Maybelline Bleached Neons Collection
Welcome to my 150th blog post! Today I have for you the very fun, very bright Beached Neon Collection by Maybelline. Maybelline posted that these polishes would only be available in stores until the end of may, but my Walgreens still had quite a few of them left earlier this week. However these are limited edition so if you want them, I suggest snatching them up if you see them.
When I first started seeing swatches of this collection online I knew I had to have them all. And for once my Walgreens had them right away. I think I might have shrieked a little in the store when I found them and scared the sales clerk. But you don't want to hear about my feelings when I saw the bottles do you, you want to see the Polish! I'll warn you this post is going to be very picture heavy. Now let's get to it.
Pink Punch is a muted neon pink the dries to a semi-matte finish. It's a little on the runny side and I had a slight issue with it pooling at my cuticles.
The first coat was very sheer but it built up nicely. This is 2 coats without top coat.
Coral Heat is a neon coral polish that dries to a semi matte finish. This one was also on the runny side.
Again the first coat was on the sheer side. Shown here is 2 coats without top coat. I actually really liked this color and can see myself wearing it a lot this summer.
Ultra Violet is by far my favorite from this collection. It's a bright light purple with a pink undertone.
Ultra Violet is almost a 1 coat polish, but I've shown it here with 2 coats no top coat. Again it dries to a semi-matte finish. This color is also the most popular post on my IG by the way.
Citrus Collide is a lemony yellow. I wasn't too sure about this one at first since most yellows look horrible against my skin tone.
Turns out that wasn't what I should be worried about. The color is a pretty decent one on me considering it's a yellow. The formula on the other hand was a bit tricky. Citrus collide was very streaky but surprisingly still highly pigmented. Shown here is 2 coats without top coat. Again it dries to a semi-matte finish.
Lime Accent is a neon lime green polish that dries to a semi-matte finish. This would have to be my least favorite from the collection. Mainly because I don't see myself wearing it all that often.
You might be wondering why I bought it if I don't think I'll wear it. I originally thought it would look great in some nail art. Only problem is it's extremely sheer. I used 3 coats without top coat for these photos. Also I skipped the base coat, because I don't normally used base coat when swatching. Now I only wore this polish for about 20 minutes but... I had no staining! In my book that's a big Ole check in the plus column for a green polish.
I bet this color would make for a fun accent nail so I'm not giving up on it just yet.
Bleached in Peach is a bright peach polish that dries to a semi-matte finish. Application was on the streaky side but built up nicely. Shown here is 2 coats without top coat.
This one was hard to get a color accurate picture of. However after being persistent I was able to get one. I wasn't quite so lucky with my macro shot however.
Rounding out the collection is Day Glow Teal. This one looks more on the blue side to me than a true teal. Again I had some streaking with application. This is 2 coats without top coat.
Remember me saying that Lime Accent didn't stain my nails? Well I decided to test my luck again and lost. This one is a stainer so make sure you use a good base coat.
Over all I'm very pleased with this collection. There are a few that appear sheer on the first coat but reach full opacity after 2. The colors are fun and fresh for the summer season. I like the bleached twist to the neon color pallet. My favorites are Ultra Violet and Coral Heat.
What are your thoughts on this collection? Do you have any favorites, or any that you just wouldn't wear? Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!