Thursday, February 9, 2012

Revlon Colorstay Longwear - Provence

I'm kind of in a hurry to post this because I've had a few hits for this polish and probably disappointed some polish researchers when they only got to see a picture of a bottle.  So here it is; Revlon's Provence.

Revlon's Colorstay Longwear - Provence

Up close.

There must be something about the pigments in these chalky pastels because this formula is kind of thick and a little sticky like Revlon's Bare Bones.  My first coat did not go on evenly and subsequently the second coat is not as smooth as I would like it to be.  If I add a third coat to fix the second coat, the paint is really thick and has a hard time drying and becomes a dented mess.  So I ended up just starting over again and slowly and as carefully as possible apply two of the best possible coats. 

What I used:  I was a purist:  Revlon's colorstay base coat, two coats of Provence, one coat of colorstay top coat, AND one coat of Revlon's quick dry top coat.

On the pinky finger there is some bubbling, that showed up right after applying the colorstay top coat.  I use a heated dryer between layers and I suspect that caused the bubbling.  I'm beginning to come to the conclusion that the colorstay topcoat is really unnecessary because it dries too slow and there are so many other fast dry top coats that deliver high shine with less wait time, thus less room for error. 

Overall, Provence is a nice pastel lavender and would be great with green glitter!

Does this have a gel like finish as Revlon claims?  I really can't tell, it seems like regular nail polish to me, same with Midnight and Bare Bones.  Thoughts?

7 comments:

  1. ohh the color is really pretty, reminds me of easter hehe

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  2. omg i love the color! judging by the photo, i wouldnt have imagined thwe polish's consistency to be a little off. i thought it was perfect!

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  4. Thanks everyone for commenting!

    @ Antonella: okay!

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  5. I found I had to let my first coat dry totally - streaks, bald spots and all - then add another coat to get it to not end up so thick and chalky. I do agree - the lighter cream shades have some chalkiness to them and go on thicker than the other shades. Also the lighter pastels don't last as long as the darker shades like the teal blue (forgetting the color name right now)

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  6. @ beachgal: I agree, I noticed that too, that some of the darker colors are more durable than the pastels.

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