October 16, 2017

Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Dealer's Choice Swatches & Review


Revlon Gel Envy Dealer's Choice swatch

Hello readers,
My recent trip to explore the mountains and canyons of southwest Utah provided the perfect opportunity to test Revlon's long wear Colorstay Gel Envy formula. Let's take a look at swatches and I'll let you know how it wore on me.

Bryce Canyon
Bryce Canyon National Park

Revlon Gel Envy Dealer's ChoiceRevlon Gel Envy Dealer's Choice

Dealer's Choice features a bright turquoise base with lots of small glass fleck shimmer throughout. I prepped my nails by wiping them with isopropyl alcohol to remove any oils. Since the colour is advertised as 'color + base' I skipped my usual strengthener and base coat. The formula was a tiny bit thick but still relatively easy to work with. It took two coats for full coverage and I used the coordinating Revlon Gel Envy top coat to seal everything up. Photos show two coats of Dealer's Choice with one coat of top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Revlon Gel Envy Dealer's Choice swatch

Revlon Dealer's Choice Review

Revlon Gel Envy Dealer's Choice review

So, did it last longer than regular polish? Yes and no. I found the colour lasted a couple days longer without major chips than I get with regular polish. I only had minor tip wear up until day 7 which is when the first chip appeared. With regular polish, I find this usually happens around day 5. However, I wasn't pleased with how the top coat wore. It seemed to scuff and scratch quite easily which means it lost a lot of it's glossiness only a few days in. In the future I might try the colour shade with my regular top coat instead and see how that combination fares. One other thing to note, unfortunately I did get some minor staining with this shade. Overall, Dealer's Choice is a really pretty colour, but I probably won't use the system exactly as instructed next time. You can find Revlon on


Happy polishing,

Michelle

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