Maybelline Superstay 7 Days Gel Nail Colour

Previously on Do Not Refreeze, I have boldly proclaimed Nails Inc Gel Effect polishes to be my one of my all-time favourite nail polish formulas. I’d say that still stands, but they definitely have a more purse-friendly contender in the shape of Maybelline Superstay 7 Days Gel Nail Colour*.

Maybelline superstay 7 days

Maybelline superstay 7 days
L-R: Pink in the Park, Pink Volt, Orange Punch, Lime Me Up, Uptown Blue

Maybelline superstay 7 days

The Maybelline Superstay 7 Days line has been around for a while, but the end of June sees the launch of five new shades that have got you covered whether you’re preferring pastels or brights for this season. The brights – Pink Volt, Orange Punch and Lime Me Up – will look utterly stunning with a tan or against darker skins, while the pastel shades Pink in the Park and Uptown Blue are a better complement to paleys like me. But sod the rules; if you like a colour, wear it.

The formula on these is wonderful. That elusive, perfect consistency that gives an easy paint job without pooling at the cuticle, a plump-looking, shiny finish and pigment in spades. If you apply with care and intent, you could quite happily get away with one coat of these bad boys (but I always apply two out of habit, you know me). They become touch-dry pretty quickly too, and are undentable within about 20 minutes or so if you’re going to forgo topcoat for whatever reason. And while we’re here, let’s just take a minute to appreciate the brush – very similar to that of the Nails Inc gel polishes, it’s flat and wide and rounded at the edges which means you can cover every nail swiftly for a colourful manicure in record time.

As for wear time, I’ll let you make your own judgement on that. In the photo above, I’d had Uptown Blue on my nails for – as the name would suggest – 7 days. There’s just a smidgen of tipwear, but certainly nothing to complain about. In fact, my biggest problem there is how much my nails had grown since applying it, leaving that not-so-sexy void between polish and cuticle. If that’s my biggest problem, then I’d say Maybelline are onto a winner.

There are already lots of Maybelline Superstay 7 Days polishes already available, but these five new shades will be out at the end of this month, available from all the usual suspects – Boots, Superdrug and the odd supermarket if you’re lucky – for £4.49.

4 thoughts on “Maybelline Superstay 7 Days Gel Nail Colour

  1. I need to buy uptown blue it keeps catching my eye, I’ve never really tried the maybelline nail polish but they look like they have some beautiful colours xx

  2. The brush on nail polishes is a massive deal breaker for me, if it’s wide and rounded I’m sold – on that note I think I might have to invest in the ‘Orange Punch’ one of these :)

    Beauty Butterfly | UK Beauty Blog

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