Revlon ROYAL Nail Polish Swatch & Review
By now I’m sure you’ve seen it, and it’s gorgeous.
Meet Revlon “Royal”.
This color, along with “Posh” (will be posting those swatches later tonight) have been on my wish-list for a very, very long time. Every trip to a drugstore or beauty store I would find myself sauntering over (in my head, I’ve got quite the saunter) and rolling them in my hands for a full 1-2 minutes before putting them back. It’s not that I wasn’t able to buy them, I just wasn’t sure. They’re not what I am usually drawn to, along with being a little bold and unusual (posh is a primary green colored creme).
Last Friday I headed to Ulta to inquire when the OPI Spiderman collection would be available to purchase in-store.
(Found out it was 5/6 (today!) and tweeted about it here: https://twitter.com/NailBlognet )
Since I wasn’t able to pick up the collection yet, I decided to grab these two on a buy one get one 50% off sale.
Revlon “Royal” is a super pigmented, cobalt-blue jelly lacquer.
I found it opaque in ONE coat! All swatches show two thin coats for good measure.
I want to note that in these pictures, while true to color and finish, they show a nail line that I don’t see in person.
Gorgeous. Swoon. Jelly. Squishy. Like cobalt blueberry, royal syrup for royalty.
One odd thing I found was that, on it’s own, “Royal” dries to a rubber-matte finish! Weird…
I am wearing an ordinary topcoat in these swatches, nothing special nor expensive. A topcoat, any topcoat, is absolutely necessary with this polish. I mean, do you see the finish in those pictures? It jumps alive; so slick, wet, squishy, jelly, rich, nom.
On it’s own, this one lives up to the “Fast Dry” name and I found myself not using Seche Vite as both coats were already dry by the time I reached for it (a minute later). When I used the topcoat, however, I found the re-fresh made it slloowww… and ended up needing to wait about 15-20 minutes before it became un-dentable.
You need this in your life. No sass, no objections. I love it! Go get it!
(These swatches were taken on two separate occasions)