I’ve never really worn nude, pastel nail polishes because I could never apply them properly and they always ended up looking streaky. However, I’m always up for a challenge so when I found Avon True Colour BB 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Perfect Pink hiding in my BBMU goodie bag, I quickly decided to give it a go.
A BB nail polish is a new concept to me. Here’s what Avon claim about this nail enamel:
- Colour and care
- A built-in base coat
- Covers nail imperfections
- Increase nail length by up to 72%
- UV filter to prevent yellowing
- Smooths nail ridges
- Protects nails
But are these claims true? If you’re a long-time reader, you’ll know that my nails are full of ridges and they simply love to peel and break. This is why I was very sceptical of their claim that this polish smooths nail ridges. So how did it behave?
Avon True Colour BB 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Perfect Pink
Avon True Colour BB 7-in-1 Nail Enamel doesn’t have a thick formula and it’s rather easy to apply. However, it covers the nail unevenly so I have to apply three coats to achieve even coverage. The good thing about it is that it’s very well pigmented, so you don’t end up with a visible nail line (some minor nail imperfections are covered, too). It takes quite long to dry, so there’s a chance you’ll end up with chips before the day ends. The application is a slow process because the nail enamel’s brush is rather long and thin, so you have to be very precise when applying the polish.
As for the colour itself, it’s a warm-toned pink that looks just a bit too peachy on my nails. When I wear this nail enamel, it’s obvious that I have something on my nails but it’s a really great option for a subdued but classy look that’s suitable for office, lazy Sundays or even a cheeky night out.
Even though it’s supposed to have a built-in base coat (Avon, what does this mean?), I always apply a base coat first in order to protect the nails from staining. Perhaps this was a mistake because I didn’t notice any nourishing effect and my nails didn’t grow any faster (they are, in fact, growing faster but that’s not because of nail polish). My nail ridges weren’t truly smoothed but they did seem more even than they do when I use some other pastel polish – win.
All in all, I’m happy that I had the chance to try this polish and I’ll wear it every now and then when I get bored of more intense colours. The formula’s not my favourite but it is one of the better pastel polish formulas.
Avon True Colour BB 7-in-1 Nail Enamel is available on the Avon website for £3 (when on sale) but you can also buy it from an Avon representative.