Maybelline Superstay 3D Gel Effect Plumping Top Coat..
Maybelline Superstay 3D Gel Effect Plumping Top Coat £4.99 from Boots.com
The one problem I always have with my nail polish is longevity...my polish always seems to last a maximum of 2 to 3 days, it starts chipping on day 3 and by day 4 it looks a mess! So I am always on the look out for a decent top coat that doesn't cost a small fortune or a budget one that comes with so many promises and ends up being rubbish.
Don't get me wrong I do own some higher end top coats that are amazing and there is nothing wrong with them, I own OPI's top coat and its probably the best I have ever used...I just use it a lot and end up going through it quicker than I would like, this is why I am always trying budget ones to find one that comes close to OPI..and I think I have found one from Maybelline.
Maybelline Superstay 3D Gel Effect Plumping Top Coat is a fantastic top coat that gives you a gel effect look with the nail polish you are wearing beneath it, but I didn't really buy it for that reason, I bought it because I had read from other beauty bloggers that it gives your mani more staying power....and it does!
I first used this over one of my new OPI Hello Kitty nail polishes and was so impressed as my mani lasted well into 5 days before chipping, I know a lot of people will say its because I used a higher quality polish and they are right..a little.
The following week I used a cheap nail polish from Barry M and then used the Maybelline top coat over it and my mani lasted for just 4 days before it started to chip and peel off, now whenever I use Barry M without a top coat the polish lasts maximum of 2 days before it chips and peels so I was very impressed with it for that!
Overall this is a fantastic top coat for the price and makes your mani lovely and shiny as well as making your nails look a little like you've used gel nail polish. I have used it over high end and budget nail polishes and I think it works fantastically with both, the best way I use this to keep my mani looking fresh and shiny is to use it every 3rd or 4th day to extend the look of my polish even further than I have said above.
Have you tried this top coat?? Like or hate? Please let me know :)