Today I applied one of Revlon's new nail polishes called Facets of Fuchsia from their Autumn/ Winter 2011 collection. This is a really eye catching polish, it has a really dark, black-purple base packed full of a mixture of small round shaped and larger hexagon shaped fuchsia glitters. I haven't tried any Revlon nail polishes before, but have heard good things about them so I have high hopes for this one.
First I applied 2 coats of OPI Matte Nail Envy as my base followed by 2 coats of Facets of Fuchsia. The polish isn't too pretty after the first coat to be honest! It is almost grey in colour and streaky. The consistency of the lacquer is quite thin and watery which doesn't make it all that easy to apply but it isn't a complete nightmare. The second coat, however, completely transforms the polish into something really stunning. The thin, water-like appearance turns into a gorgeous jelly look with evenly dispersed glitter. I found that the polish dried pretty quickly as I usually find with most glitter polishes. Despite the glitter being quite chunky the finish doesn't feel too gritty which is great. I then finished off with 1 coat of Seche Vite Fast Drying Top Coat which added a gorgeous shine to the polish.
I have read online that this polish is a close dupe for Deborah Lippmann's Bad Romance Nail Polish so I'd perhaps skip this one if you already own that one! However, Deborah Lippmann polishes are priced at £16 in the UK ( sold at House of Fraser Online so if you have wanted to try Bad Romance but have been put off by the high price tag this could be a great option for you!
Overall, I really love this polish and the poor first coat and application is totally forgotten when you see the finished look. The price tag is also a great plus point for me as I am used to paying around £11 a bottle for Essie and OPI. Maybe I'll have to take a look at the other new polishes from the new collection.
I purchased my bottle of Facets of Fuchsia from Superdrug for £6.49. You can also get it from Boots. Look out for special offers on Revlon cosmetics as both stores often have them!