I’ve been wanting to try Lumos for quite some time having heard a huge amount about it in professional nail forums and more recently on a few blogs. I am a Seche Vite devotee so was looking forward to seeing how this compared. To the best of my knowledge Lumos is only officially available from Sweet Squared, who only supply to professionals in the industry, but I do know that there is usually plenty to be had on Ebay with the set I have above going for about £18-£20 currently. I was looking at this with a view to using it in my business and for my personal manicures.
Anyway, this is only going to be a short review because there’s only so much you can write about these products. It is my understanding that due the chemistry of the products you should only be using the two together, either the base or top coat alone won’t give the expected results in terms of longevity on the nail.
- Super Fast Drying
- Unlike Seche Vite the product doesn’t thicken up over time.
- It’s nice and shiny.
- My manicures do not last.
I categorically do not recommend this and I certainly won’t be using again. I’m so disappointed. Polishes that will usually last me say 3 days without a top coat at all have been chipping on the first day of wear since using this stuff.
I don’t know if I’m using it incorrectly, but you know it’s a base and top coat, how difficult can it be? All I can say is that it’s not for me.
Next stop – INM Out The Door Top Coat. Until then I’ll keep going with my nearly-but-not-quite-perfect Seche Vite.
I bought these myself. Unfortunately.
EDIT: I used these last night to give them one more go, within two hours three nails were chipped