Maybelline’s Pink Cosmo

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  • Manufacturer: Maybelline (owned by L'Oreal)
  • Availability: drugstores, channel partners, etailers; part of the Fall 2012 Fashion Week collection
  • Color Range: metallic pale pink-bronze-taupe with green-gold-brown shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: USD$5.49* for 14 ml / .5 fl oz (price varies by region)
  • Would you purchase again: no
  • Similar shades: China Glaze's Swanky Silk
Maybelline’s Pink Cosmo

Upsides for me: another duochrome! And not a green/purple shift! Also available in drugstores, not limited to etailers and Ulta (whenever they'd get around to stocking it). The color was more toward the pink, while Swanky Silk showed the gold a bit more and was generally warmer. This color had a smoother texture, as well. On the downside…it was rather thin, and sheer. It took four coats to get full opacity. I can use the China Glaze colors for nail art, but there's no way that this one could be anything but a background. It also isn't quite as durable as the China Glaze colors. I got tipwear the next day, even with a topcoat. (And the topcoat you use…can diminish the duochrome effects.)

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 Pink Cosmo Four fingers in a row, resting on the thumb, with all nails displaying 2 coats of Maybelline's Pink Cosmo

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