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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Nath's Manicure: Flowery Cobalt (+Review)


Hi everyone!
I'm opening a new section on my blog which is Nath's Manicure ^^ Anything related to nails will be posted under this section ^^ You could also search my previous nail art tutorials on the directory tab and click "Manicure" ^^
Anyway, today I'm bringing you my recent manicure using Max Factor's Gel Shine Lacquer in Glazed Cobalt, plus the review of this nail polish (yes, my very first nail polish review).

Frankly speaking, I own very little nail polishes in bluish shade. I could say that this one is only the third one. I usually love burgundy shades, brownish shades, or purplish shades more. But this nail polish from Max Factor has a little bit purplish undertone, I think, so I would love to try it. Here's a little bit information on the product ^^


Name: Gel Shine Lacquer
Shade: #40 Glazed Cobalt
Brand: Max Factor
Origin: UK (Made in Ireland)
Content: 11 ml
Usage span: 36 months
Price: IDR 60.000

Ingredients:
Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Silica, N-Butyl Alcohol, Benzophenone- 1, Diacetone Alcohol, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate, Polyethylene, Mica, Phosphoric Acid, Aqua [+/- CI 77007, CI 15850, CI 77891, CI 15880, CI 19140, CI 77510, CI 77491, CI 77163]


An exciting development in Max Factor nails, new Gel Shine Lacquer is a make-up perfectionist’s dream, giving a gel-effect finish in just one coat that lasts for up to 7 days.


  • Shine, color, and lasting finish
  • Self-leveling formula, minimizes streaks or brush marks
  • Rich, thick formula creates a gel-like finish
  • Easy to apply, glides over nails


Max Factor's Gel Shine Lacquer comes in a glass packaging (I think?). It has a typical applicator of nail polish but with medium-size brush, which is not too big and not too small either. Like how Max Factor claimed, this nail polish has thick texture which make it hard to apply it on the nails evenly. I had to apply two coats to get the nail polish spread evenly on my nails. However, I could say that Max Factor's Gel Shine Lacquer has good pigmentation as on one coat application, the color show up perfectly although uneven.


I could say that I really love this nail polish color. One plus point is that Max Factor's Gel Shine Lacquer in Glazed Cobalt doesn't contain any shimmer or glitters since I don't really like shimmery nail polishes. It dries up really fast too! Although Max Factor claimed that this nail polish could last up for 7 days, I could see the polish went off a little on the tip of my nails after one day (without top coat). The color stayed pretty much for about 5 days, though.


Contains no shimmer or glitters
Dries up fast
Good pigmentation

Hard to apply the polish evenly
Doesn't stay that long without top coat as it claims

Ratings: 4/5



Yes, but another shades.
I'd love to try the burgundy shades, though (back to my usual faves :b).

You can find this product at Max Factor counters inside several department stores like Sogo or Metro.

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