Maybelline Color Show Jelly Tint Nail Varnish Review

When Eleanor asked me in a passing comment to write her a blog about my new nail varnish, I don’t think she actually expected me to do it.

Yet here I am, always full of surprises!

I love nail varnish. I’ve got a shoe box that’s so heavy I could probably do some kind of strength training with it – and I’ve got to the point now where I know I’m probably buying a colour I’ve already got, but I buy it anyway. Which is why I always like it when something that’s obviously new hits the shelves!

Imagine my joy when I saw the Color Show Jelly Tint Nail Varnishes from Maybelline.

I chose the colour known as ‘Fuchsianista’ because despite my favourite colour being blue, I buy a heck of a lot of pink stuff. But it’s not your usual looking nail varnish.

It’s slightly transparent, and lately I’ve been thinking about getting some kind of shellac nail treatment and thought this could do that without needing to fork out for a professional job.

However, this is an honest review so I’m going to be real with you. When I came to apply this varnish, I looked up how to do it online. This is because Eleanor and I spent a bit of time debating it over lunch the other day – and we concluded that the nail varnish looks like something you use as a second coat on top of another colour.

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But we were wrong!

Despite the fact Maybelline recommended about 80 other products I would need to make a success of this nail varnish job, I did well on my own with Beauty UK’s quick dry, high gloss, long wear as a base coat.

Then I set to work with my new colour.

It says to put as many coats as you want on the website. So I thought, what the hell – let’s go crazy!

But two coats were enough. It’s incredibly shiny and high gloss, and I appreciate not having to put a top coat on this to give it that extra shine.

It also dries super quick – which is good because I’m impatient when it comes to not doing things till my nails are dried.

The only downside I found was that it’s incredibly easy to smudge. But then what nail varnish isn’t? It’s usually down to me being impatient, as referred to above!

Now all I need to do is talk myself out of going back to buy the rest of the jelly shades too.

Can’t imagine that I’m going to be very successful

I rate this product 8/10 – and I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a new shade with a bit of a twist.



I’m Eleanor, a UK Manchester based Lifestyle & Beauty Blogger. I write about beauty products, feminism, mental health and my adventures in the big city of MCR.