Dior Gel Effect

Dior Gel Effect

Now that the Dior Gel Shine Nail Lacquers have launched, I thought it’s worth a little look at them again – I’ve picked out my favourites from the neutral and nude category to illustrate the post, but it’s more a post about how formulas make a difference.

I did a mani with another brand over the weekend, and after using the Dior Gel Shine, the formula feels so thin and flat. It really does make a difference to have that ‘gel effect’ for a thicker, plumper formula. I’d have to be completely honest and say that I haven’t noticed that that they chip less, but I’m all over the shine and the way it can mask nail flaws. My nails are prone to flaking.. you can see when the nail layers are starting to separate so for a flawless nail look, thinner polishes don’t really mask that in the way that thicker ones do. However, unless someone took a magnifying glass to my fingertips, I’m not sure anyone would really notice a slight ridge where a flake is starting to appear!

Dior Nails

Dior Nails

I definitely see a point in the future where all but professional ranges change the way that they formulate – there is such a difference between gel effect and regular polish and I’m totally a convert. I just couldn’t be bothered with the maintenance of a ‘real’ gel manicure with regular infills, the same colour for weeks on end and the nightmare of removal, but I can see how they’re convenient for many. Gel effects are the perfect halfway house really for those who like doing their nails but want the look and feel of glossy gel, but all the options of removal and lower maintenance. The downside is that gel effects are nothing, in terms of longevity, when compared to real gels.

I’ve spotted the Dior Gel Shine Nail Lacquer on Escentaul.com HERE for £15.75 each.