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).

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Revlon Swatches“Royal” and “Posh”

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: )

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.

First up…

Revlon Royal Nail PolishSee MORE After The Jump!


Revlon Nail Polish in Royal

Revlon “Royal” is a super pigmented, cobalt-blue jelly lacquer.

Revlon Royal Blog Swatch

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.

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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.

Revlon Royal Nail Polish blogVerdict?

You need this in your life. No sass, no objections. I love it! Go get it!

(These swatches were taken on two separate occasions)


  • Amy says:

    Ugh Royal looks so gorgeous on you! It’s on my untrieds shelf but after seeing this I know I need to wear it soon!

  • Addy Lee says:

    I love a good jelly. This one looks divine!

    • Christina says:

      It is! So much so that it has sparked a new obsession. This polish, in combination with The Swatchaholic’s Nfu-Oh Jelly swatches, made me run out and purchase a ton of new lacquers from the the Nfu-Oh Syrup Collection. Of which I’m beyond excited to get started on the swatches of… *swoon*

  • My almost ABSOLUTE favourite nailpolish, I love blues and I love jellies, so… :>>>
    Your pictures and nails are so so good!

  • Kat says:

    Ugh, Royal is always so gorgeous! I’ve been meaning to get a backup bottle…or two…

    I’m trying not to wear blues for a while but after seeing these swatches I might have to break that!

    • Christina says:

      Hah! Break it! Break it! Break it! ..C’mon, everybody! Start chanting with me!

      Thanks for the comment, lovely :)

  • Candy says:

    My fave blue ever. Yes, a must have! It wears okay too :)

  • Gretchen says:

    Soooo pretty!

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    • Christina says:

      I honestly don’t understand spam like this… of which they make no sense nor link anywhere. Can anyone enlighten me?
      What’s the point of this madness!!!!
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      Skynet, sending their cybernetic cyborg minions out in masses on orders to issue rampant nonsensical comments thereby molding the human brain down into a low level state of insanity over a painstakingly long period of time? Which is fine for them as they’re robots. They have all the time in the world. Yes.

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