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Maybelline Cosmic Queen Review September 14, 2009

Filed under: Glitter,Nail polish — kachihadashi @ 04:53

Hi everyone!
Remember that awesome glitter topcoat I promised you? Here it is! It’s called Cosmic Queen, or maybe Flash Cosmic, it has two labels saying different things.
Anyhow, it is a clear polish with little translucent hexagons in it that flash in basically any color from seafoam green to purple, depending on the light and the color of nailpolish you wear under it. Here are some swatches:

Pedicure wants to say hi, too!

Pedicure wants to say hi, too!


Blue macro shot. Sorry for the messy application!


Brown macro shot


See the purple flash in the top right corner of the bottle?

See how it the glitter looks aqua over blue and very purple on my ring finger? (Btw, how do you call that color? Brown? Tan? Burnt orange? No idea… let’s stick with brown for now^^)
Really, these pictures don’t do this polish justice. Exspecially the black one, it’s my favourite combination! It looks almost ultraviolet in person, like tiny black light lamps on your nails. Gorgeous. You can see a bit of that effect in the blurry bottle photo, but it’s a lot stronger in real life.
About the formula. It has glitter in it, so if you do more than two coats, the little hexagons will pile up and form big glittery lumps, but you don’t really need that much. What you see here is one coat per nail. The consistency is perfect, not too thick and not too runny.
So, Cosmic Queen is amazing. Quite unique, too, I haven’t seen anything like it. Love!

The polishes I wore for base color were:
black and blue creme: Rival de Loop. Cheapo german drugstore brand, but the quality is quite decent.
“brown” and nude: Alessandro. This is one of the best brands I have tried so far, and they have an AMAZING fall collection this year! More about that coming soon!

Have a nice week! ❤