Navy blue is one of my favorite colors. Specifically, I like the nautical theme a lot, ranging from clothing to home decor. I find bright red lips, winged liner, wavy hair pulled half up and bumped with side-swept bangs, a navy and white striped fitted peplum dress, red pointy stilettos, and Audrey Hepburn style sunglasses one of the hottest outfits in this world.
With that said, for some reason I don't like navy blue, or any blue shade for that matter, on my nails. I first heard about Revlon's "Urban" while watching a video posted by a Youtube beauty channel I have subscribed to. This person was wearing the color on her nails and indeed this shade looked amazing. Nonetheless, I wasn't thinking about adding it to my collection because I am not a fan of such shades on my nails. I have tried navy blue or vampy blue shades on my nails in the past and feel that these shades have made my hands look stark and gray.
Ultimately, as you can tell by the pictures, I decided to purchase the shade while my local drugstore was having a sale on Revlon. I suppose I gave into my curiosity (or greed) for all the nail colors and lip colors in the world because something stood out to me about this color. I swatched it on my nail and for some reason it appeared a little unique from all of the other dark vampy blue shades that I have tried in the past.
I like "Urban" because it is a blackened navy blue. It doesn't have purple undertones. It's not even too blue... hmm! What I mean to say is that it doesn't feel like denim blue on your nails! Holy! It is difficult to describe colors. "Urban" is a nice medium-thickness creme formula. It was easy to apply and opaque in one to two coats. I added Essie's Good to Go top coat for some shine because "Urban" did not look very glossy on its own. In the bottle it appears glossy, not completely a matte-creme, but on the nails it did not look glossy. In regards to longevity, I wore this polish for my usual four days and it did not chip. I would trade off longevity for workable formula and easy application any day. However, it is awesome when you find great color, application, formula, and longevity all in one magical bottle.
~ Price: about $3.99 ~
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