|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Love the color and love the brush. I was looking for a navy np, but saw this on clearance at CVS for 75%, so what the heck...close enough. This is a gorgeous pigmented royal blue and I needed 2 coats for even coverage. In my limited np experience, this is one of the best brushes I've used and I can get a pretty clean line along my cuticles which makes clean-up a lot easier. I was not bothered by the smell; just smells like nail polish to me. Formula itself is just okay. It's supposed to be a fast dry formula, but I find that just gets goopy if I work too slowly and it doesn't really completely dry any faster than other nail polishes. Since it's a deep blue, I would not wear this w/o a basecoat and risk stains. A topcoat is also a must b/c the finish is not very shiny and it seems to wear off much faster w/o a topcoat. With bc and tc, I almost have no chipping after 5 days and just tip-wear.
BC=Poshe, TC= Sally Hansen Insta-Dri
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
i haven't seen such a cool drugstore color in a very long time. got this for around 5 bucks at rite aid and i love it. it a very pigmented jelly. its VERY similar to rescue beauty lounge's ikb:2012 which has an 18 dollar price tag. i love this color for the price and will need a back up. no odd smell in my bottle or any staining. comes off nice and easy.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is the most gorgeous true royal blue jelly nail polish I have ever seen or found. I've searched high and low from china glaze to essie to OPI and haven't found anything close to the colour and finish of this polish.
I find that applying one medium to thick coat of this polish works best, applying two coats makes the colour come off a bit darker for my liking. One coat is a beautiful semi translucent electric blue.
I'll be adding my complaint about the smell of this polish to the chorus of others already on here. Generally, I'm not one to care for the smell of products I use, but this one does have a more foul scent than other nail polishes in general - almost like a stinky manufacturing/factory smell. However, once it dries it's a non-issue. Although, I've found that it stinks up my bin when I've removed it with nail polish remover and a cotton pad more than other polishes. Again, I can look past that.
Also, like most of the other revlon top speed polishes, this one dries to a dull finish so you do have to use a top coat with it if you want the glossy effect. Again, not really an issue for me because I always use Poshe fast dry top coat on top of every manicure anyway.
Overall, gave it 4 lippies because despite the smell it's still a gorgeous polish and good value too.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Boooo. I'm so sad I have to give this beautiful colour such a bad review. It really is gorgeous- a glowing, almost neon sapphire blue- incredibly unique. But it chips within the first day of wear, more than any polish I've ever tried. Worse than that- this STAINS YOUR NAILS LIKE CRAAAAAAZY. And the skin around it too! I have never seen anything like it, honestly. Thumbs down :(
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Beautiful juicy cobalt jelly. This is very unique for a drugstore color. Unlike others, my bottle had no noticeable smell, aside from the typical polish smell.
I wish the handle of the bottle (and all Revlons) was a little heavier. This would give me a little more control when working with a thinner formula like this one.
You will have VNL with 3 or less coats, but the effect is nice. This polish really glows from within. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy Eyes: Hazel
The good: I don't have another colour similar in my collection. It is what the name says : a deep royal blue. On my nails, the colour matches what is in the bottle which is always a good sign in my books ^_^ It is also fast drying which is a good characteristic to have with any nail polish if you need to paint your nails in a hurry. Colour pay-off is great if applied correctly and with a good extending wear top coat, the colour will last.
The bad: Like black, this is one colour that shows if you've made mistakes in relation to how well you've applied it. Because the polish has a very wet consistency, it is also important to make sure you don't have too much product on the brush otherwise you'll make a mess. Agreeing with other posters, the smell is rather.. potent in comparison to my other polishes.
