Essence The Gel Nail Polish 13 Forgive Metorek, maj 12, 2015
Forgive Me is one of the completely new shades by Essence and a part of their The Gel Nail Polish line. Just one of the improvements that these gel formulas brought are much better performing pastels and this is precisely such a shade.
Forgive Me is pastel Miss Piggy/Barbie light warm pink. It looks a bit darker on the nails than in the bottle, so I wouldn't put it in the nude category, also because it does a have a level brightness to it against my pale skin. This is one of those super girly colours, but appropriate to be worn for so many different occasions.
I can now say that the formula is a "classic" gel one. If you ever tried nail polishes like Deborah Smalto Gel Effect, this is very similar. It's a thick, but smooth formula that is very opaque, almost to the point of being a one coater, but it mostly needs another one for a perfect even finish. Just as all such gel formulas, it has a strong shine, which lasts quite well, several days at least. The brush is one of those wide ones and performs so well despite the narrowness of my nails.
Staying power and drying time are both impressive. I used it twice with no base or top coat and I noticed no difference in staying power if I would. These nail polishes are certainly fantastic for the price.
I got mine in Müller for a very affordable 1.69 €.
Have a great day!