Product Review: Rimmel London Lasting Finish Pro Nail Polish
MIRACLE PRODUCT: Rimmel London's Lasting Finish Pro Nail Polish in Sunset Orange ($1.99)
THEY SAY: The formula promises up to 10 days of maximum color impact and shine. With more than 800 fine textured bristles, the mistake-free brush is designed to adapt to any nail shape and require less strokes to apply, while delivering a smooth finish and streak-free results.
WE SAY: Keep reading for reviews from the editors.
Pros: I LOVE the brush! I paint my nails regularly, but I'm not very good at applying the polish. However, the thick brush made it easy, because the bristles stayed together. Also, my nails dried up really quickly after applying three coats. My nails also lasted around a week without chipping, which is a record for an at-home mani.
Cons: Usually, I apply only two coats of lacquer, but with this one, I had to do three because my nails weren't as opaque as I like them to be. This wasn't such a big deal to me, but the polish did give off a strong scent.
Pros: I am absolutely in love with the Sunset Orange color! It's very poppy and fresh. Plus, it adds a bit of vibrancy to dark ensembles. Because of the brilliant shade, I'll continue to use it.
Cons: I'm not too sure about the "super durable chip resistant" promise, but this nail polish did not last 10 days for me at all. It began chipping after just four days. I only put on the one layer with no top coats, so maybe it would have lasted longer if I did that. I'll probably continue to stick to my OPI and Essie, which actually can last 10 days.
Pros: The second I applied the polish, I noticed that the formula and brush were different from any I've swiped across my nail before. The color was thicker and richer. The price is unbelievably affordable.
Cons: As with most at-home manis, mine always chip after a couple days. This was the case with Lasting Finish Pro. I thought maybe my amateur skills was the problem, so I went to a salon and had the nail technician apply it for me. That time, it lasted four days. Unfortunately, I was really looking forward it lasting closer to 10 days.
Bottom Line: The color and application are a delight. While the formula lasts longer than other brands, the "up-to-10-days" guarantee didn't ring true for us.
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