|Would buy this product again.||76%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is a great drugstore polish. The color selection is great. They go on smooth with lots of shine and they are long lasting! Usually on my nails, everything chips by the second day. Not with these. I was able to 5 days without a chip. I will definitely buy more of these. I already have the color Marmalade which is a great summery color.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Black
I have 2, Blue Slate and Spanish Moss. So far, I have tried only Blue Slate. It is a different type of blue in my blue nail colors collection. Very opaque, just one coat between base and top coats is enough for me. I applied Ulta Silk Wrap base coat first and top with Seche Vite top coat. You can see my day 1 and day 9 pictures here:
I have one chip on my left index finger. I wash dishes/pots and chopped veggies. I must have chopped my nail color ;P
I love Colorstay nail colors more than regular Revlon nails, speed nails, etc. Lasting quality is significant. So does the price!
Bottom line: very long lasting as "colorstay" name applied.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
best nail polish i have used, hands down. I only buy drugstore polish because it goes bad before the bottle is used up anyway. Revlon was on sale so i bought buttercup (the yellow one) and a topcoat (not the colorstay top coat). I bought the yellow for a special ocasion, and now I wear it all the time! With 2 coats, it's completely opaque, and lasts the longest out of any polishes i have (at least 5 days without chipping). The next time I want nail polish, I'm going with revlon!
to what other people have said- yes the texture is weird on the first coat, it's a little hard to work with, but the second coat make it look perfect. this polish definitely needs 2 coats and it looks perfect!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Black
I have this in buttercup and provence.
At first the formula is awful, blobby, streaky, cuticle drag etc. Then I threw in a tonne of nail polish thinner before my second coat and it was amazing. I wound up using 3 coats of buttercup and 2 coats of provence after thinning out the bottles and I LOVE them now. the difference is night and day. I hated the original, I love my thinned version. buttercup is a very white based yellow so it is more prone to streaking, but 3 thin coats solves that. provence is just a lovely light lavender.
If you don't have polish thinner at hand, I think you might find these two colors difficult and messy. they are opaque though even after all the thinner i dumped in them.
The price is not great at 8 bucks for a smaller than usual amount,but if you happen to catch them on sale for 5 bucks or less it is worth it then...mostly for buttercup as i have yet to find a dupe that doesn't have an even worse formula. (looking at you sinfull colors)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I just bought polish this in Buttercup (100) and Stormy Night (200).
The formula is pretty good - thick but not goopy, very smooth and no bubbles when it dried. Two coats were enough for a matte finish with both shades. I think the finished color would be better with a bit of iridescence to it, for these two shades at least, but that is just my opinion. The formula has a nice sheen and the brush is good quality, dense with a rounded edge.
As a pedicure, the polish lasted a week without chipping - and might have lasted longer, but I change colors once a week usually. I am impressed, and would buy more Colorstay polishes, even though I consider the $8 price tag a bit much. (The price is why I gave it a 4/5).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
First off, this line is quite expensive for a drugstore nail polish line, but it's often on sale...
I bought five polishes and the top coat one sale. I have no complaints about the application process, and I quite like the doubled, wide brush. Two coats are enough for opacity. When they dry, they're one of the shiniest polishes I've tried. And they are quite long wearing.
But the one big fat con is that it takes couple days to completely dry. I will get nicks and smudges after it's been full 24 hours. The shine and gel like look is pointless if my nails are covered in nicks and smudges. I might help to put on fast dry top coat and then put colorstay top coat on but I won't be getting any more.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have this polish in Red Carpet, which is a great classic red that's perfect for year-round wear.
One thick coat or two thin coats of this product are all you really need for opaque coverage. The polish goes on smooth and leaves a really shiny finish. This doesn't last that long on my thumb and pointer fingers since I'm constantly opening containers and bobby pins, but on my other fingers and toes, this polish does last about a week!
My one major gripe with this product is that even after it "dries" it's still not super hard. Even after having the polish on for a full 24 hours, I feel like my nails get scuffs and scratches in the surface since the finish still feels a bit soft.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I cannot believe I'm in love with a drugstore product!
