The COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss Challenge: Part 1

Never one to stray away from a challenge—I just accepted COVERGIRL’s challenge to wear their new Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss for seven days straight, to see if it holds up to its bold promises. I know there are a lot of nail polishes out there that promise long wear, but here’s a point of difference for the newest innovation from COVERGIRL; they promise its formula will stay shiny for up to seven days. That means—no top coat necessary, but up to a week of wear!

I’ve just applied the nail color for my challenge, so we’ll see how well it fares next week—but here’s what I can tell you so far! The 15 shades I’ve tried are perfectly pigmented, and give great coverage in just two coats. (REALLY!) This formula dries very quickly, with an immediately glossy finish. The easy-to-apply formula leveled evenly and was streak-free too, so I’m extremely happy with it so far.

In select stores now, you’ll find 15 shades available of the new Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss, with an additional 30 shades on the way in January 2013.

Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss benefits…

  • Up to 7 days of wear-resistant glossy color
  • Smooth finish and even color from a formula that needs no top coat
  • 45 stay-brilliant shades; from sheers & pastels, to deep tones
  • Premium-looking thick glass bottle, with removable square top
  • Quick-drying formula
  • Great for nail art


Day 1

See you next week for part two—we’ll see how the staying power and brilliant shine holds up after 7 days of wear!

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Price & Availability…

About $5.49 each; select drugstores and mass retailers on November 1st (15 shades), nationwide in January 2013 (30 additional shades).

  • Krystal Caracol

    EEK! How exciting!! I really want to pick some of these up soon :) Can’t wait to see how your trial turns out.

  • Elizabeth Muzzarini

    Sooo want these! The vio-last looks amazing!! I want all of them ;_;

  • Anne

    love this one! definitely going to look for tickled pink (too bad it’s winter, it looks like an awesome summer color) and that oxblood! :O

  • Angela

    Hi there :) are you sure it’s available Nov 1st ? I can’t even see it listed online & on facebook it said ‘weeks before its launch ‘ with a little teaser photo .

  • Angela

    Is it for sure released on nov 1st?? It’s not on website yet and Facebook says weeks before its release

  • Amber

    It’s at select retailers now :) The wide release isn’t until January. I’m hearing it’s at Walmart and CVS!

  • Cindi

    I saw these at Walgreen’s yesterday. They were on the checkout counter. I can’t remember how many different colors were available but I’d guess maybe I saw 6 different ones. I really didn’t take a good look at them as I was already buying polish and at my budget’s limit, now I wish I had as you have some beautiful swatches.

  • Amber

    Thank you, Cindi! They’re releasing another 30 in January…so you have time to save some polish money!

  • Alabaster Lily

    I had a coupon for $3 off two of these, and I’m so glad I got them! The color variety now is superb; I have Eternal Oceans (deep violet) and Constant Caribbean (teal). They are both absolutely gorgeous, and apply very nicely.