Wet n Wild Silent Treatment and Brulee, Swatch and Review!

Wet n WIld Silent Treatment & Brulee

Wet n Wild Silent Treatment & Brulee

I feel so late to the Wet n Wild bandwagon! It’s not available at any stores in my area. I am lucky that my Superstore is now stocking more of these products, and snapped up Wet n Wild Brulee and Silent Treatment eye shadows at all of $1.47 and $2.67 respectively! I also grabbed a Night Prowl nail polish at $1.47 which will be swatched at a later date, I’m still enjoying my black and white speckles over red from yesterday’s manicure!

First up, Wet n Wild Brulee. This is a smooth as silk, nicely pigmented, creamy matte nude shade. It is lovely. I can easily see myself using this daily as a brow or blending shade. It matches my skin nicely (NC20/25). Wet n Wild Brulee is also not a bad dupe for MAC Brule, either. Packaging is pretty basic. It’s compact, relatively sturdy, easy to open, provides a clear view of the product and contains 0.06oz/1.7g of shadow. Not too shabby for $1.47!

Wet n Wild Brulee

Wet n Wild Brulee

Wet n Wild Brulee, Back

Wet n Wild Brulee, Back

Next up, Wet n Wild Silent Treatment Coloricon trio. Same basic packaging, only this one is tougher to open. At least I’m assured it won’t be pigmenting the inside of my purse!

Wet n Wild Silent Treatment

Wet n Wild Silent Treatment

Wet n Wild Silent Treatment

Wet n Wild Silent Treatment, in Bright Sunlight

 

The browbone shade is a creamy, peachy pink leaning highlighter. I’d more likely use this on my lid for a lighter eyelook, as I don’t like frost on my browbone. This would still work well in the inner corner, however. This shade isn’t too far off from being a dupe for MAC Jest, seems it might be just a bit pinker.

The crease shade is a deep dark cooler tone brown, fairly strongly pigmented. It also contains beautiful copper micro glitter which you can see in the sun. It reminds me a bit of the crease shade on the right side of the Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette, perhaps a bit warmer brown and slightly better pigment.

The eyelid shade is a pewtery taupe with a hint of brown. It is beautiful. I just tried this against all other similar taupes in my collection and none are as smooth, pigmented, and glowy as this. Cover Girl’s Tapestry Taupe comes close but doesn’t wear as well. Some taupey shades from the Physician’s Formula Nude palette weren’t bad on texture but not as pigmented. The Wet n Wild wins hands down. This eyelid shade may also be a dupe for MAC Satin Taupe, but it seems a bit cooler to me.

Each of these shades were smooth, creamy, buttery, super soft silky-satiny feeling and blended well. They wore comfortably for the day on my eye. Below are the shadows swatched, from top to bottom Wet n Wild Brulee, Wet n Wild Silent Treatment Browbone, Crease and Eyelid shades.

Wet n Wild Silent Treatment, Brulee, Flash

Wet n Wild Silent Treatment, Brulee, Flash

Wet n Wild Silent Treatment, Brulee, No Flash

Wet n Wild Silent Treatment, Brulee, No Flash

Wet n Wild Silent Treatment, Brulee, Sunlight

Wet n Wild Silent Treatment, Brulee, Sunlight

These were hard to capture properly in the sun but I wanted to show this one anyway as you’re able to see the lovely coppery micro glitter in the crease shade!

Below are the products on my eye. I did not use the browbone shade on my browbone as I can’t stand that area being frosty (and I have a lotta browbone – it’s just too much with frost!) I did however use the browbone shade on the inner coner, and would probably use it alone on the lid as well. I used Brulee on my browbone and the crease and lid shades as they were labeled. I also used a bit of the crease shade wet as a bit of eyeliner.

Wet n Wild Brulee and Silent Treatment

Wet n Wild Brulee and Silent Treatment

Wet n Wild Brulee and Silent Treatment

Wet n Wild Brulee and Silent Treatment

Four beautifully pigmented, easily blendable, highly wearable shades for less than $4.25 in total? Incredible! I wish these were available to me sooner!

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With formulations this good at a cost so low, it makes me wonder what other, more well known, more widely available, higher priced brands have been doing with their time in the formulation lab. Perhaps all that extra cost to the consumer is mainly spent on advertising their sub par products, because they don’t sell themselves.

Wet n Wild isn’t advertised here from what I can tell, making it depend on word of mouth and blog posts like these. Well done, Wet n Wild. These eye shadows are fantastic, and they do sell themselves, please keep it up!