I purchased Passionately Pink and it wore so incredibly well! No chips at all for a full week. I just removed it for another polish and it was even tough to pull off with remover. Awesome! This stayed better than any of my other polishes: Butter, OPI, China Glaze, Essie and Zoya.
Just an additional note... I used Butter base and topcoat.
Need to purchase more shades!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love these polishes!!! The formula is not too thick, and I think the consistency makes it really easy to apply. The brush is really nice and can get into all the crevices of my nails. I did not buy the base coat or top coat, but even with out those I get great shine! As for the staying power i'm not 100% sure because my nails are extremely frail and have lots of ridges, i did though try it on my mom who has strong nails and they lasted little over a week in with minimal chipping. Price I think is not that bad, especially with coupons you can get from the Sunday paper. I now own 10 polishes just from the Revlon Colorstay line.
out of the ones i've bought i've tried these colors so far:
Blue Slate - a pretty gray blue
Midnight - a deep cobalt blue
Spanish Moss - an army green that looks grayish sometimes.
Marmalade (takes a 3+ coats for opacity, my only problem so far) - average orange
Vintage Rose - a pinky raspberry
Pale Cashmere - my favorite out of all that i've tried so far, a pale baby pink, so many compliments!
p.s. buy these polishes at target or walmart, NOT the drugstore. Its 8 dollars at the drugstore and 5 at walmart and target, don't get ripped off like me!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
These polishes do last longer than normal polishes. The secret is you have to use the top coat from this line in order to make it lasts up to 7 days. I don't know about 11 days. I normally don't wear my nail polishes that long because i get tired of it. But if you are planning to take a trip somewhere and don't want to have pay for a professional manicure. This is your best bet.
The formula is a little bit thicker than most but not so thick that it's hard to spread. Drying time is a bit long but I use a nail polish dryer spray to speed it up.
Age: Unknown Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I have this in two colors: Rainforest and Calla Lily. Both colors are very nice but the 11 day wear claim is not true. I used both the base and top coat that goes with this and I get 3 days without chips. If I use the prolong wear rimmel I get 8 days with no chips so I see no reason to buy this again.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I bought this polish in Calla Lily. It looks white in the bottle but on it is a nice sheer white with subtle golden micro glitter. I wanted it to go on my toes over white tips in a french manicure. It is very pretty and doesn't scream white, the sparkle isn't over the top either. Classy. I don't care about the wear, I love nail polish and change it often but if I want it to, it will last every bit of 2 weeks on my toes.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I work outside, but I still like to keep my nails looking nice and my hands looking feminine. I turned to Colorstay with its promise of "11-day Shatter-Proof Wear." I wasn't disappointed!
I was unable to find either top coat or base coat, so I used some of the other, long-lasting polishes I have. I began by using a Revlon buffing block (doing everything but shining), then a layer of ORLY's Primetime Chip Preventing Primer. I put two coats of the Revlon Colorstay (in Rain Forest). The coverage was pretty good, but decided for a third. I topped it with a coat of Out the Door's topcoat.
I became pretty anxious because I got a chip really soon--like, two hours soon. I repaired it and put another layer of topcoat on for good measure.
After the initial chip, I didn't have any visible signs of wear for a good 72 hours, and was very impressed! The chips I did have were easily repaired. There was some scuffing, but I put more topcoat on for shine. In all, it lasted for 6 days and probably would have lased longer if I hadn't removed it. When I removed them, they were still looking pretty good, and I could have easily repaired them, but chose to switch color.
I think if I had a different color, the chipping would have been less visible. Very happy and very durable!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
*PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR UPDATE TO ORIGINAL REVIEW*
ORIGINAL - I just got this in Red Carpet & put it on the other day - so far, so good. The only problem I had was I accidentally dragged my nail along the end of a zipper but it just mad ethe TINIEST scratch you can barely even notice, whereas with other nail polishes it would have chipped right away.
As to what some other people have said about this nail polish, DON'T BE DISMAYED! I didn't find the smell to be any stronger than any other nail polish & as far as drying time, I just put on 2 coats of the polish (without a base coat) & that was enough to be fully opaque for the red color I chose. I used an Instant Dry top coat & my nails were dry within 5 minutes. I made sure not to do any tough stuff with them for like another hour just to be safe but they never gave me any problem so I think people were just using too much polish or the wrong kind of top coat.
