5.20.2015

Revlon Nail Enamel 725 Provocative


Revlon Nail Enamel Provocative swatch


If you are to buy just one nail polish this season, I think this is it, guys. Do you need a quick pick-me-up? Get Revlon Nail Enamel Provocative.


I will try and harp less on my "orange obsession" after this. I promise. (Wait, I just bought a perfectly matching lip color for Provocative. So maybe one more time..)


Anyway, isn't this just gorgeous?

Revlon Nail Enamel 725 Provocative


The classic Revlon Nail Enamel is probably the only drugstore nail polish range I buy on a regular basis. To me, they seem considerably better than all other drugstore offerings if not comparable to higher-ends. If I remember it correctly, Revlon actually was the first brand who got a big-3-free formula right when O.P.I. was still struggling with it. I have longer nail beds, so the slender tapered brush works for me rather perfectly. Revlon does offers a wider paddle shaped brush for their gel polishes, though. (What I really want to say is, "Don't you dare to touch this classic brush, Revlon.")

I usually have no issue with Revlon formula and nothing really chips on me, but I find Provocative applies and wears exceptionally well. It covers flawlessly with two coats but the hint of translucency of gel-creme finish is still there. Absolutely stunning.


Revlon Nail Enamel Provocative comparison

I have pulled out other orange-y nail polishes of mine for comparison here.
Butter London Ladybird (reviewed) is very similar in finish but it is a bit more red where Provocative is the other way around.
Ravishing is more of a coral with an opaque retro finish, which is a one-coater and also stunning on the nails.

Revlon Nail Enamel Provocative is definitely comparable to a juicy high-end orange like Yves Saint Laurent Nail Lacquer Orange Fusion. I hope Revlon does not discontinue this gorgeous shade because I plan to repurchase.


Any cheap thrill for you lately?
What is your favorite orange nail polish?




28 comments

  1. Super gorgeous color
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  2. Ahhh this is BEAUTIFUL on you, Lena! I don't own a lot of orange nail polishes, but I have a couple of corals that basically pull so orange on me that you can't see it's a coral at all (like Guerlain Nahema and Dior Riviera). I do love those in summer!

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    1. Thank you, Sunny!! :)
      I'm so happy that my first orange nail polish turns out to be so wearable and flattering on me. I've gotten many compliments as well.
      Those two you mentioned are hot! I need a few more coral and watermelon shades for summer.

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  3. This is such a great color! Love it!

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    1. It is! I love the new shades from Revlon classic line. They are all quite on point. :)

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  4. Oh this is so stunning! I remember one of my first few polishes was a shade from revlon and I really loved how there's this gel like finish without actually being a gel polish! I totally need to see what shades are out right now!

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    1. Thank you!
      For me, Essie is the best brand for that gel-creme finish, but Revlon does it so well, too! I'd recommend their old classic shades like "Revlon Red" or "Vixen" as well. :)

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  5. Gorgeous colour! Your nails look worthy of an ad :) The application and finish really look flawless and I love the high shine, juicy look that this polish gives. The colour is right up my alley as well. I have tonnes of these Revlon Classic Nail Enamels (I think that's what they're called?), mainly because you can get them for $5 or less at certain discount makeup shops/chemists :p Much better than the $13.95 RRP.

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    1. Aww thank you! ;D I don't think I could have pulled a vivid orange like this if not for the gel-creme (almost opaque) finish. With a healthy(?) amount of Sech Vite, it looks like I got gel mani done, too.
      RRP $13.95 is so ridiculous. Glad to hear you still can find them a lot cheaper, though! ;o

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  6. WOW!!!
    That has to be one of the most beautiful polishes I have EVER SEEN!!!
    I am such a huge fan of orange nail polish :)
    it is such a shame that Revlon is no longer sold here in Finland :(
    You have such a lovely blog sweetie, Im a new follower :)
    xx

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    1. Hi! Thanks for visiting and for your such kind comments. :)
      It's too bad about Revlon not being avail in Finland! I love Revlon and really think they make exceptional foundation, lippies, and nail polishes, but sometimes they do fumble in marketing and pricing, etc. For example, they folded out of Korea twice in 10 years, too. Can you believe it?? ;p

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  7. oh this is so pretty!! I love orange nail polishes ^^
    Do you find Revlon nail polishes take forever to dry?? Even my Sally Hansen Quickdry top coat failed to make them dry quicker..
    For cheap thrill, I love KIKO and P2 nail polishes. They are amazing for the price :)

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    1. Thank you, Pam!
      Actually, I never thought about the drying time. For me, they are about the same when I use Seche Vite fast drying top coat (my favorite but it is full of bad chemicals).
      I've heard good things about Kiko polishes especially. The color selection is huge, too! :o

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  8. Oooh, I love a bold orange polish for summertime! Chanel Holiday is my top pick, but this looks like such a perfect option for a much more reasonable price :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Chanel Holiday is amazing! I haven't seen it in person, but looks like Provocative IS a good dupe. :)

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  9. Your manicures always look immaculate. The colour is gorgeous, too! I'm really surprised that Revlon has left this range alone as it is. Hope they keep it that way for your sake. ;)

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    1. Thank you, Liz! :)
      The Super Lustrous lipsticks and Classic Nail Enamel are what started Revlon, so I hope they wouldn't mess with them. Of course, I was very happy when they decided to make SL lipsticks fragrance free as well as the big-3-free nail polish formula. ;-)

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  10. I've never worn orange on my nails before! I was just thinking how gorgeous it is to have this color on a lipstick :-)

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    1. ;D To give you a hint, it is also from Revlon. I initially thought about buying another Dior or YSL Glossy Tint, but this Revlon lippie really matches perfectly.

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  11. It looks jelly! So I wonder what its lipstick analogue(oh wait I think I saw your hint? Lacquer balm in tease?) I actually prefer sinful colors to Revlon when it comes to nail products, formula seems more consistent within the brand.

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    1. It also has to a lot with the top coat I use (Seche Vite). It is full of bad chemicals but does the job so perfectly. I'm gonna switch back to Poshe fast drying top coat once I use up the salon size bottle of Seche. Poshe works similarly sans bad things. ;)
      I haven't bought a Sinful polish in a while. Maybe it is time to revisit!

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  12. Beautiful, Lena! Most drugstore polishes chip on me (although I do have one Revlon that I like - Gold Coin), but I need something like this. So shiny!

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    1. I've been only buying Revlon polishes (+ L'Oreal occasionally, but they are basically Essie). I've heard some complaints about Revlon formula being inconsistent or bubbling, but I haven't experience any of that. Lucky me!
      Still, they come in round bottles, so I know they are not welcome in Chez Larie. ;p

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  13. What a perfect name! Perfect summer shade, too! I gave away all my nail polishes before I moved. Maybe this will be the first color I buy here, if I can find it! :)

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    1. Dior, YSL, Chanel all have similar shades like Provocative. It really is a beautiful and well-balanced shade. Hope you can find it or at least a close one! :)

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