Compare Swatches
Steph's Closet Nail Polish Blog & Photo Gallery

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Maybelline Gray-t Glamour Nail Color for Fall

Maybelline Grayt Glamour Nail Polish

Maybelline Fall 2010 Nail Collection

Debuting this Fall from Maybelline, a collection of deep and sultry shades inspired by the Mercedes Benz 2010 Runway Colors. As much as I love rich and vampy nail hues, only one came home with me this time-- we'll get to the reason why in a second but first, Gray-t Glamour.

It's a dark gray with subtle multi colored shimmer. A close relative could be Orly's Pixie Dust. It has the same multi shimmer except it's more blue, and Gray-t Glamour is a deeper gray. 

Check out a mattified version below. 

Maybelline Gray t Glamour Mattified  

I'm still in the testing stage of Elf's new matte finisher. The flat finish is nice: it's not satin-y or semi glossy like some brands. However, I did notice a lot more streak lines than usual. But for a buck, give it a shot and let me know what you think?!

Application and Formula - this is what I was referring to above. Let's rewind back for a moment to Poptastic Pretty Collection. I've had a love/hate relationship with Maybelline since then. Love the colors, absolutely HATE the formula. Stiff brushes that it make it impossible to achieve a perfect three swipe application. Along with fiber or hair like particles in the formula to drive you up a wall!

With each seasonal release I'm a little bit skeptical for that reason, can ya blame a girl? But I'm happy to say, this post ends on a good note. Gray-T Glamour was nearly perfect! And since then I've played around with two other colors from the collection, Pretty in Purple (display color) and Grand in Green with no application problems!

The Fall collection is available now thru September for a limited time only. The nail polish retails for $4.49/ea.

Maybelline fanatics, I want to hear from you! Have you experienced any applications problems over the last year? Please kiss and tell! Are you guys into vampies for Fall? Have a wonderful night!

(11) Comments

Jen said on Aug 25th, 2010 11:15 pm
I applied pretty in purple with major application issues. Was almost thick and goopy. Smoothed out a little with topcoat but not completely. :(

VP said on Aug 25th, 2010 11:39 pm
Never tried Maybelline, but I'll have to after seeing this gorgeous color. Regarding application problems, I've had horrible issues with Revlon. I always get lots of bubbles. Any remedies?

Virginia said on Aug 25th, 2010 11:41 pm
I bought 4 of the shades yesterday! Gray-t Glamour, Grand in Green, Classic Black and Chic Chocolate. I tend to have really great wear with Maybelline so I love it when there are new collections! Plus, I got them on sale @ RiteAid for $1.49 each! I love sales and coupons :D

rmcandlelight said on Aug 26th, 2010 7:52 am
I saw this one and thought it was just a regular grey creme. But I did get grand in green, I better go back and pick up gray-t-glamour.

thedogismine said on Aug 26th, 2010 11:39 am
Great gray, but would it kill Maybelline to put ball bearings in their polish bottles?!?!?

Stephanie said on Aug 27th, 2010 8:23 pm
I've had the same problems with Maybelline polishes in the past, but I got Chic Chocolate from this collection and it was just fine. I love the color, too.

Kimberly said on Aug 27th, 2010 10:32 pm
I think I passed these up yesterday. Now I realize the folly of my decision! Must get Gray-T!!!!

Ling said on Aug 27th, 2010 11:31 pm
I loved the colour of Maybelline Denim Dash but boy was the brush awful. The polish texture wasn't that great either so it made application a nightmare.

Carol said on Sep 1st, 2010 11:34 pm
I got the purple one yesterday. Haven't tried it yesterday. After seeing how pretty your nails look with the gray, I will be going back tomorrow to get it. Thank you, Steph!

Jackie S. said on Sep 2nd, 2010 6:25 pm
This is a great grey!

Stefanie said on Sep 8th, 2010 10:52 am
I have to agree I bought some cute colors from the spring collection and the finish on my nails had tiny bubbles in it, the brush leaves a streaky look, and it chips easily. I saw the grey a couple days back and loved the color but passed it up due to the nightmare application I experienced with the others I had purchased.

Connect with Facebook

Post Your Comment

(Not Published)

Follow StephsCloset on Twitter Become a Fan on Facebook Subscribe to Youtube
Login, contact and learn more about my passion!
Latest feedback from my loyal readers

Patricia said, on Sep 26th, 2012 12:11 pm regarding Product Review: Red Carpet Manicure Pro Kit
Hi Steph,
Love your blog. You wrote: Always wrap the free edge or tip throughout each step. I didn't see this step in the video. Could you please explain how to do the wrap process and with what material. Thank you.

Megan said, on Sep 8th, 2012 1:12 am regarding Product Review: Red Carpet Manicure Pro Kit
I am wondering if these gel polishes can be used with other gels. I have a different system with a different brand of base coat and top coat, can the different brands of gel mix?

Shelly said, on Aug 19th, 2012 3:43 pm regarding Product Review: Red Carpet Manicure Pro Kit
I've had my kit for a couple of months now and love the way it lasts; but the Structure and Brilliance brushes are starting to stiffen and so is the gel in the bottles. Anyone else having that issue? Is there a way to thin them out?

Jill said, on Aug 8th, 2012 5:47 pm regarding Product Review: Red Carpet Manicure Pro Kit
Hi, does anyone know if I can thin out the red carpet base coat so that it is easier to apply?

Steph said, on Jul 3rd, 2012 4:14 pm regarding Wet n Wild Flash Dry Nail Colors
Hi Prinzy,
It was a gorgeous color! I remember picking up a few bottles because I loved the color so much! lol! Actually, yes, I'm launching a store in the next couple of weeks. I have everything built, I'm just working on the Terms and Conditions right now, so it should be very, very soon.

I only have about 10 Studio M colors in the store currently, but I will be taking special pre-orders once it opens.

prinzy said, on Jul 3rd, 2012 3:47 pm regarding Wet n Wild Flash Dry Nail Colors
I missed out on speed, looks like a gorgeous high-end purple. btw, are you still thinking of selling studio m nail polishes on your website? thanks

sarah said, on Jun 14th, 2012 8:03 am regarding Summer Collection: China Glaze Poolside
thanks :)

Steph said, on Jun 13th, 2012 2:04 pm regarding Summer Collection: China Glaze Poolside
Hi Sarah,
I'm not sure about retail stores, but you can still find them on

Sarah said, on Jun 12th, 2012 2:19 pm regarding Summer Collection: China Glaze Poolside
Can I still buy them in the stores now?

Debra said, on May 26th, 2012 4:59 pm regarding Product Review: Red Carpet Manicure Pro Kit
I've been playing with this system for about a month now. I love it! When I first started I used the clear just so I could get a feel for it. Then I got adventurous and tried a "sandwich" with a China Glaze color. It probably would have stayed on longer if I had been able to seal off the edges, but my nails were so short it was a bit difficult. The next time I used RCM gel polish in Simply Stunning (a pale slightly shimmery nude color). This time I had gotten enough practice to really make my coats thin and it worked out fabulous. I'm trying to send all my friends the Ulta 20% coupon (5/26 is the last day) so they can get a kit for about $64. :) Now I hope to get a little creative with color combos and nail design. Thanks for the review.

Read Past Blog Entries
Find what you need organized nicely
View subscribers or subscribe yourself!
Browse awesome images in the photo gallery
Link Love
Sendin' love to all my favorite divas!
Subscribe to Feed Feeds
Keep up with Steph's Closet!

Page Generated in 0.11 seconds