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!