Sep 30, 2014

Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Roulette Rush (620)

It has been a while since the last time I bought a nail polish. I have been just stash-shopping my old polishes lately.
I love Revlon classic polishes and they are quite a big part of my sizable nail polish collection. However, I disliked the previous Colorstay polishes since they all stained my nails and smelled like burnt rubber. So naturally I was a bit skeptical to try the new Gel Envy from the same line, but it turned out to be nothing short of amazing.
I chose Roulette Rush which is a bright red with blue undertones.

Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Roulette Rush
Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Longwear Nail Enamel
Roulette Rush (620)

The classic Revlon nail polishes usually last more than a week on my nails with no chipping in sight, so I was more interested to see the different finish that Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy supposedly offer.
I can't speak for other shades, but Roulette Rush certainly has a gel like consistency that is not too thick nor too thin. I must say I like the formula a lot. No funky smell this time, although it still smells like a nail polish.

Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy comes with a wider and stiffer brush.
I myself prefer a normal size brush for my somewhat narrow and curved nail beds, so this is not a plus point for me. 
However, it works just fine unlike the other wide paddle shaped brushes I've tried before. (I believe OPI and I practically broke up since the Prowide brush.)

Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Roulette Rush
Technically speaking, Roulette Rush is not a creme polish since it contains very fine blue-colored micro shimmer.
However, it reads a red creme because the shimmer is so tiny that it flashes faintly blue only under certain lightings.

Roulette Rush is a beautiful red that complements my skin tone very well, but the best part is its excellent formula. It applies like a dream that I only need one coat. That's right. I'm wearing just a single coat!
I skipped a base coat since the new Gel Envy boasts a built-in base coat, but added my usual topcoat Seche Vite. It has been already 4 days and I find it looks fresh even without showing a sign of tip wear.
I do wish the color selection was more interesting, but I would highly recommend this line for a great formula that wears well. If you're in the North America, you can pretty much find it everywhere. It is quite affordable, too.

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