The New Maybelline Fast Gel Nail Polish Is Here — And Perfect for Your DIY Mani

May 08, 2020
Samantha Holender
By: Samantha Holender | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
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I’ve been doing a decent amount of DIY manicures since social distancing started. And while my at-home mani skills aren’t straight-up terrible, I do have a tendency to smudge my nails pretty much instantly after I apply the polish. Quick dry or bust, you guys. Even if I somehow manage to keep my nail polish intact until it dries, though, regular nail polish only lasts me about two days. Chipping the ring finger is simply inevitable. That said, you can imagine my excitement when I learned that Maybelline New York just dropped a fast-drying, gel nail polish line. 

The Maybelline New York Fast Gel Fast Drying Nail Lacquer has a quick-dry formula (hallelujah!) and keeps your mani looking fresh, so worries about chipping and smudging can be set aside. With a whopping 18 shades, the line includes just about every color you could ever want, too. So whether you lean toward sleek, nude polishes, bright pinks (hi, yes, me!), violet hues or deep royal blues, you’ll be able to find a polish that matches your mood. Another reason we can’t wait to give this a go? The nail polish has a cuticle-shaped brush (think: shorter on the sides and longer in the center) that makes application mess-free and super easy. Even though you can’t actually make it to the salon right now, you’ll still be able to DIY a salon-quality manicure from the comfort of your home. Just clean up your nails (read: nail file, cuticle oil), apply two coats of your color of choice and seal in the shine using the Maybelline New York Fast Gel Top Coat

FYI, the polishes are sold exclusively at Dollar General right now and retail for $2.50.