If you’re a frequently visitor of the nail polish aisles then you’re probably pretty familiar with the big shots on the shelves but in the past year Covergirl has been causing a stir with their newly repackaged Outlast line of products. Growing bigger every time I hit the shops, their Stay Brilliant nail polish range has just been growing bigger and bigger with more colours, finishes and limited edition collections.
Product: Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Polish*
Colours: 45 shades (via Covergirl website)
Price: $5 CAD
Would I (re)purchase: Yes, probably.
Ever Reddy (creme)
Diva After Dark (shimmer)
With a traditional thin brush applicator, the formulation is very easy to work with, a great surprise when it comes to drugstore polishes which can often run too sheer or too thick and drying time per coat is about 1-1.5 minutes to the touch. Most colours need 2 coats but a few required 3 to be perfect.
What did impress me however was the glossy finish that stayed even as the polish itself wore down and for a girl who loves her nails shiny like a freshly waxed Camaro, I can actually say that I would feel alright going without a shine enhancing topcoat.
Note: I do recommend that you take the extra minute to use a base coat as I found some of the brighter or darker colours did tend to stain after a few days of wear. When I wore a base coat combo, this didn’t pose a problem at all.
If you’re a colour loving type who likes switching up your polish to match you mood or outfit, these Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant polishes will be a great addition to your collection especially if you’ll only be wearing them a day or two. They are so easy to work with and the selection of saturated colours will make you smile. On the other hand, if long lasting durability is what you’re after and you only like to do your nails once a week then these little bottles will fall short of your expectations.