Madam Glam Chameleon Gel

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This page will go over a complete review of Madam Glam’s three step dual color Chameleon Gel Polishes.

 

This product performs, but for best client results, I would use discretion when offering it during a service. I was so excited to try this out, and then realized it was a lot of clever marketing and situation photography at it’s finest.

Ah well, let’s get into details then, shall we?

First, let’s go over the important product questions that a professional would want to know before investing in a product line:

MADAM GLAM CHAMELEON GEL
All made in USA? No, China
MSDS Sheet Available? Yes, Just Email them for it on their Contact Us Box.
Ingredient List? Ethoxylated (5 pentaerythoritol) Tetraacrylate/2- Hydroxypropyl , Methacrylate/Trimethylolpropane Triacrylate/2-hydroxyethyl, Methacrylate/Trimethylolpropane Triacrylate/2-hydroxyethyl, Methacrylate/1-Hydroxycyclohehyl Phenyl Ketone/, N,N- DimethylacrylamideEthylene Distearamide
100% Vegan? No
100% Animal Testing Free? Yes
100%  Nut Free? No, there are traces of nuts
Is it Hypoallergenic? No
Does it Contain Dibutyl Phthalate? no
Does it Contain Toluene? no
Does it Contain Formaldehyde? no
Does it Contain Formaldehyde Resin? no
Does it Contain Camphor? No
Does it Contain Parabens? no
Does it Contain Xylene? No
Base Coat Separate? Yes
Top Coat Separate? Yes
Matte Finish available? No
Number of Single Colors Available? 21
Fine Glitter Available? Yes
Coarse Glitter Available? yes.
Treatment for Nail bed Sensitivity Available? yes
Type of Prep Needed? same as their regular gel polish
Performs on Natural Nail? yes
Performs on Builder Gel? yes
Duration of wear? at least a week
Price Point? $19.95 retail, I wait for a 50% promotion
Able to use with other base coats and top coats? No
Free Returns and Exchanges? Yes
Free Shipping? Only Occasionally as a Promotion


Customer Experience: 
Madam Glam is a cosmetics line based in New York. I personally emailed them to ask the questions  regarding their vegan, nut free, and cruelty free statuses. The other information I gathered from the products that I personally purchased and used ordering from madamglam.com


Product Performance on Extensions and Natural Nails: 

Stumpy nails aside, I could see quickly that big chunky glitter looks childish on short nailbeds. And do not change color much

Stumpy nails aside, I could see quickly that big chunky glitter looks childish on short nailbeds. And this gel did not change color much

Ok so I slapped on a couple layers of Brisa since without it I will bite the living snot out of my nails and have no free edge to even consider. The end nail I was practicing sculpting and to see how long I would have to extend in order to see a color change.

The viscosity was thick for a gel polish, and the large glitter chunks made it unusually difficult to apply to the small space of my nail beds. The only time it darkened was when I washed my hands in cold water, so I would recommend using this when it’s cold out, which doesn’t happen for long where I live in Florida. With it’s 30 second cure times, I felt no heat spike during my cures. This is a nice perk for nailbiters, since our nail beds are so sensitive to begin with.

This polish could be fun for clients with long nails and who don’t want to sit around while we break out the sponges,  and who live in cooler clients than states in tropical or subtropical zones. Theoretically it could work if your client is that one in the office that’s always cold too.

This is an example of product that looks much cooler at the store than it does at home. I don’t think I will buy anymore of these. At least they have their name on the bottom of the bottle, which is better than the crapshoot of number or name that they do on their regular gel color bottles.