Maybelline has come out with yet another knockout Color Show line! The Brocade Collection is a group of glitter bombs that really do evoke lovely silky and metallic brocade fabrics. What ties this collection together is the iridescent shimmers in these polishes, which reflect gold, green and purple, they're so pretty! I'm on the lookout for the final two in this collection, but here are the eight in the main display.
Maybelline Beaming Blue has an almost duochrome base that shifts from blue to violet, packed with golden iridescent shimmer and two sizes of blue hex glitter. It reminds me a bit of the China Glaze Prismatics collection. This is probably my fave from the collection, so pretty! Three coats.
Maybelline Emerald Elegance is a green jelly base with green and golden iridescent shimmer and green hex glitter in two sizes. This one is amazing! I already love green polishes a biased amount, but this one is truly special. So lovely and sparkly, and almost a one coater!
Maybelline Black N Mirrors is a mix of tiny black glitter, gold hex glitter in two sizes, and golden iridescent shimmer is a charcoal jelly base. Oh I love this one, like carbon ore or something. So sparkly. This is two coats.
Maybelline Gilded Rose has a clear base jam packed with the golden iridescent shimmer that permeates this collection and two sizes of pink hex glitter. Oh this is lovely! Even in the shade is sparkles. This need three coats for opacity.
Maybelline Ruby Refined is a red jelly base packed with red and golden iridescent shimmer and two sizes of red hex glitter. Oh my, is this pretty! I don't have anything like this. It can lean a bit pink in some light. Two coats.
Maybelline Lavishly Lilac has a pale purple jelly base with tons of purple and golden iridescent shimmer and two sizes of purple hex glitter. This almost has the qualities of a duochrome in certain lighting, the purple shifts into gold quite a bit. Super flashy. This is three coats.
Maybelline Embellished Blues is another tough one to capture! It's a navy jelly with golden iridescent shimmer and blue hex glitters. I will say that this dries a bit lumpier than the rest! I actually thought it was meant to be a texture polish at first! Top coat will clear it up though. This is two coats.
Maybelline Amethyst Couture has a deep plum colored base filled with golden iridescent shimmer and purple hex glitter in two sizes. This doesn't have a jelly base like the other, it's almost a creme! This is super rich looking, but hard to capture. Two coats.