Reviews for Classic Nail Enamel by Revlon
Rating: Jun 7, 2014 10:09pm
Dreaming for more
I have only one of these in the shade Dreamer, which is a darling periwinkle blue shade. I picked this up during one of Chemist Warehouse's 50% off revlon sales so it was great value for money but I wouldn't purchase this at the full price. The first coat is quite thin and streaky but the second coat resolves all of that and the colour is opaque and has a creme finish. The smell is not the strongest acetone scent that I've encountered but it might still bother sensitive noses. Luckily, it fades quickly and the scent does not translate onto the nails unlike some nail polishes I've tried. For me, the first signs of chipping appeared on the third day but this doesn't bother me as I like switching up my manicure often. Revlon does a huge colour range in many different finishes so there's something for everyone
Rating: May 20, 2014 8:06pm
Not the best
I am not quite sure which shades I purchased in this nail enamel, however I remember one being a pearlescent/opalescent pink colour which was quite sheer although added a pearly pink tone to my nails. The other was a shimmery gold colour, which again was quite sheer. I found that both shades needed at least two coats to get noticeable colour onto them however I did like the formula of the polish as it went on pretty smoothly. I would really have to try some other shades which give more colour because I really want to love this polish but at the moment it's only streaky and sheer coverage which is not what I am after.
The brush is your typical enamel brush so nothing special there however nothing particularly bad either. The size of the jar is quite big however it's Revlon's trademark nail enamel.
Might repurchase in different shades.
Rating: May 15, 2014 10:10am
I found the application of the Revlon Classic Nail Enamel to be streaky. The polish is too thin and one coat is not enough, two coats and its not a smooth finish. The brush is also not big enough to cover the nail bed in a few strokes like Rimmel's nail polish brush. Would not buy again as it is dearer than many brands available in the mid price range.
Rating: May 11, 2014 3:39pm
good nailpolish, decent volume, what's not to like?
I only have a metallic, 2 cremes and 2 shimmery ones so I can't comment on their glitters, but in general revlon nailpolishes are one of those solid all-rounder products, and in Australia that deserves a slightly high price. (i'm a cheapskate anything over $10 for 14.7 mls is too much to me)
hang-on i'm pretty sure these cost more than 13.95, priceline sells them for 15.95.
fluid but not too thin, covers your natural colour in 1-2 coats, good pigmentation, wide colour range, isn't especially chip prone, and it's 3 free.
the shimmers with larger bits of glitter can feel a tiny bit gritty, but it's not really rough and one thin layer of topcoat will fix it.
Rating: May 10, 2014 11:43pm
An average polish, just satisfying
Application of this polish is easy as the consistency of this polish is quite 'runny' and thin. It is so easy to apply, it smoothly glides onto the nail and WILL adhere to your nail even though the polish is 'runny'. Since this formula is very thin, it does take 2-4 coats for an opaque look which can be time-consuming with the addition of the base/top coat.
Revlon brushes can be a nuisance, the brush is thin and since most people use the three stroke method, there might be a possibility of reloading the brush. The first coat is streaky and sometimes, even with 4 coats it can be still streaky. It takes practice for carefully/precisely painting the perfect curve under the cuticle. For me, it chips in 1-3 days and it usually chips on the edge (even applying polish on the free edge). The price of this product is not suited for the results, might be overpriced.
Rating: Mar 25, 2014 8:47am
Favourite polish brand
I've tried lots of polishes but I always come back to this classic by Revlon. It applies to nails thick enough that generally only one coat is needed. The polish is silky as it claims and applies evenly. I've been buying this polish for years and it doesn't go gluggy quickly and I also find the long handled brush much easier to paint with. There's also a huge variety of colours which I love.
Rating: Jan 13, 2014 8:02pm
Not the best of the lot
I've been using Revlon nail polishes ever since I was a teenager in the 90's, and it's pretty much the same design at this point in 2014 as it was back then. The brush, bottle and formula have been similar throughout the years, and it's still all there!
The trip down memory lane aside, it has unfortunately not improved from 2014. It still takes quite a while to dry and the formula continues to be thin, meaning that each layer is a little sheer.
They do, however, have a great range of colours!
Rating: Jan 9, 2014 12:50pm
Doesn't last long, expensive for what it is
- The bristles on this nail brush are the thin sort (not the thick flat ones that other brands may use)
- Texture: Generally the ones I've used have applied well. I have a variety of pinks and corals.
- Biggest downside: doesn't last long at all! There's tip wear after a day and nail polish normally lasts at least 2 days (with base and topcoat) for me
- at $13.95 RRP, it is very very expensive for its quality.
- I much prefer other drugstore brands (e.g. essence, ulta3)
Rating: Jan 7, 2014 8:20pm
Revlon is just ok
I found application was reasonable, though it is true that one colour can vary from the next as to application and finish. Dry time is average. I do find that it does not wear as well as some other polishes, and that I have some chipping and flaking each time I wear a Revlon polish. It would be nice to see more colours in the range. Might buy again but unsure, will probably be a spur of the moment decision if I do.
Rating: Jan 6, 2014 9:18am
Revlon really knows their colours. They have a great range. The brush is average size for easy application. I do use two coats, but I do with most polishes. The most important thing in polishes to me is staying power, I hate to have to do my nails more than once a week - Revlon is not as great as some other polishes I've used.