As some of you know, I recently hauled a bunch of nail colors. I have never before bought a bunch of beauty products all at once within a couple of weeks and posted up a haul, so I wasn't sure whether or not to post swatches. I thought about buying a color wheel and swatching the nail colors, but I much prefer seeing shades on someone's hand rather than multiple shades on a color wheel. I feel like I can never tell whether or not I truly like a shade unless I see it worn on the hands. Unfortunately, this may be harmful for my nails in the long run to change my manicures on a weekly basis. To compromise for the health of my nails, sometimes for long stretches of time, I won't wear nail polish. I am not sure why, but sometimes I start off my posts with a tangent topic. Eventually I realize I have to review a product. So, today I am presenting Revlon's Coastal Surf from the Colorstay Longwear line.
*** Revlon's Coastal Surf ***
Color: I really like some bright statement polishes, but as soon as I actually wear it, I get a weird feeling like I dipped my fingernails in paint. This shade was a bit outside my comfort zone. It reminds me of purely blue turquoise. It reminds me of the time I traveled to the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas with my parents, where my mom and I purchased some hand-made turquoise silver jewelry at a Native American tribe exhibition. I feel like sometimes there is a story or memory or meaning behind many things I like to wear. I suppose that must be my "style"!
Formula: Creme finish. Superb consistency! This is not a sheer, runny, or heavy polish. I applied top coat to add a little shine. I have noticed that the blue creme polishes I have tried are not very glossy, almost a semi-matter, and require top coat in order to avoid a flat look.
Application: Applies easily with the pro style "U" shaped brush. I used two coats. Many people may only need one coat. This polish applies opaque and non-streaky in a single coat.
Longevity: I cannot review the longevity of this polish because I removed it after wearing it for a couple of days. I must add that I have observed chipping on my index and middle fingers with most of my nail polishes after wearing them for more than a three or four days.
Price: $5 - $8 (USD)
What makes Colorstay different from the regular Revlon polishes?
1. Pro "U" shaped brush. I love this type of a brush because it gives you so much control and aligns well with the shape of fingernails.
2. Most, but not all of course, Colorstay polishes I took a look at seemed to have a stronger consistency than the regular polishes. I don't know if this makes any sense, but the regular polishes in comparison to the Colorstay polishes seem weaker or watered down in consistency.
What are the claims made by Revlon?
I found this language on the Revlon website:
"Up to 11 days of lasting color* and gel-like shine in 30 easy to remove shades. No light required. *When worn with Colorstay™ base & top coats. "
I have not tried the Colorstay top coat or base coat.
Overall: Yes, I would recommend this product. I myself don't think I will wear this polish too often, but that is because of the boldness and brightness of the color. Otherwise, the formula is absolutely lovely.