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Revlon Rebel Graffiti Top Coat Swatches!

Revlon Graffiti

Revlon Rebel Graffiti

I’ve had some luck finding some really unique nail polishes lately! This Revlon Rebel Graffiti top coat is like nothing I’ve seen before, but in full disclosure I do live in a small town and we don’t always get everything here. I’ve also been on a unique topcoat kick lately, as I like the versatility of one polish making all your others new again! I found this on sale on a shopping excursion out of town and I knew it would become an instant favourite!

 

Revlon Graffiti

Revlon Rebel Graffiti 732

Revlon Graffiti is a speckled top coat with a clear base and a smattering of non sparkly black and white bits. There are round dots, larger hexagons, some bar type glitters and even some tiny black and white micro glitters. It looks awesome! Kind of reminds me of the speckles on an egg shell, or paint splatters on an artist’s well used drop cloth. It also makes me think of granite, in a way.

Revlon Graffiti Brush

Revlon Rebel Graffiti Brush

Shown here, 2 coats on my thumbnail to see what it looks like by itself, pretty cool.

Revlon Graffiti

Revlon Rebel Graffiti

Shown here as 1 coat over top of Yves Rocher Rouge Grenadine I reviewed here.

Revlon Graffiti One Coat

Revlon Rebel Graffiti One Coat

Shown as 2 coats over the same.

Revlon Graffiti Two Coat

Revlon Rebel Graffiti Two Coat

And shown in indoor lighting as well.

Revlon Graffiti

Revlon Rebel Graffiti

Revlon Graffiti dries as fast as you would expect out of a glitter, and doesn’t feel so rough to the touch that it’s annoying. It is big 3 free, and is 0.5oz/14.7ml in a bottle. Found this for $3.97 at Superstore in Canada, where regular price is $6-7. I think I’ll try it over grey next for a more subtle look, maybe something like the granite it reminds me of! Revlon Graffiti is easily in my top 5 favourite polishes right now! What do you think it would look good over?

Enjoy your day!

Nicole for OPI Brilliant Idea Swatches!

Nicole Brilliant Idea

Nicole Brilliant Idea

I knew right away which lovely polish from my $10 Goodie Bag for Breast Cancer Foundation fundraiser I wanted to try first! Today I will show you Nicole for OPI Brilliant Idea swatches on both bare nails and other shades.

Brilliant Idea is a Lime green-gold sparkle coat. I have never seen anything like it! It has tiny greenish-gold glitter and matching greenish gold larger circle glitter as well, in a clear base. I applies smoothly, doesn’t feel too rough once dry as some sparkle coats do, and dries very quickly. This particular bottle boasted a “New Perfect Stroke Brush” which was of the wider, flatter type I prefer. I also find it interesting how the Nicole bottles seem to be ergonomically designed to fit snugly and comfortably in your palm, although I still prefer square bottles for storage purposes. On to swatches! I should note this glitter looked *much* more intense in person!

Nicole Brilliant Idea in Sunlight

Nicole Brilliant Idea in Sunlight

Nicole Brilliant Idea in Shade

Nicole Brilliant Idea in Shade

After swatching on bare nails, I wanted to check it out over various other shades to see what I liked. Below are the shades I picked for testing, from left to right is OPI Black Onyx, NYX Titanic, Reitmans Mineral Aqua, Reitmans Coral Flash, and Rimmel Rags to Riches.

Colours

Before Brilliant Idea

Before Brilliant Idea

After Brilliant Idea

After Brilliant Idea

The goal here was to pick a favourite, then redo them in the selected favourite, but I had way too much fun with the varied shades and decided to leave it for a day or two! I did pick a favourite however. I chose Rags to Riches to test over because it is a green with gold micro glitter, and those two features together reminded me of Nicole Brilliant Idea. Rimmel Rags to Riches manages to somehow capture the shade and feel of (American) cash in a nail polish, and is an old favourite. Painting on a layer of Brilliant Idea over top felt like metaphorically throwing some gold doubloons on top of a pile of cash! It’s harder to pick up in a photo as the shades complement each other so well, but I assure you it looks like they were made for each other! I can’t imagine using Rags to Riches without a coat of this on top ever again! I sense a NOTD with this soon, I’m on a huge green nails kick lately!

I’m really happy with this unique, fun polish! I especially like the name. Enjoy your weekend!

