I recently picked up HyperGel Naked Glow from ASOS in their sale and thought as its such a unusual colour, I’d share some swatches and my thoughts on the formula.
I love the ‘gel’ like formulas the nail companies have bought out. The finish generally looks professional, its ultra glossy and being a thicker formula (On me, although I know its not always the case for others) I find it lasts better on my nails. The Hypergel in Naked Glow from Models Own isn’t my first Hypergel shade, I have also got Coral Glaze (Swatch here) and a few other shades I’ve not popped on my blog. This post isn’t a review as the formula I’ve mentioned before in the other review, but to recap – its a nice thick formula which I find is opaque in 2 coats. On me these generally last around 3+ days without chipping, but with a good base and top coat you can get longer wear. Bare in mind though, that’s just based on my nails and its different for everyone. So, onto Naked Glow…
Naked Glow is a beige neutral shade, in the bottle it actually looks darker and more beige than its finished colour after painting. Its unusual in that its not really a cream, but not beige either and sits somewhere in the middle. Initially when I painted my nails I wasn’t sure and will add that with a tan this shade looks better. On the darker skinned ladies, this will look AMAZING! So, medium to dark skin tones and this one is probably for you. On the paler tones it can make you look a bit washed out.
As I mentioned this is a 2 coat to opacity polish and being a Hypergel its a super high gloss finish – so it does look amazing on. This is a creme formula, so there is no shimmer or glitter. I’ve taken photos with and without flash so you get a good idea of how Naked Glow looks in different lights.
Over all, I do like this shade but will say due to its tone I felt it was lacking. Maybe an iridescent top coat or a touch of sparkle is what it needs. For me, I just felt it was a bit plain. However, usually I love creme formulas, so maybe I’m just having a picky week. It lasted well on my nails and as I bought it for £3.60 (It was £4 in the sale plus an additional 10% off with a code ASOS was running), I’m certainly not complaining!
Lots of Love,