Models Own have added 10 fresh new shades to their popular HyperGel line for Spring, and I have 5 shades to share with you today!
Ok, I LOVE Spring pastels. Actually, more than love, I'd say I'm a bit obsessed. The pastel shades in this new release are making me crave slightly warmer weather, daffodils and bunny rabbits! ;)
Tropical Green - I was very excited about this one and the colour IS amazing, but the formula is too sheer for my liking; it could have done with being much more pigmented. I used 4 coats in order to cover my nail line. Despite needing so many coats, it manages to be quite easy to apply.
Purple Orchid - beautifully bright purple, reminiscent of the Pantone 2014 colour of the year. A more pigmented formula than Tropical Green, but I still needed 3 coats to even the colour out.
Long Beach Peach - slightly-brighter-than-pastel peach. The formula was a bit streaky here, I had issues evening it out - if you have the same trouble I'd recommend using a big ol' slick of top coat to help even out the surface. I used 3 coats
Paradise Pink - IN LOVE with this colour! Palest dusty pink with a strong lilac tone, it's just gorgeous. Again the formula was a bit streaky, but better than Long Beach Peach. 3 coats
Powder Blue - pastel baby blue. A better formula than the other pastels in the release, but still in need of 3 coats to even it out.
There are some beautiful colours here, though they're slightly let down by the formulas, which isn't really an issue I've come across with the HyperGel range before. As I said earlier, if you're having trouble with streakiness, apply a thick coat of top coat and it should help to even it out.
- Available now in Superdrug, Models Own Bottleshops and www.modelsownit.com, priced £4.99 each