Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Maxfactor Gel Shine Lacquer Review

Maxfactor Gel Shine Lacquer in (L-R) - Sparkling Berry*, Vivid Vermillion*, Twinkling Pink* & Radiant Ruby*

I was pretty excited a little while ago when four shades from the new Gel Shine Lacquer collection from Maxfactor turned up at my doorstep. I'm sorry to say I've never actually tried a polish from Maxfactor before, so I was really keen to see how these new lacquers faired. 

The new range features nine shades in total, and the four I received were Sparkling Berry* - a deep berry shade, Vivid Vermillion* - a totally 'pow!' bright orange, Twinkling Pink* - the perfect bright pink, and Radiant Ruby* - a gorgeous deep ruby red. Each of the shades are seriously stunning and I love the mix of brighter colours and deeper, more autumnal shades. I can definitely see the two reds getting a lot of use over the coming autumn months. 

In terms of quality and finish, these polishes are divine. The above nail swatches are actually from just one coat - proving just how opaque and pigmented these polishes are. They glide on seamlessly, dry quickly and give a completely stunning glossy finish. You look like you've had a gel manicure with these babies on, and the staying power is fantastic, with them lasting a good few days before they start to chip. I'm actually happy to say these are better quality than some of the big name nail polish brands out there, and at so £6.99 each they are completely worth the money. 

Have you tried the new polishes from Maxfactor yet? I've got my eye on this green shade - too perfect for autumn! The polishes are available at Boots and Superdrug stores, and are currently on offer for just £5.99 at Superdrug


  1. I can't believe that that's only one coat - they look amazing and definitely like they've been done in the salon! I really want to try these now, I love the look of Radiant Ruby :)
    Love Holly xx


  2. Oh those shades all look lush! I have never tried a max factor nail varnish either but that may be about to change since I read this!



  3. These look really lovely. I too have never tried a Max Factor nail polish but these may be my first purchase. The red is such a gorgeous shade x

    Bridie | Upon My Sleeve
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  4. These colours are all beautiful i really like the pink shade! Never tried anything by max factor though haha ! Strange!



  5. These are so pretty I adore radiant ruby! xxx


  6. These are all gorgeous, really like the turquoise polish you've got your eye on too! xx

    Ioanna | www.hearting.co.uk

  7. I really couldn't pick a favourite colour - they're all so pretty!

  8. Radiant Ruby looks gorgeous & the colour pay off with one coat is amazing! Great post xox

    Justine | Beauty Toolkit

  9. I'm shocked that these swatches are from just one swatch! They look gorgeous :)

    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog



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