Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Models Own HyperGel: Review & Swatches

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If you weren’t convinced by the at home gel kit in my last post, then Models Own new HyperGel collection might be more up your street.  Regular paint-on, swipe-off polishes in 10 colours from pastels to brights that leave a gel effect appearance on the nails - no UV or curing required.  After such a grey week I couldn’t have been happier to greet these pretty pastel shades which have made me look forward to Spring big time!

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The light dropped so much between me photographing the bottles and painting my nails that I didn’t have time to swatch the nude shade, Naked Glow, which is a shame as it’s a really wearable colour for my skin tone.  The two I have swatched are Lilac Sheen and Pink Veneer, both of which look much more sugary in real life and remind me of sugared almonds.

The lilac is gorgeous, the pink a touch too sweet for my taste, though I reserve the right to change my mind on this by Spring!  The colours are close to opaque in one generous coat, though I find two gives a better - and more gel-like finish, with a slightly raised effect. The texture is of course thicker than most Models Own formulas, so might take a little practice to create a perfectly smooth finish.  It’s tempting to add a top coat, though there doesn’t seem much point when you’ve selected a gel effect polish - it makes as much sense as putting a glossy topcoat over a matte polish - who, me?

As someone who often does gel manicures at home, these probably aren’t something I’d choose based on their main selling point, but I do like the colours and opacity - and they’ve definitely put a Spring in my step!

Oh yes - the reason I was so keen to share these today is that they are included in the Models Own sale which started today with 50% off orders of £25+ using the code HALFPRICE - full details here.  Models Own HyperGel colours are included in the sale as a pre-launch and will cost £5 each when they go into stores.

 

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