Collection: L.A. Girl 2016 Gel Extreme Shine [Launch]
Genesis (GNL656) is a vibrant, deep violet cream.
This line of polish runs just a little pricier than the regular ColorPop line—I paid C$4.99 for Gel Extreme Shine and C$2.99 for ColorPop, though I believe the US difference is just $1. I think the difference is probably worth it, though.
The Gel Extreme Shine brush is superior because it’s nicely thick, flexible and paddle-shaped. The ColorPop brush (I know I forgot to mention this in my review!) is also flat but thinner, sparser, shorter, and has a straight-cut edge.
The formula is actually pretty decent, application-wise. It goes on nice and smooth and has that gel-like “pull” to it instead of just being very liquid-y. The pigmentation could be improved, as I did need three coats for full opacity.
Pretty though, right? I’m not sure I’ll buy any more for now, since the color selection is a bit boring. But I’ll be tempted if they come out with any funky new shades!
L.A. Girl Gel Extreme Shine is 0.47 fl oz / 14 mL and retails for US$5, although I’m sure it can be found cheaper in stores. I paid CA$4.99 at Wal-Mart. I do not see formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), camphor, or formaldehyde resin in the ingredient list. It is made in China and the brand is cruelty-free.
L.A. Girl is owned by Beauty 21 Cosmetics, who also own similar brand L.A. Colors. The L.A. Girl brand and its parent company were founded in 1985. Beauty 21 is based in Ontario, CA, USA.