I picked up 4 of these Maybelline polishes a few weeks ago and have been meaning to post them. I swatched this post a little out of order, doing Sapphire Masquerade first. I almost just threw the towel in on swatching the others after Sapphire Masquerade, it was really that bad. I'm happy I didn't give up and will have the other two colors I purchased, Lavender Sparks and Sea-Quins, swatched tomorrow. :)
Sapphire Masquerade has a deep purple base with medium sized fuchsia and lavender colored hexes, small lavender hexes and micro lavender glitter. I used 2 coats of Sapphire Masquerade on all nails with a top coat of both Seche Vite and Hong Kong Girl Top Coat.
Formula was awful; thick, clumpy and just down right a pain in the butt to use. I added thinner and while that helped a little, it was still a struggle to use. After 2 coats of top coat it still had a very bumpy feeling to it and without top coat it was really rough to the touch. I don't own a bottle of Gelous, this maybe a sign though I need to pick one up though, so I can't say it that would have helped smooth it out or not. Despite it's horrible formula, the color is really gorgeous and gives off a "glowing" effect. I just can't really say I completely love it because of the formula. :/
Maybelline Color Show Sequins are available at mass market retailers like Walmart, Target and Walgreens. I picked up my bottles at Walmart and they were shoved in the back of another Maybelline Color Show display, so if you can't seem to find it near you check in other displays. ;) These are limited edition, if you are interested in purchasing them I would pick them up now. Well, pick up some of them except Sapphire Masquerade maybe. :P Find Maybelline on Facebook here.