Dry, Dammit!

A nail blog by an impatient polisher

Maybelline Twilight Rays


*Nothing to disclose

Hello! Today I bring you a polish from Maybelline’s Color Show Collection, which I’ve had for a while now but just never worn for some reason, even though it’s the only black and gold combo polish I own. Twilight Rays is a black crelly base with pieces of flaky gold shimmer. It’s not what I would call a glitter; it’s more like there’s flakes in it. When in the right light the flakes lean a bit green, which is a nice surprise. I’m not sure how well I captured that in my photos.

Maybelline Twilight Rays by Dry, Dammit!

Maybelline Twilight Rays by Dry, Dammit!

This is just two coats. As you can see, even though it’s a crelly base it builds up quite nicely to opacity. I really like too how the sizes of the flakes are different, they’re not all uniform. I think that makes this polish a little different to the other polishes of the Color Show Collection, which I’ve found to be really stock standard and honestly, a little boring.

I found removal to be very easy, I did the foil method just in case but I don’t think you would have to, actually. The formula was a bit watery, which has been my experience with all my Maybellines, but once a second coat is on top it’s all fine. The brush was a little difficult to work with as it’s just so darn thin. While I put a top coat on, I found the next day as I was wearing it some of the tips were quite worn. I’m assuming this is because of the polish’s watery consistency.

Maybelline Twilight Rays by Dry, Dammit!

Maybelline Twilight Rays by Dry, Dammit!

Maybelline Twilight Rays by Dry, Dammit!


  • Where to buy: Priceline (and other chemists, this is just where I got mine)
  • Cost: AU$5.95
  • Volume: 7ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

I wish Maybelline would bring some of its other Color Show polishes out in Australia as I really want to try the range of polka dot polishes. There are so many beautiful pictures of these floating about the internet. 😦 We will wait and see. Thanks for reading!

11 thoughts on “Maybelline Twilight Rays

  1. Gorgeous!
    Singapore doesn’t bring in Maybelline polishes! ): I can’t wait for the day they will…

  2. Ooh, I can see a little bit of green, which I quite like. And may I just say, death to the tiny brushes! Ugh, they are just so annoying. And of course I just had to go look at the polka dot polishes you mentioned, and they are so cute! Come on Maybelline, gimme the polka dots and take my money already!!!

  3. i like that black!!! its got some sparkle in it

  4. I love the Color Show polishes. This one is so pretty!

  5. This is a really lovely looking shade, I like the tint of green to it!

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