Nicole for OPI Goodie Bag for Charity Find!

Nicole for OPI Goodie Bag SDM

Nicole for OPI Goodie Bag SDM

Occasionally as a treat after a particular good – or particularly awful – interview, I will allow myself a tiny beauty purchase. I usually have a $5 (or often less) rule, and I have been pretty lucky with my finds. I haven’t even got through swatching out the $1.44 Maybelline quads I happened upon not too long ago, only managed to try out the Emerald Smokes one so far! Will get on that soon.

Today, however, I broke my $5 rule, and I think it was well worth while! I visited the Richmond Center Shopper’s Drug Mart expecting to grab an Essence $1.99 polish or lippie and came across this display for “Goodie Bags”. They were $10 apiece and contained a wide variety of random makeup, mostly polishes but there were a few eye shadows, fancy stockings/tights, Sally Hansen nail stickers, eye liners, and most bags had some other high end beauty samples or fragrance samples in them as well. The sales woman came over to tell me about them, and I soon attracted a crowd of other curious women by rummaging through and asking questions.

SDM $10 Goodie Bags for charity

SDM $10 Goodie Bags for charity

$10 gets you a Goodie Bag, (all proceeds to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation), 7 tickets into a raffle for an amount I forget, I think it was $1000(?) and a ticket to their “Makeover Event” on May 3rd. The ticket itself includes a $5 coupon you may use on any cosmetic, fragrance or jewelry purchase over $5 on May 3rd, which I think is a nice touch. You also had the option to book a free consultation with their makeover beauty experts.

There was another large bin full behind this one!

There was another large bin full behind this one!

While milling about, rummaging through the bags and making generally happy female shopping sounds (Oooh! Pretty! What a nice idea!) with the women around me, I overhead one say, “oh I couldn’t wear any of these nail colours!”, to the bag in her hand. As my predilection for weird, dark, or unusual shades is well documented, I traded her the bag she found for the one holding pink and purple polishes that I had found. And I am certain that I traded up! My $10 goodie bag included 4 Nicole for OPI nail shades. Each one of these polishes would normally retail for $9.99 on it’s own!

Nicole for OPI

Nicole for OPI

Nicole for OPI

Nicole for OPI

Nicole for OPI

Nicole for OPI

I love these unique shades! Included were the following, all from Nicole for OPI:

1) A Phil’s Paradise – a shimmery gunmetal silver/pewter

2) Brilliant Idea – a sparkle coat with various sizes of golden olivey green glitters (favourite so far without testing yet!)

3) My Jay or the Highway – a cream formula putty shade taupe

4) Totally in the Dark – a deep dark midnight blue with matching blue sparkles, some silver too I think. I didn’t realize it at the time, but looking at it now, this is a potential Essie Starry Starry Night dupe…. for all of $2.50….wow.

I cannot wait to try these out! My weird greyed out sage green Earth Day polish selection from a couple days ago (Revlon Colorstay Spanish Moss) is still holding up well, so I probably won’t get to try one out til tomorrow. I will probably do a swatch, review and check for dupe info one by one as I try them out.

If you have a Shopper’s Drug Mart nearby, check it out! I found this in Richmond, but it looks like it might be at other Shoppers as well! Find yourself some goodies all while being charitable! I must admit this fun little find changed my day for the better!

Enjoy your weekend!

Nicole for OPI Goodie Bag SDM, Tickets, Coupon

Nicole for OPI Goodie Bag SDM, Tickets, Coupon

Revlon Colorstay Spanish Moss Earth Day NOTD

Revlon Colorstay Spanish Moss

Revlon Colorstay Spanish Moss

Hi! I had a few minutes tonight so I thought I’d share what I slapped on my nails for Earth Day yesterday! Any excuse to paint the nails, really. I chose the decidedly earthy toned Revlon Colorstay Spanish Moss. I prefer more unusual shades on my nails. It’s just nail polish after all, I’ve used temporary hair dyes that were more permanent.

Revlon Spanish Moss is an muted olivey-grey cool leaning army green. I thought for sure it was just a flat cream formula with no glitter but the pictures I took told me otherwise! There is tiny, almost impossible to see gold and green micro glitter in this! You can see it better in the bottle (and in the pictures) than on my nail. Spanish Moss is neutral enough to not call too much attention to itself, yet still has a surprisingly modern edgy appeal. The formula was amazing, I could have gotten away with 1 coat, and it dried pretty quickly. The pictures have 2 coats. Still looks great on day 2. I will likely get another day out if this before i get chips as I’m pretty rough on my hands. Regular, non long wear polishes don’t even last a day. This formula is big 3 free.

