Hey guys! Today's Manicure Monday post is dedicated to the newest polish in my collection, Revlon 250 Rich Raspberry. This is my first time trying out Revlon's new Colorstay line of nail varnishes and I was really looking forward to seeing how it would wear since I've heard so many positive reviews.
This particular shade is one that I haven't seen any reviews of and I was drawn to the creme finish with slightly purple undertones. I don't have any colors exactly like this in my collection, especially after the pre-move cosmetics purge of '12.
The color is gorgeous and classic and I definitely love it, but I honestly have mixed feelings about certain aspects of this polish.
The bottle is clean and simple and contains 11.7 mL (compared to OPI's 15mL and Layla's 10mL). It's selling for $7.99 where I purchased mine which seems a little pricey to me. Isn't $8 the normal price for OPI polish in the US already? I realize for international people $8 is nothing, but paying the same as OPI for a drugstore polish with less product surprised me.
The good thing is that being drugstore, there are frequent sales on Revlon which is what I took advantage of as well. Wait until a sale or coupon to buy these!
I applied a base of CND Stickey Base and 3 coats of Revlon Rich Raspberry with Seche Vite on top. The application itself was a little awkward because the brush on my polish was cut a little uneven. It has a flat wand and curved brush edge which I usually enjoy, but my brush was slightly pointed causing me to have to wiggle the brush to paint an even cuticle edge. Maybe I got a bad batch? Let me know in the comments if you've had this problem with Colorstay polishes before.
The actual polish itself applied beautifully and opaque in 2 coats. I did 3 because I love that super squishy, glossy look but 2 would be fine for most people. Colorstay polishes are known for this nice, shiny finish and I'm happy to say that it didn't disappoint. The wear on this polish has also been really nice although looking at these photos, I do feel like the color has darkened a bit. Still pretty, just slightly more purple.
Overall I'm glad I got this polish and I'd be open to trying more Revlon Colorstay colors, crossing fingers that I don't get another weird brush.
Readers, have you tried any Revlon Colorstay Polishes? Are there other shades you recommend? Let me know in the comments!