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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Maybelline Colour Show Brocades | Gilded Rose

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You know what's fun? Finding something you kind of wanted but also kind of forgot about. That's how I came across the Maybelline Colour Show Brocades. I spotted a little display way down near the floor when shopping a few weeks ago. I was about to pass right by, but something caught my eye. That something happened to be Gilded Rose and it's a stunner.

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Gilded Rose is an interesting metallic-glitter as it's both gold and pink. The base is mostly gold- a soft, pale gold- that is home to soft pink glitter and hexes giving a rose gold look to the overall polish. It's a bitch to photograph as it's so reflective and metallic, so you'll just have to trust me that it is indeed gorgeous in person.

The formula is a bit thick, but not too bad to apply. I had heard that the Brocades tended to chip easily, so I applied Gilded Rose over Zoya Chantal- a pale, vanilla-nude. By using it over a base I was able to get away with one coat which did help with wear. I got about four days out of the above manicure by using CND Sticky base coat and CND Vinylux Weekly top coat.

Overall, I have to say I am a major fan of this polish! Are you a fan of metallic-glitter shades? Did you pick up any of the Brocades Collection shades?