Picture: Above is my nails after a week of wearing Royal. The tips have started to wear (I am a uni student so that means heaps of typing haha) but I'm rather content with how the colour has stayed. Under Royal, I have my favourite nail hardener Herôme nail hardener extra strong and on top of Royal I have Sally Hansen Mega Shine extend wear top coat.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Blue
5 lippies for the color, and 3 for the formula. This is my first Revlon Top Speed nail polish. I, like most of the other reviewers, was drawn in by the stunning cobalt blue color, and it looks the same on the nail as it does in the bottle. However, as many have said the formula leaves something to be desired. Although I did not have any initial application problems (the color went on smoothly, dried quickly, was shiny and opaque in 2 coats) I started to get some minor tip wear after the first 24 hours. And that's with a base coat, a glitter top coat and a regular top coat. I have been wearing it for about 3 days now and have a feeling it would have chipped more noticibly without the other layers to protect it. But the color is absolutely stunning, and I like the brush and bottle as well. I might try another Top Speed nail polish in the future, but will keep in mind that it is not a long wearing nail polish by any means. A base and top coat are a must with this one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly Eyes: Green
I love the color and the formula, but oh my goodness, that smell! It's like skunks and old cigarettes had a baby! It's really hard to get past the smell. As far as the formula it goes on thick and smooth, like a thicker version of the OPI Sorbets. At one coat it still looks somewhat jelly-like on the nail and like the bottle color but I couldn't get it to go on even enough in a single coat. At 2 coats it looks much darker than the bottle and is completely opaque, losing that lovely jelly quality I wanted. If you're looking for a deep navy polish you will love it. However if you're expecting a jelly you probably will be disappointed unless you add some clear to it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I like this jelly polish, but it was kind of a pain to work with. It was thick and stinky. A top coat is definitely needed!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Super saturated dark blue. If you are deft with your nail polish then maybe you can get away with one coat. This was about one and half coats for me. However, this has been the stinkiest nail polish I've dealt with. It smelled like skunk diarrhea. The dry was fast, but a top coat is required, otherwise the polish dries to a strange semi-matte finish.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got this because people on the nail board were raving about the blue jelly. I love the color, it is really unique to my collection. It was about as jelly-looking as a darker blue could get. I really didn't care much for the formula, it was a little runny. I had more tip wear then I do with other polishes. I did, however, receive a lot of compliments when I was wearing this polish.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I basically got this nail polish for 99 cents at my local CVS. I hate it. It chipped the second it dried pretty much. By the end of the day it looked like i had this color on for a week. I know I only paid 99 cents but I expect it to work lol. And it's Revlon too. I put a top coat, I sprayed nail polish dryer...nothing helped. If I could return it I would. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. It is a pretty color however. I just wish it lasted more than a few hours.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
OK.......................... It dries fast, just as it says. There ends the overall goodness of the product itself. I like the color a LOT. Very coo bright blue, dark enough to cover in two coats...... but it looks like sh*t when its dry. Streaky, not at all 'top coat' shiny... If you put a real top coat over it, it looks a lot better...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Medium Eyes: Brown
The majority of my nail polish collection is Revlon for a reason. I find the staying power just as long as OPI, Essie, etc.... I use a Revlon or OPI top coat. I don't see how people use Seche Vite and the stuff chips in a day. This color stayed on my nails 5 days without chipping & I use my hands at work everyday. The color is a tad darker than in the bottle & only takes 1 coat for opacity. One of my favorite nail polish colors ever!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This looks like a bright, almost-neon indigo in the bottle but goes on darker -- almost navy. It has that nice bright glow only in sunlight. Nevertheless, it's a lovely color -- clear and vibrant cobalt blue with none of the gray tones or murkiness that china glaze bermuda blue and other blues in this family tend to have.
I don't know whether to call this a creme or a jelly... it's not fully either, but it's more of a jelly. Surprisingly, the color is solid enough for one-coat coverage and the formula allows for even one-coat coverage as well. Rare for a jelly. You should be aware, though, that this dries to a satin finish rather than the "glossy" finish that revlon's website boasts of.
The formula is somewhat vulnerable to tip wear (even with a good topcoat like seche vite), and I generally tend to have higher expectations for products in this price range. However, as the color is rather unique, I probably will repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This polish is a beautiful rich royal blue polish it's great because it doesn't lean toward purple and its not so deep that it goes black but full on rich royal blue. I enjoyed this more than OPI's Dating a Royal which wasn't deep or vibrant enough it was to grey toned I think. This polish has one fatal flaw and that it chips and peels off in sheets. I think because it's a quick dry but im not sure. I used standard top coats like Seche Vite but with not luck so buy with caution.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This colour looks amazing in the bottle - a deep but still vibrant cobalt. It goes a bit darker on the nail but I still loved it.
However the wear on this is absolutely terrible. I had tipwear just hours after application (with topcoat!) and by the end of the day it was just totally demolished. It looked like week-old polish! I might experiment around with different bases & topcoats to see if I can make this work because I do love the colour but it's a pretty disappointing product. Definitely wouldn't recommend it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This blue went on darker than I expected. In the bottle it looks "royal" but on my nails it seems much darker. It's a creme and it's nice, but it's not unique. It dries very quickly and I only needed one coat for opacity. It's been on less than 24 hours and already I have tip-wear (yes I used a top coat).