Finally. COVERGIRL has gotten into the nail polish game and just launched a line of nail polish, or as they are calling it, Nail Gloss. If you wondered why they have waited so long, I think the formula says it all. This is a game changer. Introducing COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss.
Just looking at the bottle, I knew it was going to be good. First, just look at the packaging. The bottle is a very heavy glass, with a large square cap. It is very Chanel-esque, if I dare say so. The brush is very full, with bristles long and firm enough where they don't flop all over, but easy enough to easily apply the polish.
Now look at the formula. Just by looking at it, you will notice is is not too thin, nor thick. It is almost a gel-like liquid.
What is super special about the formula is that it is an all one formula. No base coat or top coat is required. No. I'm not crazy. The colors can last and stay glossy for as long as 7 days, with zero topcoat required.
I am the first to admit, and I have said it her many times; I suck at doing my own nails. I cannot give myself a manicure, and have depended on the same manicurist for years. I did want to try this and check it out for myself, so I took the COVERGIRL 7 Day Challenge. I painted my nails with this new polish and took a photo of my nails every day for seven days.
I need to say that the polish was very easy to apply. Like I said, the formula is almost gel-like, and applies very smooth and even over nails. It was a simple two or three brush stokes to get full coverage. I actually did two coats with the shade I selected, Smokey Taupe. The polish dried to a super glossy finish fairly quickly too. After about five minutes, my nails felt dry, but were still tacky. I was comfortable enough to use my hands after twenty minutes, when the polish was fully set and totally dry. Already I was impressed.
So onto the 7 day challenge. How do you think I did? How do you think it lasted? Take a look below.
The images speak for themselves. The glossy color lasted on my nails for 7 days, with just one small chip that happened shortly before I snapped the final picture. My nails looked beautiful and glossy for the week. Seriously, when is the last time that you could apply a drugstore polish and have it last for a week? Not just last, but last with full glossy shine and no top coat? It's a first for me!
I need to disclose that I have gel overlays over my natural nails. I am not sure if this affected the challenge for the better or not, but I felt it important to note. I did not apply any base or top coat, as stated.
Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss is for sale at drugstores and mass retailers right now, for about $5.49 a bottle. There are 15 shades available right now, and a full 45 shades will be for sale come January. When all the shadea are relased next year, I will be back with a complete list of shades and of course, more pictures.