I was fooled by the Colourstay label into buying this. Don't! The polish is super sheer so you need at least 3 coats (or maybe it's just because I bought the sparkly white one, Always Cool), and it chips really, really easily. There's no staying power at all, and what doesn't chip off is a pain to remove.
I have this in Fall Mood. I adore the colour, it's a gorgeous shimmery/slightly sparkly bronze. Unfortunately it doesn't even last 24 hours on me without chipping. It's a real shame but it won't stop me from wearing it because I love the colour so much.
Got this in Provence, a bluish lilac colour which is very pretty. Unfortunately, the polish is so thick and blobby it comes out looking streaky with one coat and ridged and streaky with the second one. Applying a third coat gets rid of the streaks only to be replaced with lumps and bumps. It looks like a four year old did my nails (I'm not that inexperienced!) Also as others have said it takes a ridiculously long time to dry. It is still literally in a "wet" state after about five minutes. (I lightly tapped my nail with my finger and expected little to no tackiness but instead got gooey polish and ruined the nail). Using Seche Vite helped in the drying department but it doesn't hide the lumpiness.
Can't speak to how long it lasts because I've tried three times and cannot get a good application, so back to the store it goes. Disappointed.
I had high hopes for this polish but I find it chips just as easily if not more than my other cheapie Sally Hansen polishes. It's a lot thicker than other formulas so you can probably get by with 1 coat but I like 2. The long-lasting shine is nice, however.
I love this stuff for my toes because I can use two coats plus the topcoat and they look perfect for WEEKS. But I hate it on my fingernails. It takes FOR-EVER to dry - like hours. It's easy to walk around barefoot all day but impossible to sit around with your hands laying on the table all day. And if you use 2 coats, you really honestly need to wait like 24 hours in between coats or it just never sets up properly. So what I usually do for my toes is to paint one coat, then another coat 24 hours later, then the top coat 24 hours after that. Removing it is a super human feat. It takes 10x the number of cotton pads and half a bottle of remover. So it's just way too difficult and time consuming for fingers, but it's great for toes because you can just forget about it for weeks at a time. I would buy it again but only for toes.
This polish is a 2-part system with color and a durable topcoat. I bought this in "Always Sheer Buff" which is a sheer white/pink color (great for my job as a nurse). 1, maybe 2, coats are applied followed by the topcoat. Nice,shiny finish that lasts. I like it because it is the only polish system that can withstand all the handwashes in nursing. I've worn it the whole entire week and not 1 chip. Most other polishes chip on the first working day after I've polished. Because of that, I gave up polishing my fingernails. With this color, it is sheer enough to be professional and pretty. However, like others have said, dang it takes way too long to dry! I've woken up to dents and dings on my nails.
The colour i got was in sheer camisole and it was very streaky, it took a long time to dry, appears almost white when it's supposed to be pink and is really easy to get off. Even if you wait a day or two, you can still shape the nail polish like its mouldable? very disappointed because i like the rest of the revlon colorstay products =/
Great staying power!
I buy the clear coat, just to top off whatever brand I'm using, and it works like a charm. My nails last at LEAST 6 days, and I am very active with my hands. My toenails don't chip at all, they grow out and then I redo them...which takes an unbelievably long time!
My only gripe with this is how long it takes to dry. It will actually be dry to the touch, but not hardened, so you can push it around and screw up your nails, or nick them without even knowing, and they'll dry like that...and stay like that for a VERY long time. For that, I give it a 4.
Sticky until it dries, which takes forever, and very difficult to remove. Any smudges will be set in stone, btw.
Wow, this fingernail polish has some serious staying power! I painted my toenails and weeks later it was still on there just like the day I painted them. My fingernails don't last quite as long though because I constantly wash them and pick at my nails...I know bad habit. But it definitely last a lot longer than regular polishes! I love it!