Thursday, June 30, 2011

Revlon Sheer Cotton

This polish exemplifies all that is good and bad about Revlon nail polish: great color with a tricky formula. Some of my favorite colors this year have been from Revlon (Top Speed Lily, a pastel purple that is both bright and soft at the same time; Jaded, a mint-green; Lilac Pastelle, a gorgeous purple-leaning pink); but the formulas are spotty: some remain tacky for hours, some bubble despite carefully applied thin coats, some are too streaky and refuse to even out. I keep buying them because the color, the payoff, is worth the difficulty in application. Sheer Cotton is a beautiful light pink. Most nail polish brands have a range of soft pinks (especially Essie, which excels at exactly that), but what distinguishes this from other shades is that it is light and bright enough to be interesting, while at the same time being entirely ladylike. And with a good topcoat, the result is sort of like a milky porcelain-- just so pretty. The swatches below are three coats.  

1 comment:

  1. I know exactly what you mean about the revlon polishes. I have a love/hate relationship with them


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