Also, my nails are SO shiny. They look amazing, esp. with the bright red color.
I am loving it so far & I got mine for $7.99 & don't think that's too much to pay for a good nail polish.
I will update in a few days to let you know how it holds up...
UPDATE - I did get a chip in 3 days, even though it says "chip-free" for up to 11, but that being said, I have nails that peel quite easily, so I noticed it was really more about my type of nails than the actual polish itself & it was only one nail, which could easily be fixed without doing another full mani.
As for a red nail polish, I feel that this one holds up just as well as if not better than others & the shine is incomparable. For me, the occasional chip to repair is no biggie, just one light swipe over it & let it dry or for a bigger problem, two coats & then some Instant Dry. Either way, it only takes 5 minutes or less so I think this is a great polish & it will be my go-to red polish from now on. A great buy!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
The colours are nice but the smell of this product is horrible, and it lingers forever (long after the polish is dry). It's the same smell their old formulation had. I'm not surprised I saw these in the clearance bin at my local Shoppers Drug Mart.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
i bought two colors in this line, pale cashmere and provence. I really liked the provence color, the staying power for me was the same as all nail polishes for me, which is about 2 days max. I did not do a base or top coat, and i used two coats of color. I was not impressed with the color pale cashmere, it was streaky, and not opaque. I personally think these two colors are sophisticated, which i wanted. I paid about 5 dollars for them at my local meijer grocery store, so the price is not too high.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I LOVE these polishes. The application goes on sooo smooth and opaque with just the first coat. Perfect with just two coats. These polishes are my new HG drugstore polishes. The reason why I'm not a fan of Essie even some colors are to die for is because you usually need 3 coats to achieve the opacity you see in the bottle. Not with these. Omg I need to get more. So far I've picked up Blue Slate, Spanish Moss, and Buttercup. I still want Provence, Rich Raspberry, and Cafe Pink. Maybe Midnight as well. I'd def recommend this line over any other line of polishes. Even OPI
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I was given a set of one bottle of each of the 32 colors plus the top and base coat from this line, and it's decidedly a mixed bag. The colors are all pretty and so far the wear has been incredible (eight days without a chip before I finally got tired of the color and took it off). The opacity is good, with most shades requiring two coats but some of the deeper shades are fully opaque with a single coat. The pale sheers are streaky messes. The formula is a bit thick but not goopy (although I have experienced bubbling with at least one shade) and the double brushes help spread the polish evenly. The main problem I'm having is with dry time: some shades dry quickly, some shades take longer, and one or two shades took nearly a full day to dry. I found that applying a drop of cuticle oil to my nails and gently massaging it in about an hour after I polish them helps with the dry time. These are nice polishes but could be better, dry time wise.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I bought two shades of this because they were on sale. I have only tried Pale Cashmere so far and am very disappointed. The consistency is goopy and uneven. The brush is similar to Rimmel's but in conjunction with this formula, it does not apply evenly and you always have either too little or too much polish on the brush. It doesn't run down the brush smoothly. The application was streaky and gloppy. This was especially apparent on a milky pale shade like Pale Cashmere. It takes forever to dry too. I'm returning these. Not sure if the formulation is goopy because of it's attempt to mimic gel polishes that use UV light. I definitely would never pay the full price of $8 when great brands like OPI and Essie are the same cost. Highly do not recommend.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I love this nail polish!! It has blown me away and for me that is saying alot. I used to dislike Revlon nail polish until now. I have the colors Vintage Rose (a nudish rose), Rich Raspberry (a fushia), and Red Carpet (a cherry red). The formula is very smooth & glossy, no streaks, rich color, super shiny, no chiping, & long lasting + superb brush. I highly recommend it.
*Details from Revlon's official website: Colorstay nail color formula is fortified with unique ingredients that provide high impact color and gel-like shine in fashion forward range of shades and finishes. This technology is based on a unique combination of resin and high molecular weight polymers designed to provide flexible, shatterproof color with excellent color retention and gloss.
Available in 32 shades.