My First Manicure in 2015 featuring Maybelline Color Show Holographic in Blue Blaze!

Happy Friday! It’s now 2015 and that means another year of new manicures! Last year I posted about 2014’s first manicure (see that review HERE), so I figured it was fitting that I continue the tradition. I raided Momma Polishland’s nail polish stash again and discovered a lone Maybelline Color Show polish from the Holographic Collection. I decided to put it to the test to see if a drugstore brand can get that holographic formula right!

Maybelline Color Show Holographic – Blue Blaze Maybelline Color Show Holographic – Blue BlazeBlue Blaze is a silvery-blue polish with a metallic formula. It does have some holographic shimmer mixed throughout the base, but I would not call this a holographic polish at all. The formula felt just like a metallic – it was patchy and pulled easily. However, it did build up well. I applied three thin coats to get the look you see pictured. I am happy with the result, but I would definitely label this polish a metallic and not a holographic.

Maybelline Color Show Holographic – Blue Blaze

I took these pictures in direct sunlight to ensure that any holographic effects would be captured. As you can see, there is a bit of shine, but no strong rainbow prism effect. Thus, while this is a good polish with a unique color, it does not compare with the holographic formulas we know and love.

You can find Maybelline Color Show Holographic in Blue Blaze for sale on Amazon HERE for about $4.50. I’m quite interested to know your experience with this range of polishes if you’ve tried them. Did you get a strong holographic effect, or did they apply more like a metallic for you as well? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Nichole M says:

    I tried Bold Gold from their holo collection and thought the same thing. Very pretty, but the formula’s a little weird and it’s definitely not a holo polish. After seeing that Blue Blaze is the same, I probably won’t be giving this line another chance, at least not for a color I wouldn’t buy without the “holo” claim.

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