Revlon Colorstay Spanish Moss

Revlon Colorstay Spanish Moss

Revlon Colorstay Spanish Moss Swatch

Revlon Colorstay Spanish Moss Swatch

I like this polish far more than I thought I would! Anyone do anything especially earthy for Earth Day? I prepped for yet another interview and went to bed early! Have a great week!

Revlon Colorstay Rich Raspberry, Swatch, Review & Dupe Info!

Revlon Colorstay Rich Raspberry

Revlon Colorstay Rich Raspberry

Another post to continue documenting my ongoing passionate affection for purples and Revlon Colorstay Nail Enamel, today’s nails of the day is Revlon Colorstay Rich Raspberry! This shade could easily be included in my theme posts of Pantone’s Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid as well!

Revlon Colorstay Rich Raspberry is a bright, intense, sparkle free purple leaning fuchsia. The formula is like a cross between a jelly and a cream and applies smoothly and beautifully. If you had steady hands you could get away with 1 coat, but I need 2 to make it even. The brush is the wider, flatter type which i find suits my nails well. The swatches shown on nail are in shade, then sun and are the just Rich Raspberry alone, no base or top coat. Sorry about the rough cuticles, I’m healing up from a hangnail issue and have been doing some rough work around the house this weekend.

Revlon Colorstay Rich Raspberry

Revlon Colorstay Rich Raspberry

Revlon Colorstay Rich Raspberry

Revlon Colorstay Rich Raspberry

This shade is reputed to be a dupe for OPI Dim Sum Plum. I don’t own that one  so I can’t compare side by side, however I did study several pictures, and it appears to my eye that Dim Sum Plum is just the slightest bit dustier, which brings me to the picture below…

Revlon Colorstay Rich Raspberry, NYC MOMA

Revlon Colorstay Rich Raspberry, NYC MOMA

NYC Color in a Minute in MOMA is also, to my eye, just the slightest bit dustier. Technically this would make the NYC MOMA a better dupe for OPI Dim Sum Plum than the Revlon Rich Raspberry, but I still felt it was worth sharing. Another purple Revlon Colorstay/NYC nailpolish dupe I recently reviewed can be found here!

Other notable polishes this reminds me of include Our Fuchsia’s Looking Bright from Nicole for OPI (which is a bit pinker), OPI Florentine Fuchsia (which is a bit redder), OPI Ate Berries in the Canaries (unbelievably adorable name!) and OPI Kinky in Helsinki (same intensity, but with added beautiful shimmer).

And apparently because I can’t help myself, I ended up slapping a coat of Essie As Gold As It Gets on top!

Revlon Colorstay Rich Raspberry, Essie As Gold As It Gets

Revlon Colorstay Rich Raspberry, Essie As Gold As It Gets

 

Enjoy your week!

Revlon Coralberry Super Lustrous Lipstick Swatch & Review!

Revlon Coralberry

Revlon Coralberry

Apparently Spring Fashion Week 2014 had an orange lipstick trend, meanwhile I’ve been searching for a suitable for day wear coral toned lipstick that isn’t so orange that I can’t wear it! Warm orange tones just do not work with my cooler toned skin. I think I have found a good balance between a peachy orange and a pink in Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Coralberry 674.

 

Revlon Coralberry

Revlon Coralberry

Packaging is basic black with a brass ring with the Revlon logo. The top is see through, allowing you to see the shade right through the tube, which I appreciate. The label on the bottom is a reasonably close match to the colour of the product which is also handy.

Revlon Coralberry

Revlon Coralberry

I believe this shade has been around for years, Revlon is pretty good about not discontinuing their lipsticks (unlike their other products – I’m looking at you recently, secretly reformulated for the worse Revlon Colorstay foundation!). Coralberry is a creamy, smooth applying creme formula lipstick. The colour is a warm leaning pinky coral with barely perceptible tiny golden micro glitter which I don’t see in the end result on my lips. This shade remains just the slightest bit sheer, as shown in the swatch. It also tends to emphasize lip flakes so if you have drier lips I’d recommend an exfoliation and a balm on a day you want to wear this. Revlon Coralberry lasts a few hours on my lips and is fairly moisturizing.

