Monday, 9 September 2013
Astor Perfect Stay Gel Shine Nail Polishes - Review & Swatches
Astor a few months back released a new range of nail polishes called Perfect Stay Gel Shine:
"It’s now unbelievably easy to achieve sensational salon-style nails at home. Perfect Stay Gel Shine Nail Polish delivers gorgeously glossy, brilliantly coloured nails with a gel-like finish. Astor’s unique, patented LYCRA®*-rich Gel Shine formula ensures impeccable, lustrous shine and colour for up to 10 days. And the new 3-in-1 formulation means no base coat or top coat is required - wow! Furthermore, the easy-to-use Superior Salon Pro brush ensures a covers the whole nail surface for a one stroke application. Perfect."
There are 18 colours available, containing 12ml of product, each costing €5.99.
I chose Creamy Coral, Make A Splash and You Are Grey-T to review. And I can without a doubt say when I received the nail polishes, I knew I had somehow picked the most unappealing colours for myself. Not that somebody else won't like them, but they aren't what I would have gone for if I had been buying at a drugstore.
These bottles come with a salon pro brush which is thicker and wider and in two strokes you can get your nail painted, the brush's like Essie nail brushes won't spread to cover your nails if you know what I mean but still does a pretty good job.
Creamy Coral is a pastel coral shade that is quite pretty, but since I am not so overly fond of pastels and how they look on me, I don't see myself wearing it a lot.
All these nail polishes have the new LYCRA gel-shine formula because of which they looked good enough without a top coat. Nice and glossy! I needed two coats to achieve opacity.
Make A Splash is kind of a dull purple shade that would work quite well in Autumn/Winter. It also needed 2 coats.
You Are Grey-T looked like a muddy brown in the bottle but applied as a very chic grey. I have most hopes for this colour in the upcoming season because even though it is not my type it definitely is a very classic grey. Two coats applied in the picture above.
The formula for this nail polish was pretty good and smooth. I can't comment on their 10-day durability since every person takes care of their painted nail in a different way, although all three colours took quite some time to dry. I would say they are slightly expensive for 6 EUR otherwise I would have gotten some better colour options.