Maybelline’s Boho Gold review

Posted on Wednesday, at bought • 520 views

  • Manufacturer: Maybelline (owned by L'Oreal)
  • Availability: drugstores, channel partners, etailers; part of the Fall 2012 Fashion Week collection
  • Color Range: metallic bronze-gold with green-blue shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: USD$5.49* for 14 ml / .5 fl oz (price varies by region)
  • Would you purchase again: no
  • Similar shades: Chanel's Peridot, OPI's S-age is Just a Number, China Glaze's Rare and Radiant
Maybelline’s Boho Gold

The blue/gold duochrome polish trend continued well into 2011 and 2012 with China Glaze, Maybelline, and Sally Hansen each adding their versions. Boho Gold has a bit of colorshift, but it's not as strong as the original peridot. There's also just a bit more blue than green. The main color was a definite gold, not quite as much bronze tones as Peridot.

Like Pink Cosmo, this polish required several coats for full opacity. I lost some of the duochrome effect when I applied a top coat, but while Boho Gold is a fairly durable polish, it didn't hold up as long with no top coat. I got two days before I started seeing some dings. And, as with any smooth polish, touch-ups do tend to stand out from the original manicure.

I like this polish, and I got it on sale so it was an even better deal than its regular price; but if you already own some of the other Peridot-dupes, there's no need to be torn up over not having this one.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

Close-up photo of the middle three fingernails of the left hand, showing the nail color applied. The left hand holding a bottle of nail polish and displaying all manicured fingernails, with 2 coats of Maybelline's Boho Gold Four fingers in a row, resting on the thumb, with all nails displaying 2 coats of Maybelline's Boho Gold

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