Revlon Coralberry

Revlon Coralberry Swatch

Revlon Coralberry

Revlon Coralberry on lips

Well, even if someone thinks it’s still too orange for me, I can always tell them I’m just on trend for Spring! 🙂

Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal Barely Branded Swatch & Review!

Maybelline Barely Branded

Maybelline Barely Branded

I may seem a bit belated by reviewing this one a year or so after everyone else, but it actually took me this long to get my hands on it! I have a small collection of Maybelline’s other Color Tattoo offerings, but Barely Branded was always sold out and impossible to find in my small town. Glad to finally have it to wear and review today, it’s about time!

Maybelline Barely Branded Sunlight

Maybelline Barely Branded Sunlight

The verbosely named Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal By Eyestudio 24 hour Eyeshadow in 70 Barely Branded is a cream style shadow in a sturdy, higher end feeling glass jar. The shade is clearly labeled on the lid, and easy to see through the bottom of the glass jar making your desired shade easy to find no matter which way you store it.

Maybelline Barely Branded Shade

Maybelline Barely Branded Shade

The formula is a smooth, soft, cream, and easy to apply with either fingers or a synthetic brush. Barely Branded is a warm leaning cream/beige shade, with tiny flecks of golden micro glitter and blends into my NC20/25 skin nicely. I could see this looking too frosty for every day on very dark skin tones, but it might blend in beautifully on yellower skin tones. It sets within a couple of minutes, allowing you to sheerly blend it out however much you like, and once its set, it is SET.  On my oily eyelids it is on for the whole day, however it does wash off with my regular facial wash at the end of the day. If you wanted to use this as a base for a powder eyeshadow, you will want to work fast while this product is still tacky.

Maybelline Barely Branded Swatch

Maybelline Barely Branded Swatch

I have included a super close up of my eye with Barely Branded on to show that it doesn’t look too frosty once applied and that it blends out well. Maybelline Barely Branded is applied by finger on the lid and inner corner, with a bit of Tough as Taupe from the same line lightly buffed into the crease. Although a synthetic brush is generally better for cream products, I find that a natural fiber eye shadow brush picks up just the right amount of Tough as Taupe and blends it out far more smoothly for crease shading, so I make the exception when I am using that one in the crease. Also applied is Maybelline cream eyeliner in brown and Cover Girl Professional Mascara, waterproof, also in brown (another old favourite – starting using that over 20 years ago!). I would use this super fast and easy eye look with one of my brighter, redder, or darker lip shades.

Maybelline Barely Branded on eye

Maybelline Barely Branded on eye

I love these cream eye shadows by Maybelline. The only one I have slight issue with is the Bold Gold, which looks a bit too flaky on my lid. I have also read about others complaining of these drying up. I’ve had most of mine since they came out and although drier, they can still be applied. This might have something to do with me living in a more humid area.

Maybelline Color Tattoo cream eye shadows are available in drugstores and grocery stores in Canada. I found mine for $6.99 however they are usually priced around $10.99. They are made in the US and contain 0.14oz, or 4g. So glad to finally have this one, I’m going to get a lot of use out of it!

Almay Bold Nudes for Greens Swatch and Review!

Almay Bold Nudes for Greens

Almay Bold Nudes for Greens

It’s been a busy couple of days! On one of my stops this weekend I happened upon this offering from Almay that I had my eye on for a while. I love golden olive type greens almost as much as I love my purples, and when I saw I could grab the lengthily named Almay intense i-color bold nudes powder shadow trio for greens (414) for all of $2.99 I couldn’t pass it up! As you can see by the packaging, the palette is intended for those with green eyes, but as always I went ahead and ignored that. I’m not sure how they consider the green shade as “nude”, the same dilemma I had with the Almay bold nudes for browns (the purple palette I reviewed here) so I thought it might be wise to ignore that part too!

The back of the package had a little diagram showing how they expect you to apply it. This same diagram and set of instructions is found on the back of the palette itself.

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As mentioned in a previous review, I like the little line of eyelashes on the outside of the plastic lid! The eye shadow itself is arranged in how you’re intended to apply it on your eye. Nice and tidy, sturdy packaging.

Almay Bold Nudes for Greens

Almay Bold Nudes for Greens

 

The palette itself in indoor lighting, and in bright sun light.

