I was quite impressed with the original set of Mariposa polishes I tried, even though their long wear polish was not great so I thought I would give them another chance. This latest Dollarama find is their glitter polishes. A set of 6 mini polishes for $3. These have a sand/pixie dust type feel to them, slightly matte bases with coloured glitter. All have decent opacity and much better dry times than the gel versions of Mariposa’s polishes.
Mariposa Glitter – Purple
I actually really like the purple Mariposa glitter polish. It is fully opaque in two coats and applies smoothly. It has a purple base with purple and silver glitter. The glitter helps pick up the colours around it so does lean more blue or more pink dependent on lighting.
Mariposa Glitter – Pink
The pink Mariposa glitter polish is probably the most wearable of colours. It leans slightly purple/lilac with a silver and coloured glitter.
This will give you an idea of the texture with one coat of top coat applied. So if you like your nails smooth, expect a few coats and a change in the look of the polish.
Mariposa Glitter – Blue
I did not expect to like the blue toned Mariposa glitter polish. In the bottle it seemed too bright and just not me. However, on the nail it does not appear as bright. For some reason, this one is less concentrated than the other five and suffered a little from brush marks in the layer below. It could probably benefit from an extra minute of dry time and/or a third coat.
With a third coat, the colour really shows well. Shown above with no top coat, you can see how textured the polish is as well as the various coloured glitter with some dark blue and silver.
Mariposa Glitter – Green
The green polish seemed to work better with my skintone than I would have thought. I have worn it three times and as you can see from the bottle picture, it made a serious dent in the amount of polish. Like the blue, it is a little lighter than it appears when looking at the bottle but is opaque in two coats.
No swatches of the orange and yellow Mariposa glitters as the yellow is an awful colour and orange will be featured in an upcoming post so check back for that one! But for those who want a better idea of the colours, here are close ups of the bottles.
Apart from where noted, all swatches shown with two coats and no top coat in natural afternoon light indoors. Dry time for all polishes is fairly quick but if you want to use top coat to smooth out the nail, expect to use three coats and necessary dry time for a smooth finish. The matte look will obviously disappear with this much top coat.