I am here with the review of the famous Gel Stylist Nail Paint from Lakme.
What Lakme says about Gel Stylist :
Nails are fast becoming the next big beauty accessory for today’s fashionable woman who seeks professional and salon based expertise to achieve highly styled nails. Inspired by this insight, the breakthrough Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist range packs the performance of a gel manicure in a bottle to ensure glossy and plump nails in a single stroke.
This break-through product range aims to introduce the global trend of gel based manicures in the country. It comes with a highly pigmented colour formula to ensure super glossy and plump nails. A singular simple stroke delivers rich colour and a high gloss finish that stays for long. The Absolute Gel Stylist comes in exciting shades ranging from tomato tang, coral flush to nudes like nude glow and caramel melt. The range is your very own manicurist in a bottle giving you an unmatchable shine and the most perfectly styled nails.These are available in 8 shades at Rs. 400 (3.6gm)
Pink Burst is a lovely hot pink that looks great on both hands and toe nails. It is a lovely bright shade and would suit all skintones.
The brush is flat and helps in quick application. Texture wise, it is thick and I get opaque coverage in one coat itself. However, I tried appplying one more coat for that perfect finish. I quite like how evenly it applies and it does not go streaky or form bubbles. The finish is neat and glossy. I have thin and brittle nails and this nail paint makes them appear fuller and thicker, so full points for that. However, it takes a minimum of half an hour to dry completely so you need a lot of patience.
The glossy finish stayed for more than 3 days on my nails and eventually faded. The nail paint starts chipping at the edges after 5 days which I feel is good compared to other nail paints. It looks fantastic and salon done like when freshly applied so if you have a party to attend, you are sure to pick this first than any other regular nail paint.
The quantity is good for the price and the shades are to die for. I have already picked up 2 more from this range. I wish they had a teal and a blue as well.
Rating: It is a winner for me so I would give it a 4.9/5 ( For the limited shade range) No other nail paint has made my nails look so healthy so am highly impressed with the finish. These are not exactly gel nail paints but am not at all behind those facts. For me, it is a nail paint that looks neat, applies evenly, stays long and is easily available. Not easy on the pockets I agree, so I bought it one by one, not all in one go.