Almay Bold Nudes for Greens

Almay Bold Nudes for Greens

Almay Bold Nudes for Greens

Almay Bold Nudes for Greens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The formula was silky soft to the touch, buttery but not too soft that it kicks up a bunch of powder when you go to apply. The highlighter shade is a creamy, opalescent pink leaning nude. I normally don’t like these shades as they usually look too frosty on me, but this blended into my skin so well I could use it as a luminizer. It didn’t look like a colour itself, it looked my it was my skin, only shiny. Also worth noting, this pale shade was hard to photograph in the sun as it reflecting off the light so much my camera couldn’t pick it up! The brown shade isn’t too warm that I can’t wear it and has just enough pigment to blend out smoothly as a crease shade.  The green shade is a lovely mossy olivey tone. Each one of these shades were so velvety to the touch while I was swatching with my fingers, I was a bit surprised the texture was this nice. All of the shades also had a golden shimmery touch to them, but no outright glitter. Shown here in sunlight and in indoor lighting.

Almay Bold Nudes for Greens Swatch Sunlight

Almay Bold Nudes for Greens Swatch Sunlight

Almay Bold Nudes for Greens Indoor Light

Almay Bold Nudes for Greens Indoor Light

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application was creamy, smooth and blended out well. I applied them mostly as shown on their label with the exception of less highlighter on the brow as I think it looks dated. I did use it in my inner corner. Also used was a few coats of Smashbox Eye Brightening Mascara reviewed here and my treasured MAC Powersurge Eye Kohl reviewed here. The green portion seems a bit brighter in the pictures, more lime like. It is definitely more mossy/olivey in person. In shade, the colours did look very neutral, something I also noticed with the Almay purple palette. These wore on my skin very comfortably and held up well to my oily lids.

Almay Bold Nudes for Greens

Almay Bold Nudes for Greens

Almay Bold Nudes for Greens

Almay Bold Nudes for Greens

 

Overall I quite like this palette, especially for the bargain I found it at! For a different green eye shadow look I did recently, check out my Irish Eyes look I did for St Patrick’s Day!

 

Revlon ColorStay in Bold Sangria, Swatches & Dupe Info!

Revlon Bold Sangria

Revlon Bold Sangria

Far and away my favourite nail polish formula is Revlon’s ColorStay Longwear Nail Enamel, in it’s current and even former incarnations. Been waiting for a sale (half price woohoo!) to finally grab the one I am reviewing today, Revlon Bold Sangria! I’ve gone on before about how I prefer my nail colours to be of the deeper, darker, moody and broody variety and this one manages to be all these things while remaining elegant and feminine.

 

Revlon Bold Sangria is a deep, dark purpley plum. I love this contrast against my pale skin (NC20/25 for reference). The formula is smooth, takes 2 coats for an even finish, and didn’t seem to take too long to dry to me. The brush is of the wider, flatter variety which I do prefer for my nails. The bottle is the standard simple, utilitarian and tidy round bottle and brush handle.

Here it is on my nails in shade from sun!

Revlon Bold Sangria Swatch

Revlon Bold Sangria Swatch

And in indoor lighting under flash!

Revlon Bold Sangria

Revlon Bold Sangria

 

Now when I looked up this product, I was made aware that Revlon Bold Sangria has been said to be a dupe for OPI Siberian Nights. I don’t have this one to compare, but online the pictures do look mighty close to me, so if you are looking for a less expensive or more available (in some areas) drugstore dupe, this one appears to make the cut. If you are looking for an even thriftier drugstore option, might I recommend NYC Color In A Minute in Battery Park Purple! I completely forgot I had this one, and want to show you how similar they are!

Revlon Bold Sangria, NYC Battery Park Purple

Revlon Bold Sangria, NYC Battery Park Purple

 

Bottles and swatches with flash below!

Revlon Bold Sangria and Battery Park Purple Swatch with Flash

Revlon Bold Sangria and NYC Battery Park Purple Swatch with Flash

 

Bottles and swatches without flash!

Revlon Bold Sangria and NYC Battery Park Purple without Flash

Revlon Bold Sangria and NYC Battery Park Purple without Flash

 

Close right? Those colours are pretty well dead on to my eye. Of course there will be a difference in formula, the NYC ones do in fact dry very quickly, which I love for a super speedy manicure that will last a day or two, but for longer lasting more reliable wear, the Colorstay is the way to go. NYC polishes retail for about $2-3 tops.

Revlon ColorStay Longwear Nail Enamel retails for around $10 Canadian, contain 0.4Oz/11.7mLs, and are big 3 free.

Revlon Bold Sangria

Revlon Bold Sangria

I love this stuff! Have a favourite purple?

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