Gel effect or Gel-polish hybrid? Not quite sure but I love the results. L’Oréal Extraordinaire Gel-Lacque Vintage Vinyl 717 Gel-Color (say that five times fast) is a slate gray creme with a hint of purple. It applies smoothly, doesn’t stain upon removal and definitely delivers on its promise of “Rich, ultra-glossy color” and “Perfectly shaped and volumized nails.”
I bought the nude version from this line a couple weeks back but returned it because I found a dupe among my stash in Spoiled Steel the Show. I did test it on my toes, however, and found that it went a full ten days without chipping–for what it’s worth.
I don’t like to keep the same color on my nails for more than a few days, but I was curious about this gel color’s overall appearance. Would it look like I got it done in a salon? Yes! Shown below is two days of wear. Minor wear at the tips and the glossy shine hasn’t dulled yet.
This about sums it up: I simply don’t have the patience to see if a color really lasts a week on my nails, but this line delivers on gloss, variety of colors in the line, and opacity.
Gel Effect level achieved.
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