Saturday, September 1, 2012

NOTD: Maybelline Color Show in Downtown Brown

This is my first of the new Maybelline nail polishes, and I have to say... I will definitely be keeping my eyes open for more of these! They are smaller than your average bottle of nail polish at .23 ounces, but they're also a little less expensive than L'Oreal or Revlon at right around $2.99 a bottle.

Downtown Brown, from the new limited edition fall line, really called to me. It's been described as the nail polish version of MAC Club or Urban Decay Lounge eyeshadow; a warm reddish brown with a green shift. On the nail, it's stunning. In brighter light, it looks like a very warm auburn brown with green shimmer, and in shadow it can almost look like a warm charcoal grey with aqua shimmer. The (numerous) pictures I'm posting here don't do it justice; I never finish bottles of nail polish, but with only .23 ounces in this one, I am sorely tempted to pick up a backup. It is that cool. The formula was just fine (nothing stellar about it, but I didn't have problems either), and it was opaque in two coats.

Not my neatest manicure ever (I swear, it'll look fine on my nails, and then I'll see a close up shot and wish I'd spent some more time cleaning up my cuticles), but I think this gets the point across.






Summary: Yes! Go buy this! If there is any part of you that thinks this color is appealing to you, you should be keeping your eyes peeled. The pictures really don't do this one justice, and it's such a neat color for fall.

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  1. i couldnt resist this one myself! need to try it soon. such an awesome color for maybelline.

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    1. It is really neat! I am pleasantly surprised that Maybelline did this color.

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  2. I'm so glad you like it, too. I'm really loving mine and already bought a backup bottle!

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    1. I am definitely contemplating that option!

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  3. Yup, think I need it! Lol, thanks Sarah!

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    1. Haha, you are welcome! ;) I love how bloggers enable one another and help justify purchases!

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  4. Ahh, I passed up this display a few weeks ago when I first saw it, and now I'm kicking myself for not picking up one of these polishes! This seems like a great twist on a neutral shade.

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    1. Ooh, hunt it down! It's really pretty.

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  5. The first thing I thought when I saw this was, "It looks like MAC Club." I know what you mean about the closeups, you think your makeup looks good but when you see it up close it's like ARGH! Lol. I have a bunch of these as they were on sale for $2 one day at the dreaded Walmart but I find they chip quite badly, unfortunately.

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    1. Oh no, I am so sad to hear that! I only wore it for two days and didn't have any troubles with this one in that time... I will know to be extra careful with it if I ever want to try keeping it on longer than that.

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  6. I need to be on the lookout for this! It's so pretty!

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    1. It is! I think it is really unique while still being really pretty!

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