Thursday, February 20, 2014

Revlon Nail Art Shiny Matte Nail Enamel in "Pinstripe": Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: Product featured was provided for review. 
Hello everyone, today I am actually bursting with excitement about the product I am reviewing! The Revlon Nail Art Shiny Matte Nail Enamel is a line of new double ended nail art polishes that feature both a matte and a metallic color that allow you to create a contrasting manicure! The matte polish can be as a base color with the standard polish brush it comes with and the metallic polish can be applied over the matte base with the striping brush it comes with to create whatever pattern you desire.
I was a little more adventurous (aka no talent for free-hand) and used the metallic polish for stamping, to read more and see more pictures, click........
The base color for Revlon Nail Art Shiny Matte in "Pinstripe" is a gorgeous deep black blue. For the picture above I used two coats of the polish. The polish is pigmented and dried very quickly. Though the formula is not as self-leveling as I would like, the finish is fairly smooth and any imperfection will be masked by the metallic polish.
The "shiny" component of the product is a metallic silver blue polish that comes with a striping brush. I had a hard time figuring out what pattern to draw over the matte blue so I settled with doing some stamping with the metallic polish using MoYou's The Pro Stamping Plate in #06 (reviewed here).
The finished look from the metallic polish over the matte polish is nothing short of stunning (if I do say so myself), the contrast between the matte and the almost foil-like metallic silver blue is super unique and eye-catching.
The metallic polish was surprisingly good for stamping and adhered to the matte color really well, though I wish there was a way for me to "seal" the design for longer wear, a top coat would have ruined the effect of this "shiny matte" polish duo.
So there you have it, the Nail Art Shiny Matte Nail Enamel from Revlon! I am completely in love with this product and the endless fun you can have with it by incorporating stamping into the equation. I have one more of these polish to review and I can't wait to play with it!

Did you pick up one of these polishes from Revlon? Do you like the shiny matte contrast trend? Let me know in the comments below!
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