How pretty are the new shades of L’Oréal Infallible Nail Paints (£7.99; pictured above)? I hadn’t tried any of these double-ended nail polishes before and was keen to get a handle on them before my summer holiday as they are ideal for travel. Contrary to my expectations, however, the double-ended design doesn’t mean that the main body of the product has a brush at either end; in fact, there is a dinky, slim little bottle of varnish hidden in each end of the central tube.
It couldn’t be simpler to use L’Oréal Infallible Nail Paints – the two steps are clearly marked, one and two. You start with the colour (base coat not included; I didn’t bother with any) which I found to be a bit runny for my liking. Each time I have used it, I have dripped some of it on my table – which is not something that usually happens when I paint my nails. On the plus side, however, it comes with a decent-sized brush which makes a neat nail pretty easy to achieve.
I’ve seen some reviews of L’Oréal Infallible Nail Paints which criticise them for streaky colour and say that multiple coats are required. I haven’t found that to be the case. I actually just painted on one coat and thought it looked great.
Step two is, obviously, the top coat which I found to be easy to apply and quick-drying. I wouldn’t say it was the ideal choice if you like a high-gloss effect, even though it claims to be a gel finish.
And as for how long the colour lasts, well it lasted pretty impressively, though – as someone who types for a living – my idea of good is possibly not the same as yours! Put it this way, it lasted much, much better than expected – and has secured its place in my holiday suitcase …..