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Remember that Revlon event I told you about yesterday? Well, along with makeup we also got to take home some polishes (YAY), these new Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy ones included. And I tested them out to let you know if they’re really worth the hype.
So first thing’s first, these aren’t gel. You don’t need to cure them or use a special base and top coat combination. They’re gel-like, which means they’re meant to stay on, without chipping, for a good number of days. The coloured polish itself is a base + colour combo, so no base coat required. The line, however, does have a separate top coat to purchase.
I tested out showtime for, like, three days because girl has got swatching to do… but here’s what I love about these colours: the brush is magnificent. You know that usual, skinny mini brush that most Revlon polishes have? Well, they’ve doubled it for Gel Envy. So you get a nice, smooth application right away that covers the whole nail. Revlon, please double-brush all your polishes from now on, kay? As for the colours I received…
Showtime was a great colour, but it looked more purple in the bottle and much more blue on the nail. I preferred what I saw in the bottle, but it was still a nice, opaque shade with lots of shimmery specks in it. Not something I’d reach for often, but I do like it. Dupe-wise, it’s very similar to OPI’s Grape, Set, Match, but the OPI one is much more true to colour on the nail and actually comes out purple.
Dealer’s Choice was really gorg. The teal colour has a silver shimmer going through that added a nice touch, rather than just a simple cream. It was more watery than I expected and the first coat wasn’t as opaque as I’d like, but it definitely built up to be super pretty.
Winning Streak was probably my favourite because look, it’s lavender! This is easily one of my all time fave colours, so as soon as I pulled it out of the bag I knew it was love at first sight. It went on great on the nail. Super easy to apply and looked really cute on. Totally spring-perfect.
The bottom line: Like I said earlier, I only wore Showtime for a few days, but in those few days it held up pretty well. I paired it with their topcoat and only noticed a tiny, tiny chip on my index finger when I went to take it off, which, by the way, these polishes can all be taken off with regular polish remover. I do think they would’ve lasted another couple of days unscathed, but realistically, you won’t get gel results without getting gel nails, so don’t expect these to last two weeks and be perfect. It wont happen, sista. So really, if you guys like a few colours I’d say pick ’em up! For $7.99 you can’t really go wrong. There’s 30 colours to choose from (which all have fun casino-related names like Lady Luck and Jackpot –cute!) and they’re out May! Will you be trying these new polishes?