Maybelline Express Finish Nail Paint in Deep Violet

By Christina.Hey gals… How ya all doing?

I am back with a review of one of my favorite nail paints… ­čÖé

Its the Maybelline Express Finish Nail Paint in Deep Violet shade.

Price: INR 200 for 10 ml.

What the product claims:

Make every colour wish a reality with our collection of vibrant nail colors.

The way I see it:

I generally do not use nail polish. But I used to color my nails like a peacock when I was younger. Now I just use a nude matte on my toes.

The shade I bought is one that I love. Just love!

I have never used a frosty colour like this but I really, really enjoyed wearing it.

It looked so pretty in the bottle. I only wanted to check out the swatches in this collection and had no intention of picking up one. But such is life!

Maybelline nail paints are quiet inexpensive when compared to the other brands offering the same colors and same formula.

The packing is the same as the older colors in the same range. Simple hassle free glass bottle with a shiny metallic colored cap.

The brush is quite good too and it picks up enough paint to coat your nail completely. It ensures that it delivers a smooth and neat application. It is easy to manoeuvre.

When I applied one coat, I could see streaks in the colour. I applied the second coat and the streaks were still there. The third coat covered all the streaks and gave an amazing finish, luster and pigmentation.

Awesome! So yup, you need two to three coats of paint for an opaque look.

The colour does dry super-fast so it does live up to its claim.

With normal housework that excludes washing dishes the polish will last for 3 to 4 days. After that you will have to re-apply.

The new colors launched range from turquoise to violet, fuchsia to purple, mauve to khaki green.

The ‘Yay’ factors:

  • Reputed brand
  • Easily available all over India
  • Pretty affordable
  • Dries quickly as per claim
  • Anti-chip formula
  • Vivid shades
  • Unique flow-control brush
  • Long lasting color
  • Wet to set in 40 seconds
The ‘Nay’ factors:
  • Repaint in 3 days
  • Wish there were some matte shades too in this range



HnB rating:

Take a look at the other colors available in this range –

  • Turquoise Lagoon
  • Exotic Violet
  • Fuchsia Fun
  • Pearly Fuchsia
  • Chrome Purple
  • Deep Violet
  • Acid Plum
  • So Natural
  • Onyx Black
  • Silver Speed
  • Khaki Green
  • Mauve Diamonds
  • Turquoise Green
Maybelline suggests the following steps to apply nail paints effortlessly –
1. Paint the first line of nail polish up the centre of your nail, starting from the base to the tip. This is the middle coat.

2. For the cleanest look, be sure to leave a small space at the base of the nail.

3. Then apply color to the rest of the nail with one sweep of polish from the nail base to the left of the middle coat.

4. Repeat the above step to the right of the middle coat now.

5. Let your nails dry for sometime before you go for the second coat in the same way above.

HnB Ed – Such a gorgeous shade it is… totally loving it! Plus the below pic with other nail paints is making me drool all the more…

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