October 30, 2014

Max Factor Gel Shine Lacquer in Lacquered Violet

Max Factor Gel Shine Lacquer in Lacquered Violet
The gel effect nail trend has to be one of my favourites so far.  I've never been one to go and get my nails done so to be able to have that salon experience at home without sitting still for ages is a winner in my books.  As different brands try to get the perfect formula, some have fallen short in my expectations.  Thankfully, a brand that has ticked all boxes in my opinion is Max Factor* with their Gel Shine Lacquer range.  It may even be better than my favourite Nails Inc Gel Effects.  Here's how I got on with the Max Factor Gel Shine Lacquer in Lacquered Violet.

I first wanted to try Lacquered Violet as I thought I didn't have any other shade like it then I realised it's actually not too far off my Nails Inc Gel Effect in Bond Street.  Not quite a dupe I'd say in terms of colour, but very close! Lacquered Violet is a dark, slightly blue toned purple.

The formula is a dream to work with, exactly what you'd expect from a gel effect.  It's easy to blend the colour and it dries into a smooth finish almost instantly.  Perfect if you're impatient like me!  What I usually look for in a gel effect is a glossy look and feel and it has exactly that.

In terms of longevity I found it very long lasting, even without a topcoat.  I'm on approximately day 4-5 in this picture and there's no signs of chipping a all.  If you were interested in the Nails Inc Gel Effects but want something more affordable for half the price, you need to pick these up ASAP!  I'm definitely looking forward to trying out more shades from the range.

*PR Sample

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