see above is two coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 (yes peeling winter nails) and a thin coat of G&G Stuck on Blu!

Drying time was good, but it did take quite a while for the texture to be completely solid.  At least 30 mins and I did actually catch this one once or twice!  It is a dead on dupe for P2 Classy, it is black with hints of pink and blue.  I’ve seen the Cystallize stand a couple of times now, and this one and Red Excess seem to be the ones catching people’s eye.

Have you picked up any of these yet?  Which ones did you get?

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Speedy Swatches – Maybelline Color Show Crystallize Collection

OK, here we go.  I didn’t have much time and I have literally just swatched these onto sticks so you can see them.  After my first thought that one was a bit like Downtown Brown or even Total Eclipse, I can say that I was not right.

First up – Red Excess – dark red/brown with red accents.  Reminded me of Stay the Night from the OPI Liquid Sand Mariah Carey collection or a red (instead of plum) version Countess by Barry M

Rose Chic – a pink with different glitter sizes.  Not girly pink, kind of a purple leaning pink but not lilac or lavender.

Light Up – a pure silver texture polish

Nearly Black – this is black with accents of blue and pink, its like a textured Butter London The Black Knight.

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Let me know what you think in the comments!