Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Review: Revlon Colorstay Longwear Nail Enamel in French Roast

I will fully admit that I was drawn to the Revlon Colorstay nail polish in French Roast because it reminded me of a non-matte version of ManGlaze's Santorum (here is a link to PinkSith's fantastic review of that polish).

French Roast is a dark brown with a good bit of red and blue glitter.  While the glitter shows up nicely in flash photographs, I have to say on the nails it is nearly invisible.  The end result is that on the nails, French Roast tends to look like a generic dark brown polish.

French Roast was a bit of a pain to apply.  I found it to be far thicker and more uneven than any of the other Revlon Colorstay polishes I've reviewed.  I definitely needed two coats to get it even and three to get the best results.

This polish didn't wear particularly well either.  I had significant wear on the tips and even a bit of chipping after two days.  I do realize that the darker the polish, the less forgiving wear can be - you can't hide anything.

Again, the glitter is visible under bright lights or with a flash, but to the naked eye - not so much.

Overall, I am unimpressed with this polish.  The quality is very lacking when compared to the rest of the Revlon Colorstay line.

Revlon Colorstay Long Wear Nail Enamels contain .4 oz and retail for $5 - $8 wherever Revlon polishes are sold.

Overall: 4/10