Consumer Reports: $2 or $27 Nail Polish – Which has the longest wear time?

By Inspirationail

Consumer Reports logoA professional manicurist was hired to apply polishes to 10 volunteers in Consumer Reports headquarters, the purpose was to see which polish has the longest wear time.

The Test

The panelists wore two products simultaneously, each on every other fingernail of both hands. On the seventh, 10th, and 14th days after each manicure, two trained testers evaluated the panelists’ fingernails and scored wear. There were 10 additional volunteers to apply and remove the polishes at home and assess ease of use.

The Nail Polishes

Sinful Colors

Consumer Reports Find a nail polish that lasts Sinful Colors

CND Vinylux

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Revlon

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Sally Hansen

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Covergirl

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Chanel

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Nutra Nail

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The Results

  • Sinful Colors, CND Vinylux and Revlon looked good at day 10
  • Sally Hansen and Covergirl looked fair at day 10
  • Chanel chipped the same day it was applied
  • Nutra Nail gel polish has a bothersome aroma
  • No products looked good at day 14
    • A $2 polish beats a $27 one in wear time.

      Sinful Colors is top-rated and a Consumer Reports Best Buy. It takes longer to dry than the other polishes, if quick drying is important, choose CND Vinylux. If the convenience of one-step application appeals, try Sally Hansen or Covergirl.

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      About Consumer Reports

      Consumer Reports (CR) is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves.”
      They employ a strict “No Commercial Use Policy” ensuring the information consumers receive is free of influence, bias or commercial interference. [Source]

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