It took a couple of trips to the beauty supply store before I caved in and bought this polish to review. Once I have a brand I trust, I usually stick with it. But the employees convinced me this wasn't like other polishes.
Why? Venique Nail Lacquer is made with Sil-Tek. This silicone-based ingredient allows the polish to expand and contract with the nail rather than chip or flake off. The company says it should last 7-10 days.
I'm all for making my polish last as long as possible so I gave it a whirl and bought one in "Biker Couture".
I tested this out on my sister since I had just done my nails. The polish goes on a little thick, but the application turned out smooth. I did two coats, but I really didn't need to. Probably force of habit more than anything.
I didn't use a base or top coat with this just to see how the polish itself performed. I was super disappointed. There was chipping happening within 12 hours. And not just a nick at the tips. We're talking 1/4 of the polish gone on some nails.
I checked out online reviews to see what people had said and everyone agrees that you need a non-Venique base and top coat or it won't last. It's a shame since the polish itself applies so well. The company's Facebook page said they're working on new formulas for their base and top coats.
I'll continue to try new brands as they come, but I won't be buying more Venique anytime soon. If you're still interested, you can purchase Venique polish at salons for $7.50 MSRP.