Maya Cosmetics Swatches and Review

by Lisa Heath

Maya Cosmetics Swatches and Review

There are some indie shops that absolutely blow me away time after time.  Maya Cosmetics is one of those shops.  I don’t think Maya Cosmetics can actually make a bad polish.  What I really love is that Kat (the creator) puts out  creme polishes with shimmer as well as glitter creations that are different, eye catching and just beautiful!

Today I have 5 Maya Cosmetics Nail Lacquers to show you!  Prepare to fall in love!


Smolder is pure amazing.  Smolder is described as Blackened plummy brown with pink, red & bronze shimmer.  I used 2 coats for this mani.  The shimmer in this is outstanding and I kept staring at my nails!  If you like vampy polishes, you need this one.

No Big Deal:

No Big Deal is another stunner.  No Big Deal is described as Green-leaning charcoal gray base with blue and green, gold & blue color-shifting micro flakes.  Another amazing polish.  Full opacity in just 2 coats.  The blue micro flakes really pop when the light hits just right.


Surly is one of my favorites!  Surly is described as a dark purple-gray with fuchsia and pink shimmer.  I only needed 2 coats for full opacity!  Maya Cosmetics has a knack for these creme based polishes with shimmer.  They are just perfect!


Grayscale is described as micro and small gunmetal, black, and white glitters in a clear base.  I only needed 2 coats for full coverage and a shiny top coat to smooth it out.  I was rather surprised that Grayscale covered so well in just 2 coats, I was prepared for more.  The white and black glitters are matte, but the gunmetal glitters scattered within are not, so when the light hits just right you get a sparkle here and there.  Very nicely done glitter!

Sugar Rush:

Sugar Rush screams Valentine’s Day polish to me!  Sugar Rush is described as micro and small satin/matte pastel pink, hot pink, and white glitters in a sheer pink base .  Much like Grayscale, I only needed 2 coats for this one as well and I topped it off with a shiny top coat.  Very pretty and definitely will get used in February!

I’ve said it in previous Maya Cosmetic posts and I will say it again, Maya Cosmetics quality, application and pigmentation rivals polishes you would find in a department store.   The shimmers are 2 coaters and the glitters are just done perfectly and the base to glitter is just perfect.

Maya Cosmetics definitely did an amazing job with these polishes.  Each one had it’s own unique look and her store contains “Shimmers” as well as “Glitters” so there is a little something for everyone, since I know not everyone loves lots of glitters either because of the look or the removal process.  Either way, Maya Cosmetics Shimmers are just as fabulous if you prefer those!

Make sure you check out Maya Cosmetics on her Facebook Page as well as on Twitter.

Maya Cosmetics Nail Lacquer retails for $8.00 per bottle and can be found on her shop page HERE

Hope you loved these swatches!  I can’t wait to see more from Maya Cosmetics!  Truly amazing creations <3

***Products in this post were sent for review.  All opinions are my own.***

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1 comment

michelle Lazo Rouhier January 10, 2013 - 9:48 pm

Freaking awesome swatches! And you totally said what I was feeling about her polishes!


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