Manicure Monday: Revlon 110 Marmalade

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Hey everyone! For today's Mani Monday I have another drugstore nail polish purchase to share. This bright, creamy orange is Marmalade from Revlon's Colorstay line of polishes. When I picked this up I was hoping for a vibrant, true orange shade and this seemed like a nice option. 

It's no secret that I'm a fan of oranges, so I'm on a hunt for a rich tangerine shade to give my toes a Summery look. Marmalade on the nails turned out to be a bit creamier than I was hoping but still has a nice effect on the nails, somewhere between a dark pastel and a chalky bright, and is unique in my collection. 

Here I used a base of OPI Nail Envy with 3 coats of Marmalade and topped the look with Seche Vite.

The polish was pretty easy to apply and I noticed it was extremely glossy with each coat. The coats unfortunately applied a bit streaky and uneven, so it took 3 coats to get full coverage which is partially due to an uneven brush. (I had a similar experience with the last Revlon Colorstay polish I tried too.) For being on the pricier end of drugstore polishes at $8, I would expect more brush quality control!

Overall, this shade is cute but not an obsession for me since the color isn't as vibrant as I wanted and didn't cover as evenly due to the streakiness. I will probably still try other colors since I enjoy how shiny the polish is even without top coat, but I do wonder if the Colorstay line just comes with its caveats.

Readers, have you tried Revlon Colorstay nail colors? Are there other shades you recommend? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. I love oranges and tangerine colors! ^__^ This shade reminds me of a smoothie! I haven't tried out any of Revlon's colors, but I have been loving Cover Girls polishes! I have the peach colored one, and I have been wearing the poop out of it! I think it's a great pastel and the perfect peach shade. (I'm a bit obsessed with peaches currently). Looks great under a gold glitter gradient too! I like some of the neon or bright oranges from China Glaze as well if you're looking for an orange or tangerine shock! ^^;;

    1. Ahh yes, there is a China Glaze neon that I absolutely love! I should look to them to find the ultimate shocking hot pink next. :D

  2. My favourite orange polish is Essie Meet Me At Sunset. It's not pastel and is a little bit jelly like in formula. Applies great too.

  3. wow this colour is jaw-droppingly gorgeous! <3 I think I will have to go buy it :)
    I haven't had any issues with the colorstay polishes and find them to be really good. Some of them are even one-coaters for me :) I think essence has a super vibrant polish, I've seen swatches of it online but can't remember the name (sorry!)Also, the go-go mango covergirl polish is a super bright,true orange colour but I found the formula impossible to work with :'(

  4. I have to agree I'm not a huge fan of the Revlon brushes! Though I do love the shade, I'm a sucker for orangey-reds!

  5. Hi Jen! You might like the color Mai Tai from Nailtini. It's a vibrant coral and looks super cute on toes. Easy application and opaque in one coat. (Two coats for absolute perfect finish.)

  6. Lovely punchy shade - very summery :O). Xx

  7. I don't really like Revlon's nail polishes, I always struggle with them somehow. But the shade is great! xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  8. Wow what a beautiful shade - how could you ever be down when wearing this shade, it's so sunny and pretty! xx

    Gem │ ♥ │ Miss Makeup Magpie

  9. the shade is sooo pretty and pleasing to the eye ^_^
    Random Beauty by Hollie

  10. perfect shade!

  11. Such a a beautiful nail colour! I've never tried Revlon before, it's hard to find it where I live, but it looks like they have some very amazing colours. I also really loved the blue you used on your last video for the August favourites.

  12. That's a gorgeous colour! I love how smooth and glossy it looks :)

  13. I don't normally like orange shades but that is a beautiful polish. It looks so good on you! :)

    Kristina | Beauty With Compassion

  14. Thanks for sharing. This color suits summer and autumn best!

  15. Beautiful color <3

    Instagram: @michelleothman

  16. Jen,

    I love Wendy's Lookbook makeup you did for her on "The Frame" will you please do a tutorial on the look on yourself or even Wendy? Thanks!!