Can you believe it? This is the first polish I’ve tried from the Maybelline Color Show line – and what a polish to start with! Blue Marks the Spot is from the Polka Dots family that includes 5 polishes with black and white glitter suspended in a clear or sheer colored base.
When I first saw the Polka Dots display I passed. But after I saw Alli‘s review of Drops of Jade I decided to grab one. The overall effect is really unique, especially among drug store brands, and it’s quite stunning!
Application was a bit tricky, I ended up having to start over a few times because the glitter started to clump, so I recommend a little extra wait time between coats. For my swatches I used three coats.
Overall, while I like this polish, it will probably find it’s niche in my collection as a layering polish – I like the effect created with just one coat and I definitely prefer a more opaque finished look.
I’m thinking about picking up Clearly Spotted because I think it’d be a great as topper polish, or even in a jelly sandwich.
Check below for more pictures and see my first layering attempt with MAC Blue India!
One coat of Blue Marks the Spot:
Note: this is likely the closest you’ll get to seeing my naked nails 🙂
Bottle + Macro:
I love that this polish translates so well from bottle to nail – definite plus!
MAC Blue India + Maybelline Blue Marks the Spot: