Dazzle in Blue

Today’s post is written by the lovely Liloo from lilooblog.blogspot.co.uk, someone who makes me green with envy every time I see her makeup posts and re-creations. Enjoy.
While a certain fantasy fire seems to have taken Britain by a storm, it’s another little gem from Max Factor which I would love to turn your attention to. It’s called ‘Dazzling Blue’, Colour Effect Mini polish and it’s quite simply stunning. I know what you’re thinking: it’s blue nail polish, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea and it doesn’t go with everything. I bought 2 bright blue nail polishes before and I got rid of them both. But this blue nail polish is a different kettle of fish altogether. Only a quick look at the bottle and you can already catch a glimpse of the depth of its colour: a strong iridescence of bright shimmery green, with subtle flashes of pink onto a sea of blue.

How does it translate on to the nails? The subtle flashes of pink are hardly visible, however the green iridescence left me weak at the knees. The blue base of Dazzling blue reminds me of the exotic waters of the Pacific Ocean and the green shimmer of Tinkerbell. Application was very easy, however it is a sheer polish, which is far from ideal for 5ml of product at £3.99.

My photos show 3 coats of polish which keep me more than happy but some of you might prefer to apply 4 coats for perfect coverage of the nail tip. Alternatively, if you want to maximise the value and life span of your polish, you can apply a coat of nude polish (may I suggest ‘Nude Champagne’ by Gosh, which is mind blowingly opaque in 1 coat) and 2 coats of Dazzling Blue on top. In an ideal world, this polish would have been opaque in 2 coats but its colour is so enchanting that I am happy to forget that. Think that blue polishes might not be your thing? Dazzling Blue might well win you over.

Check out Liloo’s blog here.



  1. Hafsa
    March 29, 2012 / 11:02 am

    Wow, what a gorgeous colour. Reminds me of chilling on the beach in the Caribbean!

  2. Daniella
    March 29, 2012 / 12:51 pm

    It's a very pretty polish, I've just purchased a couple of nude polishes so that I can wear this kind of sheer polish without getting mad about the amount of coats I need to apply.

  3. Louise
    March 29, 2012 / 3:13 pm

    yet another gorgeous blue 🙂

  4. jaljen
    March 30, 2012 / 1:51 pm

    I looked at this and just knew it would be wishy-washy. And such a small bottle!My fave blues (and I'm not much into blue) are Glitter Gal Blue holo and Essie Smooth Sailing.

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