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It Was Too Good To Be True – Revlon ColorStay Longwear Nail Enamel (Update)

I knew it. It was just too good to be true (not that I truly expected it to be true though)! If you read my post a couple days ago on Revlon ColorStay Longwear Nail Enamel, you would know the hefty claims that this polish had to live up to. Here’s a refresher:

  • 11 day “shatterproof” wear
  • Gel-like Shine
  • Of course, when worn with their Longwear Base & Top coats

I did not buy the base or top coat, I have great ones (Seche Vite as a top coat & Julep base coat) which keep any of my polishes looking great for an average of 5 days. So, I figured if even my most inexpensive nail polishes could last that long with my base/top coat combination, this longwear polish should last even longer! I was clearly wrong in my thinking.

As you can see after only 3 days of wear this polish began to chip and fade! Notice the difference between my index/middle finger and my ring/pinkie fingers. That isn’t due to the photo, you can see that plain as day in real life.

Not only was this polish disappointing in wear, it also was a pain to apply due to its incredibly goopy and thick texture and didn’t provide any shine at all, even after I applied my top coat. The only plus on this polish is the colour, I do love it – except it faded, so I’m not sure this polish really has any pluses. A dissapointing day for nail polish, maybe my Julep box will come to the rescue today!