So today I’ll be reviewing a nail polish I’ve been sporting recently, bought from Chemist Warehouse for I think around… 7 or 8 AUD. That’s at 50% off, too, so usually it’s even more pricy than it already was. It’s the Revlon Colorstay “Long Wear Nail Enamel” in #300 Bare Bones:
*When worn with Colorstay™ base & top coats
I’ve been wanting a nail polish in this beige-nude color for a long time now, because they just go with everything and they are very minimalistic & stylish, particularly good for corporate events or a more business-like atmosphere. Even though it’s perfectly suitable for those types of occasions, they’re extremely wearable everyday and really just add a clean finish to an outfit.
When you’re purchasing nude nail polishes, make sure to pay attention to the undertone of the polish. This one is quite unique in my opinion because it has a more greyish undertone, as opposed to a pink, hence the name, Bare Bones.
Pigmentation: I’m fairly satisfied with how pigmented the polish is, it took me two coats to achieve a perfectly opaque color, which is pretty normal. Without a top coat, the polish has a slightly glossy finish.
Function: It took a long time to dry. Way too long for someone like me who can barely sit still and gets distracted really easily. For long-wear nail polishes this is the norm, however this just took forever and I found myself scratching and smudging it many times
As for wearing power, it’s hard to say. It definitely lasts longer than most polishes I’ve tried (eg. Rimmel‘s 60 Second and long-wear polishes), but it didn’t last for 11 days.. however, I didn’t put on the base or the top coat so that may be why. If you’re careful, it can last a good few days without chipping.
Verdict: I love the color and the pigmentation of this nail polish; but it could be improved if it took less time to dry, particularly for the price. You must wear a topcoat with this nail polish.