It’s always nice to try a product that exceeds your expectations, I liked the sound of the new Sleek Gel Effect Lacquers but wasn’t expecting them to be amazing.
I started by first trying out Smokin’ Violet and was surprised by just how opaque it actually is, it needed two thin coats for an even application. I also noticed that compared to a lot of other gel polishes it is actually quite thin which makes it easier to apply but still remains pigmented. It also has a great flat brush but I actually struggled to use it as it was positioned a little off compared to the rectangular lid.
I also noticed how long Smokin’ Violet actually lasted, a whole five days which for me is rare and although I did have a little tip wear, there were no chips.
I also have three other colours Waikiki which is a beautiful pastel orange, Coffee Tea or me which is a mauve and that are both as easy to apply as Smokin’ Violet. I also have Sugar Coat Me which is a beautiful colour but as you can probably guess a little less opaque and slightly harder to apply.
I am actually really impressed by this new range from Sleek and look forward to them expanding the fairly small 8 colour range. Apart from the colour selection being a little narrow I would these may actually be the best gel polishes for this price point.
Have you tried any Gel Effect Polishes?