Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Maybelline Color Show Vintage Leather - Red Grained review, photos

So yes, I'm technically on a spending ban, but I got a goo on me to go look at nail polishes the other day.  And came home with five.  Shhhh.  One of them was this beauty from the Maybelline Color Show collection.  I'd not heard of this Vintage Leather range, so of course was very interested altogether.


I picked up the shade Red Grained which was the brightest shade but I'd my eye on the teal shade too.  Anyway, this bright tomato red polish called to me and when I saw the little flakes in it, I was sold.  It looked different to anything else in my collection which meant I needed to buy it.  Grand justification there right?


So Red Grained dries to a matte finish which is a bit odd considering the little flakes of glitter in it.  You can't really see them once the polish dries and they just look like bumps under the polish.  That being said, I love the shade itself and the whole matte finish thing is different, and I like different!



The formula is nice and thick and these photos show two coats.  It dries really quickly and I will say, as odd as the presence of the flakes is, I quite like the polish.  It's really unique and I found myself admiring my nails a lot when it was on, holding it up to different objects, just because!

Of course, you know I love my top coats and had to see what it was like with a lick of Seche Vite over the top.  The shine from the topcoat takes away from the interest of the little flakes in the polish, but makes the polish even brighter and more in your face.


Red Grained was €4.65 and it's the prettiest out of all the polishes that I saw on the stand.  They'd some dodgy neutral ones that didn't tickle the proverbial pickle, so I'll be happy out enjoying my Red Grained!


What do you think of this polish?  Share your thoughts!
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9 comments

  1. I quite like the look of it- the flakes will add some interest to my everyday red manicure.

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  2. Exactly! It's a different take on the traditional red mani :)

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  3. Lovely colour but the matte finish wouldn't be for me.

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    1. Yeah, it's not for everyone, the colour is so cute!

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  4. I absolutely love the colour and the fact it is matte but I'm not sure about the flakes though! I really do love the matte-ness of it, I think I'd sit and stroke my nails! :)

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    1. I'm a nail stroker too!! Especially when I've Seche Vite on, proper weirdos we are!

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  5. Don't think that would be my cupan tae! I like em shiney or glittery :)) x

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  6. Don't think that would be my cupan tae! I like em shiney or glittery :)) x

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  7. I bought it yesterday and just tried it on. I love the bright color, also the matte finish, but I'm not sure about the overall look of the texture created by the flakes. It doesn't look leather-y to me.

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