Monday, June 11, 2012
Revlon Lemon Meringue
This polish is part of the Revlon Scented Treats collection. By the looks of it, you'd assume that it's an innocent polish... but be warned! This is possibly one of the worst polishes I've ever tried :(
The color is nice, but the formula is where this polish just sucked really bad. From the bottle, I thought it was perhaps a jelly... but much to my dismay, the translucency of the polish in the bottle is due to its runny consistency! It was so runny, I felt like I was painting water onto my nails, because the polish just didn't want to adhere. The second coat wasn't as bad, but it was very streaky and left terrible patches everywhere, so I needed a third coat to touch up all the bald, uneven spots. I couldn't get away without using an additional coat because the polish tended to glob up or get worse when I tried to fix it while wet. The finish wasn't glossy and I ended up getting bubbles, so I needed to finish off with my Seche Vite top coat, in an attempt to camouflage the bubbles and compensate for the lack of shine.
I usually don't have a problem with scented products, but this one was was really overwhelming! It's a sickeningly sweet, sugary smell that stampedes into my nostrils even after two layers of top coat. It eventually fades over time, but while it lingered, I felt like my head was going to explode.
As you can see from the pictures, it's not impossible to work with. I managed to make it look decent; however, considering all the trouble that it's worth, I'd suggest checking out other options if you're really into this shade. Have any of you tried this polish before? Do you think it's worth the trouble?