Whenever we think of wild cards, we usually get the feeling that something new is going to come and as the Big Boss season is going on, all I can think about the wild card is the wild card entries that are entering the show. Today I will be talking about one such wild card, but no it has nothing to do with the show, but it actually is named wild card. I am talking about Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Longwear Nail Enamel Wild Card. I am not exactly sure about why this shade is called wildcard but trust me it has nothing unique about it. To know further about the color, continue reading!
Product quantity: 11.7 ml
Price: Rs 399 (BUY HERE)
What is new, better and unique about the new Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel Base and Colour Formula.?
New: High-performance gel lacquer with a blend of acrylic polymers boosts shine.
Better: Advanced design film forming system with 4 nail hugging polymers and optical brightening pearl scene creates a manicure with an ultra-smooth, ultra glossy look for maximum color dimensionality.
Unique: Revlon’s unique formula complex helps promote a high gloss finish.
Special Features :
- Vibrant Color.
- Gel Perfection.
- Long Lasting Wear.
- Time-saving application – Color + Base.
- Rich, saturated color stays true.
- Luxurious appearance.
Color is infused with optical brighteners for an ultra-smooth,ultra-glossy look with maximum color dimension.
My take on Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Longwear Nail Enamel Wild Card:
Like usual packaging of nail polishes, this one too comes in a cylindrical bottle with a black colored lid. The applicator attached to the lid is a flat wide brush which makes it easier to apply the polish onto the nails. But care has to be taken while applying the color as the brush picks way too much product than actually required which if not removed from the brush can end up flowing out of the nails.
‘Wildcard’ is a beautiful shade of dark blue which is not too bright or funky and can be easily used on any occasion. The color is such that it can compliment and look graceful with any skin tone. The polish is a gel formulation has a unique kind of shine to it which makes it look even prettier. Unfortunately, the shine does not remain same as the days pass and the polish start to look just like an ordinary polish in almost 2 days.
The color is nicely pigmented and a single coat of the polish can impart a decent amount of color. But in order to get the exact color as seen in the bottle 2 coats are required. A single coat might look a bit streaky and not so opaque but the second coat makes the polish look just perfect with complete opaqueness. The formulation of the polish makes it easier to glide the polish on the nails without many efforts. It is neither too thick nor flowy and the gel formula helps the color to stay on the nails.
Almost everything about this polish is good, but unfortunately, I am not very impressed with the staying power of the polish. Though it might stay up to 4-5 days, but the color starts to chip and fade from the very next day of application. Application of a top coat might help and prevent the chipping for a day, but it does not help the fading of the color from the top edges of the nails. Als, the drying time of the color is way too long, the color seem to dry in 2 minutes of application, but after that if you tend to touch your nail or accidentally pass your fingers through your hair, you will notice marks on your nails, it won’t be as smooth as earlier.
Pros of Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Longwear Nail Enamel Wild Card:
- Decently priced for the quality and quantity
- Flat wide brush makes the application process easier
- Beautiful shade that can look with almost any skin tone
- Good pigmentation
- Easy to apply due to great consistency
- No base coat is required with this polish as it has a Base
+ Color formulation
Cons of Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Longwear Nail Enamel Wild Card:
- The amazing shine does not remain the same after 2 days of application
- Not so good staying power
- Long dry time
Would I buy this product again?
I liked the way the polish looked on my nails and the way it glided smoothly, but I am not very impressed with the staying power. I might not buy the same color again, but I would definitely like to give some other colors a try, just in order to check whether they have the same formulation or not.
Do I recommend this?
Yes! But keep in mind that you might need a good top coat with this polish.
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