There is nothing quite as annoying as chipping freshly painted nails a day after you’ve slicked on a coating of glossy polish. In fact, we’ve actually had a chip a mere hour after painting before.
Gel top coats, however, promise longer chip-proof wear. But do they actually work? We put Revlon’s Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat to the test against a general top coat. Two coats of red polish, one layer of top coat. Here’s what happened over a 5 day period:
Testing: normal top coat
Five days after first painting her nails, Lucy’s polish has chipped considerably.
Testing: Revlon Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat
At the end of the week, Lucy’s nails were still perfectly in tact – in fact, they lasted a whole 8 days before a chip appeared!