4.09.2012

Revlon ColorStay Long Wear Nail Enamel in Marmalade Review and Swatches

Revlon ColorStay Long Wear Nail Enamel in Marmalade
Revlon ColorStay Nail Enamel in Marmalade

In my previous post, I said that I would share pictures of me wearing Revlon ColorStay Long Wear Nail Enamel. This bright orange-coral shade is called Marmalade - I love it and have been getting tons of compliments!  My professor even asked me if I had a gel manicure - I guess Revlon was onto something when they decided to market ColorStay as an at-home gel polish. I think it's the opacity and shine that give the nail enamel somewhat of a gel look.

I applied the Revlon ColorStay base coat, a single coat of Marmalade, and the Revlon ColorStay top coat. I've used two coats of these polishes in the past, but I wanted to see if I could cut down the long dry time (discussed here) and make the polish easier to remove by using just one coat. 

Because long dry time is a major con of these polishes, I am happy to report that a single color coat with base and top coats dries significantly faster than two. I didn't end up with any marks or imperfections from bumping my nails against anything as I went about the rest of my day. I was also satisfied with the opacity provided by a single coat. 

There you have it!  I was already a big fan of Revlon ColorStay Nail Enamel, and I'm even happier now that I've cut down on the dry time by using one coat of polish.  My next plan is to try using a coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coatover the Revlon ColorStay top coat to get it to dry even quicker.

Has anyone else hopped on the Revlon ColorStay Nail Enamel bandwagon?  Have you found ways to reduce the dry time?


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  1. ...My next plan is to try using a coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coatover the Revlon ColorStay top coat to get it to dry even quicker...

    Did you try this yet? How did it go?

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    1. Hi Brooke! I have not tried it yet - I have no Seche Vite at the moment! I will try to get some & try it soon. I have had quite a bit of success using just one coat of color though. I don't really notice a difference compared to regular nail polish. One coat of Fall Mood dries especially fast because of that shade's different texture.

      Revlon ColorStay Fall Mood Review:
      http://reviewsbeauty.blogspot.com/2012/04/revlon-colorstay-long-wear-nail-enamel_15.html

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